On Wednesday, Fox News legal analyst Andrew Napolitano threw cold water on Republicans who are seizing on messages from an FBI agent who was removed from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation as proof that the probe is invalid.
It’s wrong, he said, to call into question the results of an investigation that hasn’t even concluded yet.
“The only final decisions that have been made in this investigation are to seek two indictments, which they’ve obtained, and two guilty pleas, which they’ve obtained,” Napolitano said.
Deputy Attorney Gen. Rod Rosenstein, Napolitano said, “painted a very credible picture today” in his testimony on Capitol Hill. “I don’t know exactly where we are,” the judge said, paraphrasing Rosenstein’s remarks, “and if I did I wouldn’t tell you because it’s too early to say whether so-and-so’s political opinion affected the outcome because we haven’t reached the outcome yet.”
Anchor Harris Faulkner mentioned a text message between the FBI’s Peter Strzok and a woman with whom he was having an affair. Would this investigator not be a risk to the probe over all?
He continued, “The text message to which you refer occurred in August of 2016,” Napolitano said. “Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were running against each other. Bob Mueller’s investigation — indeed, the investigation into Russian involvement in the campaign — had not yet even started. So, the conversation is about, ‘What are we going to do if Donald Trump becomes president?'”
“It’s taken out of context,” he added. “We can’t tell what came before and what came after.”
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Iran says seized British-flagged tanker ‘free’ to leave
Iran said on Monday that a British-flagged oil tanker is "free" to leave more than two months after it was seized in the Gulf.
"The legal process has finished and based on that the conditions for letting the oil tanker go free have been fulfilled and the oil tanker can move," government spokesman Ali Rabiei told a news conference.
He did not specify when the Swedish-owned vessel would be allowed to set sail.
The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps surrounded the Stena Impero with attack boats before rappelling onto the deck of the tanker in the Strait of Hormuz on July 19.
MSNBC’s Morning Joe fact-checks Trump’s ‘slimy’ lies about Biden: ‘He’s rigging the election!’
MSNBC's Joe Scarborough threw cold water on President Donald Trump's accusations against Joe Biden, as the Ukraine scandal continues to widen.
The "Morning Joe" host ripped the president for pressuring Ukraine's president to dig up dirt on Biden and then leaning on states to cancel Republican primaries to snuff out three challengers' campaigns.
"You talk about an inside game, rigging the process, and we talked about how Donald Trump is rigging the process on the Republican side to make sure that as many states as possible cancel democratic elections for the primary," Scarborough said. "I mean, he's learning from Vladimir Putin the way you get 100 percent of the vote is you just cancel the elections, and that's what Donald Trump is getting Republican operatives to do across the country."
Trump condemned for moving to ‘roll back the clock’ as letter exposes his attempt to form anti-abortion UN coalition
"It's not just abortion that they care about, they care about women's ability to exercise autonomy over their bodies and about denying them critical access to the services they need."
Global women's rights advocates raised alarm Monday after a leaked letter showed the Trump administration is pressuring U.N. member nations to join an international anti-abortion coalition.