Judge Andrew Napolitano, a forensic analyst at Fox News, Tuesday examined a New York Times report that President Trump is reported to have tried to interfere in an investigation into his former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, and l '. analyst said that if the report was accurate, Trump could be involved in an attempt to obstruct.
The New York Times report states that Trump called Interim Attorney General Matthew Whitaker last year to ask whether Geoffrey S. Berman, the US Southern District New York lawyer and Trump ally, could be charged with the investigation on Cohen. .
Berman, who was appointed by Trump, is challenged from the Cohen investigation. In December, Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty to numerous crimes while cooperating with federal prosecutors.
"If the Times reports are accurate, the phone call would be proof of what?" Fox News presenter Shepard Smith asked.
"Intention of corruption," replied Napolitano. "It's an effort to use the levers of government power for a corrupt purpose: to deflect an investigation about himself or his allies."
Rudy Giuliani, Trump 's attorney, told Fox News in a statement: "The President said today that he had not had such a conversation with him." Acting AG and I think Mr. Whitaker issued a statement along the same lines.The rest of the article is simply a regurgitation.They fail because, as the recent book by Professor Dershowitz and many others authorities, all alleged actions were the exclusive purview of the President under Article II of the US Constitution. "
Napolitano called the report "dynamite, long and documented".
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"If you try to intervene in criminal proceedings that are likely to knock on your door by placing your ally here, it's clearly an attempt to obstruct justice," Napolitano said. But I'm telling you who's reading it right now: Bob Mueller and his team. "