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Nicolle Wallace: ‘Damning’ Take From Fox’s Napolitano on NY Times Report ‘Not a Good Omen’ for Trump

On MSNBC today, Nicolle Wallace credited Fox News’ Shepard Smith and Judge Andrew Napolitano for their “damning” analysis of the latest big New York Times report.

The Times reported today Trump spoke to former Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker a few months ago asking if US attorney Geoffrey Berman––a Trump ally––could oversee the SDNY Michael Cohen investigation despite a recusal. Napolitano said if the report is true, the call shows “corrupt intent” on the part of the president and would clearly be “an attempt to obstruct justice.”

Wallace played the clip on today’s Deadline: White House and said, “I know they don’t care what we say here on this network, but they care very, very much––and most of them will admit it privately––what happens on that network. Not a good omen for this president.”

Washington Post reporter Robert Costa said, “What the judge over there on Fox said is what Republicans now are facing on Capitol Hill. They see the legal storm clouds over this president about his conduct… That’s the critical issue right now for those on the conservative side. You may not believe that Russian interference was a big issue, it was something unrelated to the president, but the president’s conduct, that is something in the spotlight and that will likely be detailed by Robert Mueller at some level.”

You can watch above, via MSNBC.

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