Fox News’ Judge Napolitano: Robert Mueller Might Indict Trump
Andrew Napolitano, a senior judicial analyst for Fox News, said during a televised conversation with Fox News anchor Shepherd “Shep” Smith that Special Counsel Robert Mueller might indict President Donald Trump on charges related to Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
Napolitano says it’s likely a grand jury subpoena is in the embattled president’s future.
“I think that Bob Mueller knows that he needs to lock the president into a version of events before he takes the next step, whatever the next step is, whether it’s an indictment or a referral,” he told Smith.
“You really think Mueller will indict the president,” Smith said, more of a statement than a question.
“Well, last week in Federal District Court in New York City, a federal judge at the end of [former Trump attorney] Michael Cohen’s sentencing said, ‘The president orchestrated and paid for this crime,’ the crime to which—he was referring to one of the nine—to which Michael Cohen had pleaded guilty.”
“So you’re saying the president’s an unindicted co-conspirator?” Smith asked.
“Yes,” Napolitano replied. “I’m also saying there’s ample evidence—this doesn’t require too much analysis—to indict the president. The question is: Do they want to do it? The DOJ has three opinions on this. Two say you can’t indict a sitting president, one says you can, but all three address the problem of ‘What do you do when the statute of limitations is about to expire?’ All three agree in that circumstance, you indict in secret, keep the indictment sealed, and release it the day he gets out of office.”
“You can’t let a person go scot free just because they happen to be in the White House,” he concludes.
You can watch the conversation below:
Truth time w/ Shep and Nap: The Fox News anomaly
Shep: You think a grand jury subpoena might come for Trump?
Shep: You really think Mueller might indict the president?
Shep: So you're saying the president is an unindicted co-conspirator.
Nap: Yes. pic.twitter.com/cBxVTY5yOW
— Lis Power (@LisPower1) December 17, 2018