Former judge and current senior judicial analyst at Fox News Andrew Napolitano said on Monday that lawmakers have a “basis” to impeach President Donald Trump in light of the obstruction allegations outlined in special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, the Raw Story reports.
Napolitano appeared in an interview with Fox Business host Neil Cavuto, who asked him if he believed Democrats’ claim that Trump committed “clear impeachable offenses.”
Napolitano said, “Asking people who work for you to lie to federal investigators, which is what Richard Nixon was accused of doing and Bill Clinton was accused of doing, has traditionally been characterized as a specie of utter high crimes and misdemeanors.”
“The president says that didn’t happen,” Cavuto responded.
“Bob Mueller says it did,” Napolitano said. “It would be he said/he said. But it would be a basis for the House Judiciary Committee to begin investigations if they want. Stated differently, obstruction of justice has been found by either the Congress or the House Judiciary Committee consistently to be a lawful constitutional basis for impeachment.”
“But impeachment is a political question, not a legal one,” he said.