Donald Trump

Judge Andrew Napolitano: President Trump Obstructed

The libertarian legal analyst says Trump, like his White House predecessors, has abused executive power in all sorts of ways.


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Judge Andrew Napolitano of Fox News has long argued for libertarian positions on the nation's largest cable news network, consistently holding George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and now Donald Trump accountable for alleged abuses of power.

In Napolitano's analysis, the Mueller report on Russian interference in the 2016 election lays out multiple instances in which President Trump attempted to interfere with the investigation, thus making him guilty under federal laws governing the obstruction of justice.

The president responded with a series of hostile tweets claiming, among other things, that Napolitano had asked to be named to the Supreme Court and requested a pardon for a mutual friend.

Napolitano sat down with Reason's Nick Gillespie to defend his name, lay out his case against the president, explain why Attorney General William Barr has been bad since his days in the George H.W. Bush administration, and put Donald Trump's presidency in a historical and constitutional context.

Hosted by Nick Gillespie. Edited by Ian Keyser. Intro by Meredith Bragg. Cameras by Jim Epstein and Kevin Alexander.

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For an audio version of this interview, go here.

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