Fox News senior judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano is well-respected on both sides of the aisle because he is not afraid to criticize anyone.
He has gone after Trump too many times to count and routinely criticizes the Democrats for overreach.
So when he speaks people tend to listen. Jerry Nadler for one should listen to Judge Nap’s wise words as it may have saved him from total embarrassment today.
From The Hill: Fox News senior judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano called the decision by Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee to have former Nixon White House counsel John Dean testify “indefensible.”
Napolitano added the move would backfire on Democrats, during an interview with Fox Business on Monday morning.
Dean is due to testify later Monday as part of a series of hearings on special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, which are intended to further examine President Trump’s conduct as well as election interference by Moscow.
“To me, it’s indefensible,” Napolitano told the Fox Business hosts.
“I think it’s going to be a negative for the Democrats at the end of the day by the time the Republicans finish interrogating him. And of course, they can interrogate him about anything they want, they can interrogate him about the Nixon years,” he said.
Dean testified for the prosecution during the Watergate scandal, which helped contribute to the factors that led to Nixon’s resignation from office. Dean later served jail time for his part in the cover-up.
Napolitano added that Dean’s testimony would not be relevant as part of the look into Mueller’s report.
“What he’ll say about Mueller and President Trump is nothing but his opinion,” Napolitano said. “I don’t know how relevant that is to a fact finder.”
Dean appeared earlier on CNN, where he is a contributor. He said he will testify that Trump’s alleged obstruction of justice is “strikingly like Watergate.”