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Fox News senior judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano said early Tuesday that meeting in Trump Tower that President Trump confirmed was meant to gather information on Hillary Clinton could amount to a crime of conspiracy.
During an appearance on “Fox & Friends”, host Steve Doocy asked the analyst whether it is against the law for a person who works in politics to “try and dig up dirt on your opponent?”
“No of course not, and everybody does it, and to that extent, the president’s correct,” Napolitano said.
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But the analyst added that there are “federal statutes that prohibit receiving something of value from a foreign national, foreign entity, or foreign government.”
“So was the purpose of this meeting to receive something of value? That’s something Bob Mueller’s going to have to look at,” Napolitano continued.
“Is there a crime here, or conspiracy?” co-host Ainsley Earhardt asked Napolitano.
“I don’t know the answer to that. But unfortunately, a lot of these statutes are written to make it easier for the government to convict,” Napolitano said in response.
“So if there was an agreement to receive dirt on Hillary, from the Russians, even if the dirt never came, if those who agreed, at least one of them, took some step in furtherance of the agreement, then there is the potential crime for conspiracy,” the analyst added.
— Mediaite (@Mediaite) August 7, 2018
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In the same interview, Napalitano warned that Trump’s attorney, Rudy Giuliani, should not let the president anywhere near special counsel Robert Mueller.
— Fox News (@FoxNews) August 7, 2018