Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano said President Donald Trump’s Monday tweet about Attorney General Jeff Sessions is providing “fodder” for special counsel Robert Mueller, Tuesday on “Fox & Friends.”
Trump tweeted about investigations into GOP Reps. Chris Collins of New York and Duncan Hunter of California and blamed Sessions for not wrapping up the probes fast enough. (RELATED: Judge Napolitano Tells Trump Team To Steer Clear Of Mueller Altogether)
Two long running, Obama era, investigations of two very popular Republican Congressmen were brought to a well publicized charge, just ahead of the Mid-Terms, by the Jeff Sessions Justice Department. Two easy wins now in doubt because there is not enough time. Good job Jeff……
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 3, 2018
“There’s two sides to this,” Napolitano said. “One is that the president is the chief law enforcement officer of the land and should have some control over the Justice Department and this president feels that he has no control over the Justice Department, because of the total breakdown in communications between the president and the attorney general. The other side is, these are evidence — this is evidence of serious crime here. And there can’t be two standards.”
Napolitano said the Department of Justice would have been “unwise” to wait until after the midterms to settle the investigations and he called Trump’s tweets cannon fodder for Mueller and his team to use against him.
“The Justice Department would have been most unwise had it waited until after the midterm elections to pop these indictments,” he said.
“When the president says these things, he basically — ‘I want you to use Justice Department to help the Republican Party.’ That is fodder for the cannon of Bob Mueller and the never-Trumpers and all those who wish the president ill,” he concluded. “It’s his using his own words out of his own mouth, to help put him in a box.”
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