Judge Napolitano Argues US Could Legally Kidnap The Saudis Involved With Murder Of Jamal Khashoggi

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Fox News judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano said the United States could go kidnap the men responsible for the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and bring them to America for prosecution.

“Bring them here and prosecute them,” Napolitano said on “Fox & Friends” Thursday. “The murder of an American citizen or a person lawfully resident in the United States — when the murder occurs in another country is a federal crime here.” (RELATED: CNN’s David Gregory Compares Trump To O.J. Simpson For Offering Alternate Theory On Missing Saudi Journalist)

“And in the Reagan administration when this happened, President Reagan dispatched agents, intelligence, as well as FBI to kidnap an individual and bring him here,” Napolitano said. “He said to the judge, ‘Look I was kidnapped.’ The judge said, ‘I don’t care how you got here. You’re here. Here’s an indictment. We’re going to try the case. If you think these guys kidnapped you, sue them.’ So it can happen.”


Napolitano said President Donald Trump has to balance several factors with this case and called Saudi Arabia the “linchpin” that could determine whether or not there is lasting peace in the Middle East.

“The president has a lot of factors to balance. You know, Saudi Arabia is the linchpin along with Israel of our foreign policy in that part of the world,” he said, adding:

“Saudi Arabia of course has enormous investments in the United States and Turkey and in other places that we want to see flourish economically. But the president has to put this fire out. The behavior is so morally repellent. So totally and universally — except perhaps in Saudi Arabia … unacceptable that he has to do something.”

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