Fox News’ Judge Napolitano on Trump’s Cohen Defense: ‘No Rational Person’ Could Claim Exoneration


Fox News’ Judge Andrew Napolitano today spoke with Shepard Smith breaking down just how much of the legal cloud around President Donald Trump is growing.

He emphasized again what many legal analysts have said about the SDNY Michael Cohen sentencing memo: that prosecutors “have evidence that the President of the United States committed a felony by ordering and paying Michael Cohen to break the law.”

Napolitano said the felony here on the President’s part is pretty basic, likening it to the liability of someone who pays a hitman to kill someone.

“You pay your lawyer to commit a crime,” he added, “you are presumed to intend for him to commit it.”

At one point, Smith asked, “If you’re the president’s lawyers, how are you taking this?”

“You are taking it with great gravity,” Napolitano answered. “The President says he’s been exonerated. I’ve got to believe he’s saying that for political purposes. No rational person could construe this as an exoneration unless they’re escaping reality. He’s in the crosshairs now of two prosecutors.”

Watch above, via Fox News.

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