Fox News’ Napolitano: Mueller Doesn’t Have to Share Report With Team Trump, I Wouldn’t Let Them ‘Edit My Work’


Fox News’ Judge Andrew Napolitano pushed back today on new comments from Rudy Giuliani about the ongoing Mueller investigation.

After talking with Napolitano about the perils of impeachment, Harris Faulkner brought up new reporting on Team Trump’s preemptive response to the report Robert Mueller ends up writing on his investigation.

Per Bloomberg, the White House may “try to block portions” of the report, even by asserting executive privilege. Giuliani spoke to Bloomberg and said, “We will look at it and see if the president thinks there is a valid claim and if there is, do we want to make it.”

Napolitano said he doesn’t blame Giuliani or the President for wanting to see it, but added, “There’s simply no obligation on the part of Bob Mueller to share it with them. Bob Mueller’s duty is to the person who appointed him, Rod Rosenstein. Or, Rod Rosenstein’s boss now, acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker. And perhaps the House of Representatives, but not Rudy Giuliani.”

Faulkner brought up recent comments from Alan Dershowitz saying the White House should demand to see the report before it’s sent out. Napolitano responded, “I agree that the White House should demand it, but I also state that the government has no obligation to give it to them, nor should they. If I were the prosecutor, I wouldn’t give the defendant a chance to edit my work before I release it to the people who engaged me.”

Giuliani told Fox News in a report out this afternoon they want to see “as much of the report as possible” be made public, adding, “We will enter that review process with no preconceptions about blocking material, but until our team reviews the report, we cannot waive executive privilege.”

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