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Andrew Napolitano: ‘Baseless’ Rosenstein Impeachment Threats ‘Embarrassing for Everybody Involved’

Fox News judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano ripped the decision by 11 House Republicans to file articles of impeachment against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, calling it a “symbolic” move.

Napolitano noted that while he respects and admires these lawmakers, “on this I profoundly disagree with them.” He explained the Constitution has a “very, very narrow basis for impeachment,” covering “treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.”

The analyst said the case against Rosenstein presents “good arguments for ethical violations, but not for impeachable offenses.”

Fox & Friends host Steve Doocy noted that the Department of Justice is now handing over some documents — which Napolitano argued is in response to “baseless” threats.

“They are going to cough them up because of threats like this, which are in my opinion wrong and baseless, but embarrassing for everybody involved. The DOJ has a legitimate lawful basis for keeping certain documents secret in a pending investigation. I want this Mueller thing over as soon as possible. But it is still pending. And you would be interfering with it if you forced the public revelation of some of those documents.”

Watch above, via Fox News.

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