GOP Senator Lindsey Graham countered Fox News analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano’s interpretation of whether or not President Donald Trump committed obstruction of justice directly after Napolitano’s Monday night Fox News appearance.
Appearing before Graham on “The Story with Martha MacCallum,” Napolitano had argued that any attempt “to interfere with the government” is illegal, even if that attempt amounted to nothing.
I like Judge Napolitano, but is he completely 100% wrong. The obstruction of justice pertains to colluding with the Russians, not firing Comey. The theory is that you fire Comey to stop the Russian investigation. What do we know after the Mueller report? There was no collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians. There is no underlying crime. What do we also know? That the Trump administration gave the special counsel a million documents, allowed people to testify, McGahn for 30 hours and never claimed executive privilege.
“To the Sally Yates’ of the world,” Graham said, charging Trump “with obstructing justice when there was no underlying crime to obstruct” is “ridiculous” and “absurd.”