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Fox News judicial analyst judge Andrew Napolitano on Tuesday as a New York Times report that claimed that President Trump tries to interfere in an investigation of his former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, and the analyst, if the report is correct, trump could.involvement in the attempted obstruction
The New York Times report claims that Trump called to ask Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker last year, whether Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States attorney for the Southern district of New York and a trump ally that the job of the investigation Cohen.
Berman, who was appointed by trump, has recused the investigation of the Cohen -. In December, Cohen’s prison was sentenced to three years, after he pleaded guilty to numerous crimes while cooperating with Federal prosecutors.
“If the times reporting is correct, the call would be evidence of what?” Fox news anchor Shepard Smith asked.
“Corrupt intent,” Napolitano replied. “This is an attempt to use the levers of power, to distract the government of a corrupt purpose: an investigation of himself or his allies.”
Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s lawyer, told Fox News in a statement, “The President said today, he had to believe no such conversation with the acting AG and I, that Mr. Whitaker, in a statement to the same effect. The rest of the piece is just a repetition of earlier reflected disability theories. You all fail as an obstacle because, as Professor Dershowitz has a new book, and many other authorities to clear all of the alleged actions were discretionary within the President’s article II of the U.S. Constitution.”
Napolitano called the report “dynamite, long and well-documented.”
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“If you try to interfere with a criminal prosecution, the knock on your door by your allies in it, this is clearly an attempt to obstruct justice,” Napolitano said. “Where is it from here, I know. But I tell you, anyone who will read it, as we speak: Bob Miller and the team.”