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‘It’s Not Debatable’: Napolitano Shoots Down Giuliani Defense of Porn Star Payoff

Fox News legal analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano is an ardent supporter of Donald Trump, but that didn’t stop him from delivering a heap of bad news Monday morning, including a vociferous refutation of Rudy Giuliani’s latest defense for Trump’s payoffs to porn star Stormy Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal.

In a lengthy segment with America’s Newsroom anchor Bill Hemmer, Napolitano spared no hard truths in his assessment of Trump’s legal jeopardy. He began by delivering the news that the Michael Cohen sentencing memo is “dangerous” to Trump because it implicates him in the crimes to which Cohen pleaded guilty, and noted that the Southern District of New York “wouldn’t make an allegation like that if they didn’t have evidence to support it.”

But he was sharpest in his rebuttal of Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani, who tweeted on Sunday that “No responsible lawyer would charge a debatable campaign finance violation as a crime.”

“It’s not debatable,” Napolitano said. “The responsible lawyers he’s saying wouldn’t do this are the professional people, not the political appointee who recused himself — Geoff Berman — but the professional people who run the southern district of New York.”

And when Hemmer asked if Trump can be indicted, Napolitano replied “My view is he can be indicted but not prosecuted until after leaving office, because… the disruption to the government would be far more than the constitution tolerates.”

Perhaps the worst news for Trump, though, is that the only silver lining that Napolitano sees is that Democrats might find impeaching Trump politically disadvantageous.

“[Democrats] will make a decision on what’s best for them politically,” Napolitano said. “Remember when the Republicans impeached Bill Clinton, Clinton kept smiling and his approval ratings went up, and theirs went down. The same thing could happen here.”

Napolitano is among a growing number of observers who think that Trump is likely to be indicted, but his status as a top legal analyst on the President’s favorite network should give his warnings extra weight to those who might otherwise ignore the peril that Trump is in.

Watch the clip above, via Fox News.

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