Fox News senior legal analyst Andrew Napolitano appeared on “Special Report with Bret Baier” to discuss the recent White House prosecution scandal, during which he gave his opinion that someone in the Obama administration could be prosecuted for covering up the fact that a White House staffer was implicated in the investigation.
“I see a serious legal issue here,” Napolitano said, “Here’s the legal issue: the government is permitted legally to lie to us. Jay Carney, Josh Earnest, whoever’s speaking for the President, may lawfully lie. We of course can be prosecuted if we lie to the government. But the government can’t lawfully lie to itself.”
“So someone from the administration lied in an official inquiry to an investigator from the Congress, and we know there was an official inquiry. That is a felony. So the cover-up to the Congress, Rep. Chaffetz is right to be upset. They were lied to, and someone can be prosecuted for that.”
Napolitano repeated his claim of criminal wrongdoing when Baier brought up the resignation of Inspector General in response to a Senate investigation into the prostitution scandal: “Well, one wonders why he left his job. Was he ordered to be silent? Did he know he was being frustrated? Was he aware of the lying? Did he participate in the lying?”
“Somebody lied to somebody in a criminal way. That’s pretty clear.”