After Saturday’s rally in Wisconsin, President Trump slammed Judge Andrew Napolitano in a tweet, claiming the judge had come to him privately to ask for a Supreme Court nomination.
“Thank you to brilliant and highly respected attorney Alan Dershowitz for destroying the very dumb legal argument of ‘Judge’ Andrew Napolitano….” The President began, praising Harvard professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz with an immediate pivot to an attack on Judge Napolitano.
“….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,” President Trump concluded.
The President appeared to be referring to the fallout from the recently-released Mueller report, which Judge Napolitano has argued on his Fox Nation show “Judge Napolitano’s Chambers” stands as proof that President Donald Trump obstructed justice.
“Prosecutors prosecute people who interfere with government functions and that’s what the president did by obstruction, where is this going to end? I don’t know, but I am disappointed in the behavior of the president,” Napolitano claimed, condemning the behavior “criminal,” “immoral,” “defenseless” and “condemnable.”
Harvard professor Dershowitz responded to Judge Napolitano’s remarks by noting during an appearance on “The Ingraham Angle” that because it was within the president’s purview to terminate the investigation or fire special counsel Mueller, any attempts he made to do so could not be described as “obstruction.”
“In my introduction to ‘The Mueller Report,’ I go through the elements of obstruction of justice,” Alan Dershowitz explained to the viewers.
“The act itself has to be illegal. It can’t be an act that is authorized by Article II of the Constitution.” the Harvard professor concluded.