Fox News Legal Analyst: The Nunes Memo Doesn’t Vindicate Trump

Judge Andrew Napolitano said the Republicans "overpromised and underdelivered" with the much-hyped Nunes memo.

Opposition to President Donald Trump's assertion that the Nunes memo "vindicated" him welcomed an unexpected voice Monday. Fox News’s Judge Andrew Napolitano said on Fox's America's Newsroom that Republicans "overpromised and underdelivered" with the memo and that Trump should not be so quick to declare vindication.

The former judge rejected Trump’s claim that the released GOP memo “totally vindicates” him in the probe into Russian election interference, calling it “the president being the president.”

“I don’t think he should have a false sense of confidence,” Napolitano said on Fox News's "America's Newsroom" on Monday. “I understand why he says things like that; it gins up his base and it may help him politically, but legally it’s of no moment.”

Trump previously called Napolitano a "very talented legal mind", though at the time Napolitano was making claims the president appreciated:

Napolitano had claimed at the time that a British intelligence agency had spied on Trump at former President Obama's request last year, but Fox News host Shepard Smith denied that the network had information to back up the allegation.