Brian Kilmeade and Judge Napolitano Hit Roger Stone For Getting Trump in Trouble With His ‘Bragging’
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During an appearance on Fox & Friends, Judge Andrew Napolitano suggested Roger Stone should have been a little less loose-lipped on his alleged meeting with Wikileaks’ Julian Assange.
“Roger Stone bragging that he had lunch with Julian Assange, now that’s front and center with the Mueller investigation, he denies it, now he’s claiming ‘I was just bloviating’,” host Brian Kilmeade said.
“If you know Roger, you know that sometimes like the president, he doesn’t always use an economy of words, but he means well,” Napolitano replied.
“He gets himself in trouble!” Kilmeade said. “Gets the president in trouble.”
On Monday, The Wall Street Journal reported that Special Counsel Robert Mueller is investigating Stone’s claim in an email that he had dinner with Assange in 2016. Stone has since brushed off the statement, saying it was just a joke to his then colleague Sam Nunberg.
Asked about the accusation that Mueller is not providing enough transparency to his probe of President Donald Trump‘s administration, Napolitano said he didn’t buy that.
“I disagree with that allegation,” he told Kilmeade. “I know it’s being made by politicians who are impatient with the pace of the investigation. The theory is if somebody is exonerated, you don’t want any bad evidence about them out there because that will stick, and if somebody’s gonna be prosecuted, you want to gather everything about them that you can before you pull the trigger. These things take time.”
Explaining the perceived slow pace of the Mueller investigation — which has raised major questions about Trump’s ties to Russia — Napolitano likened it to “a 10,000-piece jigsaw puzzle,” saying, “there are parts that are done and parts that aren’t done and we have to wait until it’s completed before he can decide where he’s going to go.”
Watch the clip above, via Fox News.
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