Napolitano: Trump’s admitted contact with Ukraine is a crime


ADAM SCHIFF SAID HE IS LOOKING FORWARD TO THE WHISTLE-BLOWER’S TESTIMONY AS SOON AS THIS WEEK. ANDREW NAPOLITANO IS HERE. WE HAD A LOT OF BUSY NEWS DAY’S BUT GETTING YOUR HANDS AROUND ALL THAT HAS HAPPENED TODAY IS VERY DIFFICULT. I WANT TO BREAK THIS DOWN TO SOMETHING VERY SIMPLE. THE PRESIDENT ADMITS THAT ON THE PHONE CALL WITH THE PRESIDENT OF THE UKRAINE HE REQUESTED THAT THE PRESIDENT OF THE UKRAINE INVESTIGATE HIS 2020 POLITICAL RIVAL, JOE BIDEN. IS THAT A CRIME?>>IT IS A CRIME FOR THE PRESENT TO SOLICIT AID FOR HIS CAMPAIGN FROM A FOREIGN GOVERNMENT.>>Shepard: SO THAT TO WHICH THE PRESIDENT HAS ADMITTED IS IN AND OF ITSELF A CRIME.>>YES, IT IS THE SAME CRIME FOR WHICH THE ORGANIZATION DECIDED NOT TO SEEK AN INDICTMENT.>>THAT’S ON THE OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE, WHETHER OR NOT THERE WAS A CONSPIRACY THEORY. HE SAID THERE’S SOME EVIDENCE BUT NOT ENOUGH TO INDICT. AND IT’S THE SAME CRIME, AN AGREEMENT OR SOLICITATION FOR ASSISTANCE FOR AN AMERICAN CAMPAIGN REGULATED BY THE FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION.>>Shepard: AT RUDY GIULIANI’S THAT HE TOO PRESSED HER UKRAINIAN OFFICIALS TO INVESTIGATE BIDEN AT THE SUGGESTION OF THE ADMINISTRATION.>>IF IT WAS DONE AS PART OF THE REELECTION, IF THE PRESIDENT WANTED — SAID I WANT YOU TO INVESTIGATE THE PRINCIPLE.>>Shepard: THERE WHISTLE-BLOWER FIRST REPORT OF THE PRESIDENTS ACTION AND UNSPECIFIED OTHER ACTIONS. INSPECTOR GENERAL DEEMED THAT INFORMATION CREDIBLE AND OF URGENT CONCERN, RATHER THAN TAKE THAT COMPLAINT TO THE CONGRESS, THE INSPECTOR GENERAL WENT TO THE ADMINISTRATION FOR GUIDANCE AND THE ADMINISTRATION BLOCKED ITS TRANSFER TO THE CONGRESS. IS THAT A PROBLEM LEGALLY?>>YES, THE ADMINISTRATION IS ON VERY THIN ICE. THE STATUTE SAYS INSPECTOR GENERAL, IF HE FINDS A COMPLAINT TO BE AT CREDIBLE AND URGENT SHALL, NOT MAY, SHALL, SHARE IT WITH A GANG OF EIGHT. THE GANG OF EIGHT IS THE BIPARTISAN LEADERSHIP OF BOTH HOUSES OF CONGRESS AND THE BIPARTISAN READERSHIP OF BOTH INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEES. HE DIDN’T DO THAT. HE GOT — THE RULING FROM THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SAYS, WAIT A MINUTE. THE COMPLAINT WAS FILED WITH THE INSPECTOR GENERAL OF THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY. THE PRESIDENT DOESN’T WEIGHT, AND THEREFORE THAT COMPLAINT IS MOVED. THE CONGRESS HAS EVERY RIGHT UNDER THE STATUTE TO KNOW ABOUT IT AND THAT’S WHERE WE STAND LEGALLY. AND, AND THOSE ARE THINGS THAT THE PRESIDENT HAS ADMITTED. THE PRESIDENT HAS ADMITTED THAT, INVESTIGATING HIS UPCOMING 2020 PRESIDENTIAL RIVAL. HOW SERIOUS IS THIS MATTER FOR THE NATION AND THE DEMOCRACY LEGALLY SPEAKING?>>ABSOLUTELY IT IS IMPEACHABLE OFFENSE AND WHY DO I SAY THAT? IT’S STATED IN THE CONSTITUTION. TREASON, BRIBERY, OTHER HIGH CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS. THE PRESIDENT OF THE UKRAINE, THAT WOULD BE AN IMPEACHABLE IN OFFENSE.>>FIRST, THERE WAS A WITHHOLDING OF THE AID, WHICH THE CONGRESS IN A BIPARTISAN WA WAY. THEN THE PRESIDENT WITHOUT EXPLANATION AT THE TIME DROPPED THAT TRANSFER OF MONEY. THEN, IT SITS CONFIRMED BY FOX NEWS THAT THERE WAS A PHONE CALL DURING WHICH THE FORMER VICE PRESIDENT, AND THAT’S WHY YOU ARE GETTING TO THIS BRIBERY ACCUSATION?>>YES. NOW THE GRAND JURY AS THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THEY DECIDE WHETHER OR NOT THIS CONSTITUTES BRIBERY. THE TRIAL JURY IS THE SENATE AND THEY ALSO DECIDE WHETHER OR NOT THIS CONSTITUTES BRIBERY. WHAT WORDS TO THE PRESIDENT USE? DID THE PRESIDENT USE CODE WORDS, AS ONE OF HIS FORMER LAWYER SAID HE OFTEN DOES WHEN HE KNOWS OTHERS ARE YOU LISTENING TO HIS CONVERSATIONS? DID THE RECIPIENT OF THOSE WORDS UNDERSTAND THEM TO BE THE CODE WORDS? THE CONVERSATION THAT PRESIDENT ZELINSKI HAD WITH SENATOR CHRIS MURPHY OF CONNECTICUT WILL COME INTO THIS BECAUSE CHRIS MURPHY OF CONNECTICUT SAID DON’T DO WHAT THE PRESIDENT ASKED EACH OF YOU AND PRESIDENT ZELINSKI SAID, DON’T WORRY, WE ARE GOING TO DO IT.>>Shepard: OFTEN IT’S DIFFICULT TO SEE THE FOREST FROM

