Libertarian Judge Says Trump Obstructed
Article from Reason by NICK GILLESPIE, IAN KEYSER, AND MEREDITH BRAGG.
Judge Andrew Napolitano of Fox News has long argued for libertarian positions on the nation’s largest cable news network, consistently holding George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and now Donald Trump accountable for alleged abuses of power.
In Napolitano’s analysis, the Mueller report on Russian interference in the 2016 election lays out multiple instances in which President Trump attempted to interfere with the investigation, thus making him guilty under federal laws governing the obstruction of justice.
The president responded with a series of hostile tweets claiming, among other things, that Napolitano had asked to be named to the Supreme Court and requested a pardon for a mutual friend.
Napolitano sat down with Reason‘s Nick Gillespie to defend his name, lay out his case against the president, explain why Attorney General William Barr has been bad since his days in the George H.W. Bush administration, and put Donald Trump’s presidency in a historical and constitutional context.
Read the entire article Reason.
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Napolitano is a Douch Nozzle, and completely irrelevant….nuff said!
Soros’ tentacles reach far. The NWO is ramping up and we had better AMMO UP!
Who cares what this codger has to say
From a militant or police-state point-of-view, I can see the Judge’s interpretation. One who interferes or obstructs does not need to even be a subject of the investigation. However, if the investigation surrounds a behavior that is not, or does not contain the elements of a crime, the the judge could argue that everyone who simply crosses paths with an LEO (investigator) is obstructing – at the whim of that LEO. Simply, I do not hold that interfering with the investigation of lawful-behavior can be construed to be unlawful. So, I think Napolitano, for liberal reasons, is promoting a police-state of mind, a fascist state.
Looks like the Judge’s true colors have come out or were forced out maybe. Seems the desperate Democrats are forcing all their hidden slugs to crawl out of the woodwork now. Pretty soon Cruz and Rubio may have to crawl out with the Judge. While I hate to stop watching Hannity and Tucker’s shows I think it may be time to turn Fox off completely. I already stopped watching Fox in the day time after they hired all the other Obama lying Liberals.
I would not stop watching FOX News. It’s the only news outlet that actually tries to be balanced. And on most occasions they are very much in tune with conservative thought. Tucker and Hannity and several others have the best guests and do the best job of explaining the reasons and motives for those who make the news. I only know of one Obama liberal. Can’t think of her name right now. but she can be overlooked, ignored and not watched. But I wouldn’t walk away from the whole network. What then, will be your source of news? Surely not any of the broadcast networks, and certainly not CNN or MSNBC etc. I urge you to rethink your position.
Judge Nap is a douche bag.
What is noted about Napolitano’s statement is he doesn’t cite what specifically Pres Trump did to “obstruct Justice.” There has to be some action – did Trump hide someone so that Mueller couldn’t interrogate the person? Did he said something like “Mueller is a sleeze ball.”
I have watched him on FOX for a while now and there were a couple of times I listened to what he said and, now I am not a lawyer, but I said to myself wait that doesn’t sound right or even logical. The law is precise and if something is not criminal whether or not it is ethical or moral, it is not criminal. Sometimes he sounds like a democrat wanting Trump out for some reason and is twisting what he thinks the law should be for Trump.
Napolitano is a narcissistic self-appointed missionary for the good of the people. Not.
He’s not acting as a judge with his obviously biased opinions. He should go home and take a long nap.
As the story goes, Judge Napolitano lobbied Trump to be a Supreme Court Justice nominee and also to pardon a friend of his, both of which President Trump turned down. Read into that what you want but that’s the other side of this story.
Napolitano is just, “One” of the, “Goomba Trio” Cavuto and Gasbagorino join him every chance they get!
Napolitano is a narcissistic self-appointed idiot. I believe he is upset that he might not be called upon for a SCOTUS position or that his friend didn’t get a pardon. Sour grapes with him. I used to like him years ago, but something happened with him, so I don’t watch anything and try hard not to read anything…so here I am!!!
And like someone else said, he’s biased and not acting like a judge. I’d hate to see him in the SCOTUS.
Napolitano is holding nobody accountable, but he sure would like to!
honest question: did anyone actually DO anything that would be obstruction of justice, or did Trump merely make suggestions that would have been obstruction if acted on, but those suggestions/demands were not acted on so it was all talk, no action, and therefore no obstruction?
Napolitano is a clown who thinks he knows all but in reality knows nothing ! He rates right up there with the rest of the BAFOONS known as the media AKA Liars.
Wait a moment……….clown Napolitano said what ???……….and who cares what he said ??
When Trump ran in 2016, huge numbers of us (non-voters) came out of the woodwork figuring there were LOTS of us silent ones who would do the same. Now I change channels whenever I see Nap’s face show up – I figure if enough awakers do the same, the FOXes will get the message.
Guess he’s still but hurt, for not getting his friend pardoned or on the Supreme Court list
He’s a Libertarian… that in itself should tell you he does not know what he is talking about! Go ahead Judge, come up with the crime…. no one else did and Muledeer had 2.5 years to find it. Don’t make excuses that you cannot back up for Muledeer not doing his job!!! Barr is 100x smarter than you so for you to criticize him is what’s a crime… You should be charged with obstruction!!!!
The judge is pissed because Thrump wouldn’t pardon a corrupt buddy of his and Thrump wouldn’t put him on the short list as a possible nominee for SCOTUS.
If these democrats keep trying to take over America it will be like california and connecticut all this will be the end of the USA and only the perverts will prevail.