Fox News analyst refuses to sugarcoat Cobb departure: Trump 'finally recognizes how serious' Mueller probe is
Andrew Napolitano appears on Fox News (screen grab)

Fox News legal analyst Andrew Napolitano on Wednesday said that President Donald Trump's decision to oust Ty Cobb as White House attorney was long overdue, because it means he's now recognizing just how much trouble he could be in.

Napolitano started out by calling Cobb's replacement, former Clinton impeachment lawyer Emmet Flood, a "brilliant" attorney who is widely recognized as one of the best in the country.

That said, Napolitano warned that his presence at this stage of the investigation still might not be enough to get the president out of legal jeopardy.

"This is very late in the game for a change of this magnitude," Napolitano said. "There is no one on the president's team who has been there since Day One. And with the departure of Ty Cobb, there will be no one on the president's team who's personally familiar with the hundreds of thousands of pages of documents that the president has surrendered to special counsel."

That said, the legal analyst said that Trump was at least finally coming around to realizing that Mueller's probe represents a major threat to his presidency.

"The president finally recognizes how serious the Mueller probe is," he said.

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