Donald Trump is growing increasingly upset with the scrutiny his presidency is taking from multiple Fox News anchors. He took to Twitter last weekend to go after weekend hosts Arthel Neville and Leland Vittert as well as frequent target Shepard Smith.
Judge Andrew Napolitano regularly appears on Fox News to give his analysis on a variety of legal issues. Trump, upset with Napolitano’s Mueller Report takes, ripped into the judge via his Twitter feed late last night.
The president wrote, “Thank you to brilliant and highly respected attorney Alan Dershowitz for destroying the very dumb legal argument of “Judge” Andrew Napolitano.”
He continued by claiming that the judge has asked for a position on the Supreme Court, “Ever since Andrew came to my office to ask that I appoint him to the U.S. Supreme Court, and I said NO, he has been very hostile! Also asked for pardon for his friend. A good ‘pal’ of low ratings Shepard Smith.”
Last month, Napolitano penned an oped claiming that Mueller concluded that Trump had obstructed justice. The Judge wrote:
Obstruction is a rare crime that is rarely completed. Stated differently, that obstructor need not succeed to be charged with obstruction. That’s because the statute itself prohibits attempting to impede or interfere with any government proceeding for a corrupt or self serving purpose.”
Napolitano has continued with this line of thinking over his many appearances on the network, triggering the president to respond. Napolitano has not commented on Trump’s claims that he wanted a place on the Supreme Court.
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