Fox News’ Andrew McCarthy: It’s Clear Trump is Target of Prosecutors And Will Be Indicted


Andrew McCarthy, a former chief assistant U.S. attorney and Fox News contributor, said on Fox & Friends he believes the president will be indicted.

McCarthy first countered Fox & Friends Weekend host Pete Hegseth, who asked if special counsel Robert Mueller‘s investigation was moving away from collusion and obstruction of justice.

McCarthy said the Mueller probe is still looking at collusion and obstruction of justice, while prosecutors from the Southern District of New York are “clearly going after the president on campaign finance violations.”

“It’s clear that Trump is the target and that he’ll be indicted eventually,” McCarthy said.

“That kind of stops me in my tracks,” Fox News host Ed Henry reacted.

McCarthy laid out his argument in a Fox News op-ed Saturday night:

“The major takeaway from the 40-page sentencing memorandum filed by federal prosecutors Friday for Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former personal attorney, is this: The president is very likely to be indicted on a charge of violating federal campaign finance laws,” McCarthy wrote.

While McCarthy pointed out that Justice Department guidance says a sitting president can’t be indicted, Trump could face charges when he leaves office. And while campaign finance violations are not typically considered the sorts of “high crimes and misdemeanors” that would raise the specter of impeachment, “the point for this day is that the Cohen case in New York City is not about Cohen. The president is in peril of being charged.”

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