Fox News Judge: House Should Reopen Impeachment Inquiry In Light Of New Evidence
Fox News judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano suggested on Monday morning that House Democrats should reopen their impeachment inquiry in light of “newly acquired evidence,” according to Newsweek.
Appearing on the program America’s Newsroom, Napolitano discussed the current status of the impeachment process against President Donald Trump, which hit something of a standstill as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi holds onto two articles of impeachment in hopes of securing a fair hearing in the Republican-controlled Senate.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has made clear that he seeks to clear the president and will be coordinating with the White House throughout the process, Newsweek noted.
Though Napolitano appeared to agree with Republicans that Pelosi is overstepping her constitutional bounds by attempting to influence the Senate trial process, the judge suggested that Democrats have another route available to them.
"If I were a Democrat in the House, I would be moving to reopen the impeachment on the basis of newly acquired evidence, which are these new emails of people getting instructions directly from the president to hold up on the sending of the [military] funds" to Ukraine, Napolitano said.
This “would justify holding on to the articles of impeachment,” he explained, “because there's new evidence, perhaps new articles.”