On Thursday, Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano defended Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA), the House Intelligence Committee chairman. Napolitano said that Schiff is probably correct in his insistence that there is evidence of collusion between Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia, according to The Daily Beast.
Napolitano said that the Mueller report will show “something” on conspiracy. He also said that the special counsel summary is 700 pages long. Fox Business host Neil Cavito said that it was now officially reported that the report is 300 plus pages.
Napolitano and Cavito discussed Attorney General William Barr’s summary of the special counsel findings. Napolitano said the summary was “not binding interpretation” and then said that Democrats are looking to “second-guess” both Barr and Mueller’s report.
“When this comes out, when Adam Schiff was making the statement he is still convinced of collusion, paraphrasing here, that prompted Republicans on the panel to say you have to go, you got to resign, he is not resigning,” Cavuto stated. “Just taking him at his word, would he be aware of something that Mueller wasn’t?”
Napolitano responded that he didn’t know the answer to Cavuto’s question, but he does think that Schiff is correct and the special counsel’s report will have something about collusion in it.
“I think that Congressman Schiff is correct, in that report will be evidence of the existence of a conspiracy, not enough evidence to prove the existence beyond a reasonable doubt,” the judge said. “In that report will be evidence of obstruction of justice, interfering with an FBI investigation for a personal gain but not enough evidence to prove it beyond a reasonable doubt.”
Napolitano continued to say that Schiff needs to figure out whether he should reveal other sources that will give more evidence to his claim that there was collusion between Trump and Russia.
“So on the collusion part, we do know that the Russians were very interested in mucking around with our election?” Cavuto asked. “They had a number of meetings with Trump personnel back in the day but that the—the quid pro quo part—where Trump people had to work with them to get what they wanted to do, that did not evidence itself, right?”
Napolitano finished: “We have seen no evidence of that. What’s in the report, what’s in the raw evidence, remains to be revealed.”