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  1. People do realize that judge Napolitano doesn't have any experience on this type of law, right? And that the real experts say there's isn't much to see here?

  2. My God Republicans, can you even acknowledge Trump was in the room while he was making the call to Ukraine, how far ye have fallen from your oath of office to tarnish this Great republic! You used to be the Party of change, understanding, labor, and strength. Now, the party of lies, disinformation, dishonesty, and hate! How far you've come from the former Regan Years, how far you've come from the Bush Years, how far you've come from the party of change? Whatever happened to cross the aisle to invasion a brand new future, hope and understand! You clamor now like a bunch of banshees, making no sense or understanding of what the facts really represent, WHY! Are your political offices more important than that of this Great Nation? I always understand that within 100 years I will not be here, but the legacy you leave is what's important for you, your family, and those who have entrusted in you, to make a difference! We cannot merely hide our heads in the sand, pretend this is not happening and hope in some miracle, this will all go away! At this moment it's only the President being put in the social spotlight, not the GOP, but if the GOP becomes a willing party to this type of crime, then also the GOP will also assume the light of the American people! This is a time to break with this Criminal, and take a personal stand for Democracy and this Great Nation! Let the President Know, this is the Bridge too far, and you will not become a party to his Crimes?

  3. Both Shep and Napoli tank are Trump haters!! Don't waste your time watching either one. Their full of hate and very dishonest!

  4. Wheres all the TRUMPETS at??? All of a sudden you guys are scared to comment because you guys dont want to admit we have a fucken Con in office??? You guys wanted change, now you got change…lmao

  5. I used to like to listen to the judge…..what a shame he's become a turncoat for a handful of rice…..I will never trust his judgment again.

  6. What law makes it illegal? There is a treaty between us and the Ukraine to share corruption information that makes the call very legal, and appropriate.

  7. Actually this depends. It depends if if Trump wanted aide from Ukraine to look into a old case. The call could go either way.
    1.) Trump is investigating the claims of the whole Russia Collusion thing that the Democrats brought up during his campaign, while Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, and Obama was in office. That is called cleaning out corruption.
    2.) Trump is pulling a Democrat ruse to further his own political gain.
    As I have said, it can go either way. It just depends on the evidence, which does not look good for the Democrats. You forget, the Democrats brought up Russia Collusion during the presidential campaign and Trump can look into it because it involved the United States election. Then you have the little evidence that the Democrats have on Trump using this to further his political agenda. It just depends on what evidence there is. So, Napolitano is half right.

