Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano broke down how Democrats could make life difficult for President Donald Trump if they were to win back the House on “Fox & Friends” Tuesday.
Fox ran a clip of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi discussing the party’s subpoena power as a negotiating tool for other issues. (RELATED: Judge Napolitano Argues US Could Legally Kidnap The Saudis Involved In Murder Of Jamal Khashoggi)
“It’s a great arrow to have in your quiver in terms of negotiating on other subjects,” Pelosi said at CNN’s Citizen conference Monday.
“I don’t think [Pelosi] should start off by threatening [Trump],” Napolitano said. “But, basically saying, ‘if we take the House, we’re going to use the subpoena power. And we’re going to threaten subpoenas unless you come over to our side.'”
He said it’s still within Congress’s right to subpoena the executive branch to compel testimony and unearth documents, just like the GOP did with the Obama administration.
Napolitano cited the proposed border wall when asked about what issues Democrats would attack first.
“Whatever they thought would frustrate the executive branch,” he replied. “You want to build the wall? Show us who you’ve been negotiating with. Let’s see the emails. Let’s see where you want the money to go. Let’s see whose property the government’s going to have to take.”
“The Democrats believe that they can be a break on Donald Trump,” Napolitano said.
“We will have a divided government. A Democratic House, presumably a Republican Senate. But they also know that they can drive him crazy. The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee — or the House Judiciary Committee if the Democrats take the House … has already said we’re going to commence impeachment investigations against Donald Trump and Brett Kavanaugh.”
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