President Donald Trump picked a fight with Fox News legal analyst Andrew Napolitano on Sunday for pointing out just how damning the Mueller report is to him, forcing the former judge to fire back on Monday.
Napolitano and a majority of other legal experts know that the Mueller report lists several instances of obstruction of justice that Trump committed in an effort to sabotage the Russia investigation and he has made that perfectly clear on the network.
Of course, Trump would rather Napolitano spread his propagandist lie that the report clears him of all wrongdoing even though it absolutely does not.
So, Trump attacked Napolitano and made some false accusations against him on Twitter.
….Ever since Andrew came to my office to ask that I appoint him to the U.S. Supreme Court, and I said NO, he has been very hostile! Also asked for pardon for his friend. A good “pal” of low ratings Shepard Smith.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 28, 2019
During an appearance on Fox Business, Napolitano responded.
“This is the way you treat your friends? How do you treat your enemies?” he asked before explaining what really happened.
“He and I spoke for about 3 hours in two 90 minute meetings,” he began. “This is when he was the president-elect, about the type of person who should replace Justice Scalia. In the process of describing that person, and the person I was describing was then-Judge Neil Gorsuch, he looked at me and said ‘it sounds like you’re describing yourself.’”
“I said ‘no, no, I’m not describing myself,’” Napolitano continued. “‘I’m describing Neil Gorsuch because you have this list of people from which you want to choose, and Judge Gorsuch is the person that I think most of your advisers are going to point to.’”
“This was early on in the process,” he said.
Napolitano then pointed out that the friend he and Trump discussed was a mutual friend of both of theirs. Trump wanted to know if the friend deserved a pardon and wanted to know if the sentence was just. Napolitano said the sentence was just, but Trump refused to take that into consideration and said the person’s name would be on the list of pardons.
So, it sounds like the Fox News analyst did not seek a pardon and did not put himself forward as a Supreme Court candidate. It’s a complete fabrication on Trump’s part in order to “distract” from the Mueller report and Napolitano’s reading of it.
Here’s the video via Twitter.
On Fox Business this morning, Andrew Napolitano denies asking President Trump for a spot on the Supreme Court and says Trump is misleading about the pardon.
Is Fox News going to look into this at all? Are they going to at least pretend to care? pic.twitter.com/FozRl3YUVI
— Matthew Gertz (@MattGertz) April 29, 2019
Trump knows the Mueller report is damaging to him and could potentially get him impeached or prosecuted or both. He expected everyone at Fox News to repeat his false narrative that it totally exonerates him, but Napolitano refused to lie to protect him. If only Attorney General Bill Barr had done the same.
This just goes to show that Trump even treats his friends like sh*t.
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