  8. Oh, you can tell Nap is bias against the President. Sorry to all liberals, but true. Even some Republicans do not like Trump, and would rather seem him fall. Seeing how the government said he was wrong on this. Nap, you are wrong again.

  9. The whistleblower scam was started by the demoslimes in Congress to stop any investigation into Drunken Uncle Joe the Molester's Ukraine crimes.

  10. Look at the dislikes. Trump supporters are triggered because their safe space was invaded. It must be so difficult, watching a news network that constantly reassures you that you are "right" when suddenly something like this appears. Gotta give credit to fox for airing this.

  11. Napolitano is a Never Trumper hack…fake Judge.This balloon head grease ball is an embarrassment to the legal system.Shep and him shows that Foxnews now is pathetic with the two sons.This episode could have easily been on CNN or MSNBC.

  12. President Trump said, "As President I have an obligation to end CORRUPTION, even if that means requesting the help of a foreign country or countries. It is done all the time. This has NOTHING to do with politics or a political campaign against the Bidens. This does have to do with their corruption!"
    These liberals are always trying to assert their will which is manifested in a perversion of justice, in wronging someone, in turning a matter upside down and dealing deceitfully with the American people.

  13. Napolitano, Constitution Article II, Section III, requires the president to investigate corruption of officials, past and present. Napolitano, you are a stupid bastard. Trump did not say that he wanted help to get anything on his 2020 rival. The entire Obama Administration committed treason many times against all Americans. And Biden is not a rival to anyone but himself.

  14. Napolitano wrongly thinks speech can be "anything of value" in regards to elections. He is wrong. Speech is protected by the 1st amendment and trumps his belief about election laws.

  15. These two need to go over to CNN or MSNBC!! Everyone who is a true PATRIOT should boycott FOX until they and a few others including Chris Wallace are removed fro FOX!!

  16. both of these clowns should be kicked off the air sheppie and napolitano both are morons and dont know s t fox morning is fake news and there contributors

  17. Napolitano is not very smart. We need to dig into his past to see how many people he sent to prison unjustly. The clown show continues.

  18. Left wing from fox news in total splendor doing their spectacle… Napolitano, I wanted to see your sarcastic laugh but her I see only your seriose and sad face which tells me that the gang of 800 deep state cabale will not be able to impeach Trump…

  19. Are you ALL hard of hearing? President Trump already responded to this allegation. The Biden call had NOTHING to do with holding back on the money for Ukraine. 2 separate issues or MORE going on at the same time. Democrats confuse issues and Napolitano sits there with IF's and maybe's to condemn President Trump. Biden is a crook and Obama supported the interference and with holding of $1 Billion. NOT the other way around no matter how crooked YOU would like to make it.

  20. Meanwhile after this so-called judge stated this on Fox News other constitutional law Scholars said that he is totally wrong.

  21. I have learned an important fact throughout this presidency: The president is above the law. Quite sad that democracy and justice — do not match the reality of the day. Sad

  22. Judge napolitano states the laws as they stand. No opinion, no spin just what the constitution and the law demands. As soon as Judge Nap expresses the laws that dont agree with the MAGA's narrative, they go mad. The LAW IS THE LAW. POTUS is not above the law.

  23. The judge is a fool, what does he know just because he and Shepard hate the president, they take
    the pleasure of bashing him, because he's guilty of loving this country too much

  24. Well just like Romney wanted a positon in the White House but didn't get one the judge also wanted a job in the White House, both of them didn't get any job and so both are stabbing their elected President in the back for revenge. They don't realise that the people can see through them and see their revenge.

  25. I stopped believing anything Nap says after I saw him on FOX saying one thing about President Trump and saw him 30 minutes later on CNN answering the same question with different answer. He's just a paid talking head. He says what he is told to say. FOX is no different than CNN or MSNBC or any other MSM. Bunch of Fake News. He should have the " Judge " removed from his name. He's just a blabbing air hole now.

  26. Sheep should be on NBC OR MSNBC like Megan Kelly and get fired forever .. she didn’t listen to fox viewers and see how it turned out for her .

  27. This dude used to pretend to be on the right, but in reality he is nothing but a RINO. AFter Fox News
    Has tuned more & more Liberal.

  28. If you don't believe he wants to be a dictator then look how he is acting when he is around Putin
    And good luck trying to get the dictator out in 2020 if he looses the election
    He's gonna say it was rigged and the only rigged election is the one Puting got for him in 2016 and you all know it
    He's trying to do the same thing again
    He's a cheater

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