‘Is It That Bad?’: Fox News Host Agonizes After Legal Analyst Drops Truth Bomb About Trump
Fox Business host Stuart Varney was left speechless after the conservative network’s legal analyst Andrew Napolitano said special counsel Robert Mueller “basically” said in a public statement on Wednesday that his office would have indicted President Trump had he not been president.
“This is even stronger than the language in his report,” Napolitano said on Fox Business Network after Mueller delivered his first public comments on the 22-month investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and whether Trump obstructed justice.
Napolitano added Mueller’s comments also seemed like a “parting shot at his soon-to-be former boss,” Attorney General William Barr.
“Because this statement is 180 degrees from the four-page statement that Bill Barr issued at the time he first saw the report,” Napolitano said.
“Is it that bad?” Varney asked. Napolitano replied, “I think so.”
“Basically he’s saying the president can’t be indicted, otherwise we would have indicted him, and we’re not going to charge him with a crime because there’s no forum in which for him to refute the charges, but we could not say that he didn’t commit a crime — fill in the blank, because we believe he did,” he said.
He later went on to say that the press conference from Mueller was bad for Trump and Barr, but “fodder” for Democratic lawmakers.
Napolitano has repeatedly weighed in on matters related to the investigation since Mueller’s report was released. He said in April that the report contained “at least a half-dozen” instances of Trump committing obstruction of justice.
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