Fox News legal analyst Andrew Napolitano sounded the alarms on Jonathan Turley, who appeared before Congress on Wednesday as part of the ongoing impeachment inquiry.
During his appearance before Congress, Turley claimed that Trump’s conduct with regards to Ukraine does not rise to the level of a crime that’s impeachable because he didn’t gain anything from withholding military aid from Ukraine.
But speaking on Fox News this morning, Napolitano disagreed, saying that Trump committed a clear act of obstruction.
“…the Supreme Court ruled that the President does retain a limited executive privilege when documents are sought from the judicial branch,” Napolitano said.
“But where I disagree with my dear friend — I’ve worked with him and I’ve testified alongside of him, Jon Turley — on the significance of obstruction of justice, he is forgetting that the House has the sole, S-O-L-E power of impeachment,” he continued. “It doesn’t need to go to a court for approval. It doesn’t need go to a court to get its subpoenas enforced. When the president receives a subpoena, or in this case Mick Mulvaney, Mike Pompeo receive a subpoena and they throw it in a drawer, they don’t comply or challenge because the president told them to, that is the act of obstruction.”
Take a look at Napolitano’s comments in the video clip below:
Fox News' Judge Napolitano crushes Turley: "The House has sole power of impeachment. It does not need to go to a court… When the president receives a subpoena, Mick Mulvaney, Mike Pompeo receive a subpoena and they throw it in a drawer… that is the act of obstruction." pic.twitter.com/WjoKgkvImS
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