Unworthy Fox legal slams GOP Senators Trump acquittal oath breakers


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‘Unworthy’: Fox’s top legal analyst slams GOP Senators who promised Trump an acquittal as oath breakers

01/24/2020 9:26 am ET Sunny Hundal
Fox senior legal analyst says after watching impeachment trial: remove Trump

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Even Fox News’s legal analyst cannot deny what he saw on the Senate floors during the impeachment trial.

Judge Andrew Napolitano has written a devastating piece for FoxNews.com saying the evidence against Trump is “ample and uncontradicted”.

More brutally, he says Senators who promised to acquit Trump are “unworthy of sitting as a juror” and have “violated the oath of ‘impartial justice’ and fidelity to the Constitution and the law”.

In the devastating piece, he explains why the charges are relevant:

For example, as others have suggested, if the president moved to Russia and ran the executive branch from there, or if he announced that Roman Catholics were unfit for office, he would not have committed any crimes. Yet, surely, these acts would be impeachable because, when done by the president, they are the moral equivalent of crimes and are so far removed from constitutional norms as to be impeachable.

He clearly explains Trump’s crimes of obstruction of justice:

We know that obstruction of Congress is a crime. Just ask former New York Yankees pitching great Roger Clemens, who was tried for it and acquitted. We also know that obstruction of Congress — by ordering subordinates not to comply with House impeachment subpoenas — is an impeachable offense. We know that because the House Judiciary Committee voted to charge President Nixon with obstruction of Congress when he refused to comply with subpoenas. And the full House voted for an article of impeachment against President Clinton when he refused to surrender subpoenaed evidence.

And the final, devastating conclusion:

What is required for removal of the president? A demonstration of presidential commission of high crimes and misdemeanors, of which in Trump’s case the evidence is ample and uncontradicted.

Can’t put it any clearer than that. And that too, from Fox News’s own top legal analyst.

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