Judge Napolitano on Manafort Indictment: ‘This is the First of Many Dominoes to Fall’
Andrew Napolitano appeared on Fox News Monday morning to react to the indictment of Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager.
Manafort turned himself in to the FBI on Monday, after he was indicted on 12 counts by federal authorities, including money laundering and failing to register as an agent of a foreign country.
When asked what the indictment meant for special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Trump’s campaign ties to Russia, Napolitano replied: “That this is the first of many dominoes to fall.”
“Bob Mueller is following the standard M.O. of federal prosecutors,” the judicial analyst continued. “You’ve got a totem pole, you’ve got somebody at the top of the totem pole, that’s your big prize: no surprise, it’s the president of the United States.”
“You’re going to indict people going up the totem pole to see if you can squeeze them. Threaten their ruination, by loss of liberty or loss of property to get them to turn evidence against the top guy.”
Napolitano concluded that “this is the first in many steps in Bob Mueller’s putting together an enormous puzzle.”
Watch above, via Fox News.
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