Fox Legal Analyst: Trump Should Terrify Everyone Who Believes In The Rule Of Law
Fox News legal analyst Andrew Napolitano wrote in an op-ed for The Washington Times on Wednesday that “Everyone who believes in the rule of law should be terrified of a president who thinks and behaves as if it does not apply to him.”
According to RawStory, Napolitano began his piece by reiterating that no one is “beneath the laws’ protections” and “no person is above the law’s requirements.”
The analyst went on to note that special counsel Robert Mueller “found enough evidence to charge President Donald Trump with obstruction of justice after Mr. Trump repeatedly attempted to interfere with Mr. Mueller’s investigation by ordering subordinates to lie to FBI investigators or to falsify government documents that investigators sought.”
But Attorney General William Barr used Justice Department policy holding that sitting presidents cannot be prosecuted to “brush aside” Mueller’s findings.
Moving on to the impeachment of Trump, Napolitano wrote that Democrats have uncovered “undisputed evidence that he abused his power by inviting a foreign government to interfere in the 2020 presidential election and then compounded this by directing subordinates to refrain from giving congressionally commanded evidence of his behavior.”
“High crimes and misdemeanors is a basis for impeachment, the constitutional remedy for presidential behavior that subverts our democratic institutions,” Napolitano wrote.
“Everyone who believes in the rule of law should be terrified of a president who thinks and behaves as if it does not apply to him. As the DOJ has stated repeatedly, impeachment is the proper constitutional remedy for that.”
The House voted to impeach Trump on Wednesday, though Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said she will not send the articles of impeachment to the Senate until she feels they will receive a fair hearing.