Fox News Judge Bashes ‘Unlawful’ Trump As He Admits The President Committed Obstruction
Fox News legal analyst Andrew Napolitano published a column on Thursday condemning Donald Trump and admitting that the president has repeatedly tried to obstruct justice in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.
Napolitano claims that Attorney General Bill Barr was attempting to protect Trump because his claims that Trump did not obstruct were flat out wrong.
“The nearly universal view of law enforcement, however, is that the obstruction statute prohibits all attempted self-serving interference with government investigations or proceedings,” he writes. “Thus, as Georgetown Professor Neal Katyal recently pointed out, former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was convicted of obstruction for interfering with an investigation of his extramarital affair, even though the affair was lawful.”
Napolitano further argues that someone’s attempt to obstruct justice doesn’t have to be successful for it to be a criminal offense.
“If my neighbor tackles me on my way into a courthouse in order to impede a jury from hearing my testimony, and, though delayed, I still make it to the courthouse and testify, then the neighbor is guilty of obstruction because he attempted to impede the work of the jury that was waiting to hear me,” he adds.
Napolitano goes on to claim that Democrats have a strong argument to begin the impeachment proceedings based on the Mueller report.
“Ordering obstruction to save himself from the consequences of his own behavior is unlawful, defenseless and condemnable,” he concludes.