Fox News’ Judge Napolitano Slams Judge in Manafort Trial: ‘Showing Extraordinary Bias Against the Gov’t’

The judge overseeing the Paul Manafort trial, U.S. District Court Judge T.S. Ellis, has clashed with prosecutors in recent days. Yesterday was particularly heated in what Politico described as “a series of prickly clashes in which Ellis snapped at one of special counsel Robert Mueller’s prosecutors.” Fox News’ Judge Andrew Napolitano told Dana Perino that he found Rick Gates to be a convincing witness, while pointing out that everything that Gates did seems “an encyclopedic example of the swamp that President Trump said he would drain.” “He had these two guys running his campaign! They were worse than anybody!” he added. Perino asked Napolitano about Judge Ellis’ expressions of impatience, and it turns out he actually has some criticisms of the judge:
“I’m not happy with this judge. He’s making too much of the case about him and he’s showing an extraordinary bias Continue reading "Fox News’ Judge Napolitano Slams Judge in Manafort Trial: ‘Showing Extraordinary Bias Against the Gov’t’"

Judge Napolitano: It’s ‘Egregiously Unfair’ to Trump That His Conversations With Cohen Are Not Protected

Fox News’ Judge Andrew Napolitano says its its “egregiously unfair” to President Donald Trump that special counsel Robert Mueller‘s investigation has ballooned to the size it has. Napolitano spoke to Harris Faulkner on Tuesday about news reported by the Wall Street Journal that federal authorities are investigating former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen for alleged tax fraud. The Fox judicial analyst wasn’t particularly surprised by the news, saying Cohen probably spent weeks talking to Mueller and investigators about this before it became public knowledge. Napolitano added that the investigation has become “a lot larger than anybody imagined at the time that Jeff Sessions recused himself,” and the attorney general “should not have accepted the appointment” to his position knowing he’d have to recuse himself in this case.
“In a sense, this is egregiously unfair to the president that they have now ensnared his own lawyer in conversations that he, the Continue reading "Judge Napolitano: It’s ‘Egregiously Unfair’ to Trump That His Conversations With Cohen Are Not Protected"

Napolitano Lays Out How Trump Tower Meeting Seeking Dirt on Clinton Could Amount to Crime of Conspiracy

Fox News senior judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano appeared on Fox & Friends Tuesday and laid out what it would take for Special Counsel Robert Mueller‘s investigation to find crimes stemming from the Trump Tower meeting. The June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower — at which Don Jr. and other Trump campaign staffers met with a Kremlin-tied lawyer promising dirt on Hillary Clinton — is back in the news this week after the president admitted the meeting was not primarily about adoptions, as previously claimed. Fox & Friends host Steve Doocy asked Napolitano: “Is it against the law, if you’re in politics, to try and dig up dirt on your opponent?” “No of course not, and everybody does it, and to that extent the president’s correct,” Napolitano said. “But…” “There are federal statutes that prohibit receiving something of value from a foreign national, foreign entity, or foreign government,” Continue reading "Napolitano Lays Out How Trump Tower Meeting Seeking Dirt on Clinton Could Amount to Crime of Conspiracy"

Fox News’ Outnumbered Clashes Over Trump’s Press War: His Words Only Cut ‘Fragile Ego’ of Journalists

On Fox News’ Outnumbered on Monday, hosts Kennedy, Melissa Francis, and Dagen McDowell and guest co-host Judge Andrew Napolitano clashed over a column from Bret Stephens in the New York Times that offered a dire warning on President Trump‘s heated rhetoric regarding the press. McDowell was not impressed with Stephens’ article or point of view. After partially reading two sentences from the article, she asked why there wasn’t more “outrage” over his comments, like there is over Trump’s. The two tidbits McDowell read were “…maybe [Trump] thinks that most journalists, with their relentless hostility to his personality and policies, richly deserve public scorn,” and “…what should be clear is this: We are approaching a day when blood on the newsroom floor will be blood on the president’s hands.” She then asked, “How over the top is this and why isn’t there more outrage at that kind Continue reading "Fox News’ Outnumbered Clashes Over Trump’s Press War: His Words Only Cut ‘Fragile Ego’ of Journalists"

Andrew Napolitano: ‘Baseless’ Rosenstein Impeachment Threats ‘Embarrassing for Everybody Involved’

Fox News judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano ripped the decision by 11 House Republicans to file articles of impeachment against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, calling it a “symbolic” move. Napolitano noted that while he respects and admires these lawmakers, “on this I profoundly disagree with them.” He explained the Constitution has a “very, very narrow basis for impeachment,” covering “treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.” The analyst said the case against Rosenstein presents “good arguments for ethical violations, but not for impeachable offenses.” Fox & Friends host Steve Doocy noted that the Department of Justice is now handing over some documents — which Napolitano argued is in response to “baseless” threats. “They are going to cough them up because of threats like this, which are in my opinion wrong and baseless, but embarrassing for everybody involved. The DOJ has a legitimate lawful basis for Continue reading "Andrew Napolitano: ‘Baseless’ Rosenstein Impeachment Threats ‘Embarrassing for Everybody Involved’"

Here’s How Cable News’ Legal Analysts Reacted Justice Kennedy’s Retirement: There Will Be a ‘Titanic Battle’

Justice Anthony Kennedy announced on Wednesday that he will retire in a month, and the news set off a frenzy of coverage as frazzled cable news hosts worked to come to terms with what this means for the future of the Supreme Court. Cable networks rushed to get their legal and political analysts on screen and over the blower, and for a frenzied few hours of prognosticating through shaky cameras outside the Supreme Court and fragile phone lines, the pundits pundited. Here’s how the top legal minds on cable news analyzed Kennedy’s retirement. Fox News Senior Judicial Analyst Andrew Napolitano: “The key issue will be abortion”
Fox News’s senior judicial analyst, Andrew Napolitano, emphasized that the issue to watch going forward is abortion. “Justice Kennedy has been the swing vote on many issues,” Napolitano said. “But I suggest to you that the key issue will be abortion.” “Even Continue reading "Here’s How Cable News’ Legal Analysts Reacted Justice Kennedy’s Retirement: There Will Be a ‘Titanic Battle’"

Trump Quotes Fox News’s Andrew Napolitano on Justice Department ‘Conspiracy’

Once again, Donald Trump is letting the world know that he’s getting his presidential daily briefing from Fox & Friends: As you can see, judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano was on the couch today to talk about Trump’s latest Fox News-inspired slams against Senator Mark Warner and FBI agent Peter Strzok. At one point in the conversation, Napolitano said he “could not agree with [Trump] more” regarding the questions about the FBI’s conduct during the 2016 election. “Why he has agreed to testify is beyond me,” Napolitano said. “He knows whatever he says under oath can be Continue reading "Trump Quotes Fox News’s Andrew Napolitano on Justice Department ‘Conspiracy’"