President Trump praised Fox News after the airing of a "Fox & Friends" segment recapping the allegation that a senior U.S. intelligence official revealed the names of some of Trump's associates in intelligence reports, despite rules requiring that such names be kept confidential in most cases.
Fox News first raised the allegation in a report based on anonymous sources that was published online three days before. One of the authors, Adam Housley, was featured in the televised segment.
Again citing anonymous sources, Housley reasserted his claim that electronic surveillance of Trump and some of his associates was conducted before Trump won the GOP presidential nomination. Housley said that some of those associates were named in intelligence reports, which he called "unprecedented." It's not clear who allegedly ordered the surveillance, he said.