Skip to comments.Judge Napolitano: Don Jr.'s Meeting With the Russians Warrants Criminal Investigation
Posted on 07/19/2017 9:47:27 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Fox News' chief judicial analyst disagrees with President Donald Trump's contention that his son's June 2016 meeting with Russian operatives in expectation of getting dirt on Hillary Clinton is standard practice in American politics.
Judge Andrew Napolitano said on America's Newsroom Monday morning that Team Trump's actions were "suspicious" and actually warranted a criminal investigation.
It is a crime to receive "something of value" from a foreign person or government, Judge Nap declared. So if Don Jr. had accepted damaging material about Clinton from the Russians, "that would have been a felony," Napolitano explained. He added that "that would have been the completion of a crime."
"Often, these nonviolent criminal events don't happen all at once. They happen in stages," Napolitano continued. "So the question is, is this enough to commence a criminal investigation? Answer: Yes. Because it is suspicious that they met with these people, that they didn't consult a lawyer, that one of these people is a former KGB, GRU -- that's the Russian military intelligence arm."
The judge surmised that there could be only two reasons why Kushner did not inform the FBI about the meeting when he filled out his national security application.
Either this "was a bumbling, foolish thing to do, or this was the beginning of some steps in furtherance of acquiring this information," Judge Nap said.
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Fox News is rolling Left. Roll left and die.
SFW? Why don’t you actually call for the criminal investigation of something HARMFUL, Judge?
Fast & Furious?
Slick & Fat Loretta?
Maybe Kushner confessed this to Comey, then with the FBI, but Comey didn’t take any notes?
Sorry, Judge Napolitano, to hear you have gone over to the dark side once again.
Andrew Napolitano has gotten to be as big an a**hole as Janet Napolitano.
it’s a crime to receive something of value if you are a government employee, and he was not
Also, he did not receive anything of value.
Perhaps he has a McIdiot brain clot, too.
Just learned yesterday from FR the judge is gay. That explains a lot.
More and more the judge seems to twist himself into a pretzel to find some legal culpability on the part of some member of the Trump campaign.
The “Judge” is full of s***.
It is a crime to receive “something of value” from a foreign person or government
Huh? Say what, there, Judge?
Don Jr. is a private citizen. The person he met with is a private citizen. So, if she whips out a stick of gum and says: “Hey, Don, want a stick of gum?” the Judge wants to see a SWAT team come in to arrest him because that’s somehow “illegal”?
Sorry. Makes no sense to me at all.
I think he was told by Fox if he wanted to keep his job he needed to hit trump HARD...that little hiatus they forced on hm did the trick!! Backstabber ass!
I'm no fan of Jared Kushner, but maybe there's a third reason here.
The rules governing these national security applications are very clear about reporting contacts with foreign governments, but foreign individuals with no known government contacts aren't treated the same way.
I'm speculating that the meetings were never reported on these disclosure forms because the foreigners involved in the meetings weren't working in any official government capacity.
When the right is in control, the left fights tooth and nail, filing lawsuit after lawsuit after lawsuit, in many cases, outright IGNORING the Constitution and rule of law, and they get their way. The GOP is nothing more than a den of lying, cheating, backstabbing, conniving, meathead traitorous wretches. It's time they be dealt with accordingly. It's time they be sent packing for new jobs, at all costs.
I hope & pray, and will do EVERYTHING in my power, to see to it the GOP traitors lose the House and Senate over the coming years.
He’s worried about his salary.
[ Sorry, Judge Napolitano, to hear you have gone over to the dark side once again. ]
Or the judge wants discovery which would expose the meeting as a setup operation by the Obama admin....
Judge (Miss) Andrew ceased to be a fount of useful information quite some time ago.
There goes his shot at being a Supreme Court Justice.
“its a crime to receive something of value if you are a government employee, and he was not
Also, he did not receive anything of value.”
Exactly. In the Judge’s world what did Donald Jr receive that was of value? Was it a request to look into the Magnitsky Act? If so bwahahahaha.
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