This week, Judge Andrew Napolitano suggested that the Mueller report might provide enough evidence to prosecute Donald Trump.
“Depending on how you look at them, there might be enough to prosecute, but the attorney general has decided it’s not enough to prosecute,” Napolitano said during his show on Fox Nation.
In recent months, Judge Andrew Napolitano has soured dramatically on Trump.
It got much worse after special counsel Robert Mueller’s report was released. Judge Napolitano criticized Trump as “venal, amoral,” and “deceptive,” but acknowledged his behavior didn’t “rise to the level of criminality.”
“But it did show a venal, amoral, deceptive Donald Trump, instructing his aides to lie and willing help them to do so,” Napolitano said. “That’s not good in the president of the United States.”
“On obstruction of justice … the president is not exactly cleared,” Napolitano added.
Two of the main sticking points that Dems are latching onto right now are the circumstances surrounding the firing of ex-FBI director James Comey and Trump’s alleged request of Don McGhan to fire Robert Mueller, Napolitano said.
This is where it gets a little tricky.
The easy part of this equation is James Comey. His termination has already been reviewed by the inspector general and justified.
So, that only leaves us with Trump asking for the special counsel to be removed. Was this Trump inquiring if he could fire Mueller or did he really insist on letting him go? Obviously, we know Mueller was never fired, so we tend to err on the side of Trump seeking advice.
Trump knew a special counsel probe would hinder his administration. Trump also knew his campaign had done nothing wrong in terms of collusion.
After two years of investigations, Robert Mueller could not definitively say Trump obstructed justice and he exonerated Trump on the collusion charges.
Napolitano is way off base here. Worse, he’s joining the Democrats in promoting a baseless, malicious narrative against Trump.