CNN’s Brian Stelter addressed what he titled “A Tale of Two Fox News Judges” in which he quested whether “dissenting” voices at Fox News, like Judge Andrew Napolitano, were being “drowned out by the sycophants” like Judge Jeanine Pirro.
“Do you think there’s room left for people like Judge Napolitano who are trying to explain to Fox’s viewers that Trump is in pretty hot water?” the CNN host asked.
Napolitano, whose appearances on Fox’s primetime shows have decreased, did sit down with host Neil Cavuto on Monday and said some things that would make conservatives nervous.
The former judge said that in his opinion, the president’s interactions with Ukraine were “clearly impeachable, because it involves two potential crimes,” namely bribery and campaign finance violations.
“They are free to say that’s not an impeachable offense,” he argued, “but they are not free to say it didn’t happen, because the evidence that it happened is overwhelming.”
“I think the president would be very unwise not to send lawyers there,” Napolitano advised, saying at the same time that it would be “unseemly” for Trump himself to appear while the witnesses give testimony against him. “But I think he makes a mistake when he refuses to participate,” he added of Trump.
“So it would be in his interest to participate in that, right? To exonerate himself or at least state his case?” Cavuto asked.
“Absolutely,” Napolitano answered. “He also loses the argument ‘it’s unfair’ if he doesn’t take the opportunity to participate himself.”
The former judge went on to address FBI lawyer Lisa Page’s recent interview, saying that he believes he has something in common with her, as they have both been targeted by the president.
“It’s a little surreal when the president tweets about you, having been there, even if he says things that you know are not true,” Napolitano admitted. “I can tell you that from personal experience, although my experience is miniscule compared to what she’s been through.”
Written by Savannah Pointer.