Watch: Fox News Legal Analyst Drops Truth Bomb About Mueller Report
During an appearance on Fox News on Wednesday, legal analyst Andrew Napolitano said that special counsel Robert Mueller must have uncovered “evidence” of criminal activity in his investigation into Russian interference and President Trump
Napolitano’s remarks came as Trump continues to say that Attorney General William Barr’s summary of the investigation exonerates him of the collusion and obstruction of justice allegations.
“I have argued for a couple of weeks that the Barr summary, the four-page attorney general summary, did not say no evidence of conspiracy,” Napolitano said on Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom.”
“It did not say no evidence of obstruction. It said not enough evidence to establish the crime. Establish is lawyer-speak for prove it beyond a reasonable doubt.”
Napolitano added that “there must be some evidence of something” in the report on Mueller’s investigation. “If there was no evidence of any criminal activity whatsoever then the attorney general would have said that in his four-page summary and he didn’t,” he said.
Barr said in a four-page summary sent to Congress last month that Mueller did not uncover evidence to conclude that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election.
Mueller did not make a definitive stance on obstruction of justice. But Barr and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein decided Mueller did not provide sufficient evidence of obstruction of justice to pursue it. Mueller does not exonerate Trump on the issue, according to Barr’s summary.
Still, Trump and his supporters have repeatedly said that the summary exonerated him of all charges. Trump again said Wednesday that he was “totally exonerated.”
Many lawmakers have called for Barr to release the full report on Mueller’s investigation. Barr has said that he expects to release Mueller’s report on the investigation by mid-April.
Napolitano has continually said that Mueller’s investigation likely uncovered evidence of collusion and obstruction of justice.
“In the 700-page summary of the 2 million pages of raw evidence, there is undoubtedly some evidence of a conspiracy and some evidence of obstruction of justice,” he said in March. “Just not enough evidence.”
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