Judge Andrew Napolitano did not walk back any of his allegations that Donald Trump obstructed justice and should be impeached but he did, oddly, make a point of stressing his friendship with Trump.
As I wrote Sunday, Trump attacked Napolitano on Twitter Saturday after he bluntly accused Trump of obstructing justice and noted that that’s an impeachable offense. That was less than two weeks after Napolitano said the Mueller report showed “a venal, amoral, deceptive Donald Trump” that was the same Trump Michael Cohen described.
This Monday morning, Napolitano visited Fox Business Network’s Mornings with Maria show to refute the claims in Trump’s tweets that Napolitano had sought a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court and had asked for a pardon for “a good ‘pal’ of low ratings Shepard Smith."
Host Maria Bartiromo, a Trump sycophant, asked no questions about Napolitano’s obstruction of justice argument, nor did she note Trump’s smarmy swipe at both Smith’s and Napolitano’s sexuality (each are gay).
Yet, despite Napolitano’s forceful seeming-condemnations of Trump, he first responded to Trump’s tweets by joking, “This is the way you treat your friends? How do you treat your enemies? Oh, boy.”
Bartiromo did not laugh in response.
I’ve got nothing good to say about Trump’s behavior or his Twitter response but it’s odd that Napolitano should expect to be treated as a friend after saying what he has. Yet, Napolitano later underscored the point by saying, “He and I have been friends for 30 years and probably will be for the next 30 years.”
Really? Why on earth would Napolitano want to be friends with the kind of law-breaking POS as per his own description of Trump?
I have wondered what to make of Napolitano’s un-Foxy comments about Trump’s criminal behavior:
Was Fox trying to send a message to Trump and/or Republicans that he’s likely to be impeached? Hedging its bets in case there comes a time when pro-Trump propaganda is no longer a good business strategy? Or using Napolitano to boost its cred now so that it can say later the network was not totally in the tank for Trump? All of the above?
All I can say now is, curioser and curioser.
Watch Napolitano’s strange responses above, from FBN’s April 29, 2019 Mornings with Maria.
Republished with permission from News Hounds.
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