Fox Legal Analyst: Mueller Didn’t Indict Trump Because Barr Wouldn’t Allow It

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Barr was the only obstacle preventing Mueller from indicting Trump, Napolitano argued.

Fox News legal analyst Andrew Napolitano has continued to maintain his stance that President Donald Trump has committed actions justifying impeachment, and this week, he argued that Attorney General William Barr was likely the only thing stopping special counsel Robert Mueller from indicting the president, the Raw Story reports.

Napolitano wrote at Fox News that Michigan Republican and Representative Justin Amash had presented a “simple and essentially unassailable” case for Trump’s impeachment, even though “Republicans don’t want to hear it and Democrats don’t know what to do with it.”

He continued that Trump had committed criminal obstruction of justice throughout the course of the Mueller investigation and that any other U.S. official other than a sitting U.S. president would have been charged with a felony.

“The more serious and clearly criminal of these obstruction events consists in Trump instructing those who worked for him in the White House to put documents containing material falsehoods into government files that were about to be subpoenaed, and instructing the same folks to lie to FBI agents,” Napolitano wrote. “Mueller did not seek an indictment of the president on these crimes because he knew that Barr, his boss, would not permit one.”

Napolitano stated that, nonetheless, “we know that Mueller’s obstruction allegations — which have not been effectively contradicted by the White House — constitute not only crimes but also impeachable offenses.”

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