Fox News senior judicial analyst and former New Jersey Superior Court Judge Andrew Napolitano on Monday argued that Democrats have a “lawful constitutional basis” for impeachment because former special counsel Robert Mueller’s 448-page report documented that President Donald Trump committed several high crimes and misdemeanors.
During an interview on Fox Business, host Neil Cavuto asked Napolitano if he agreed with Democrats who believe Trump has committed “clear impeachable offenses.”
“Asking people who work for you to lie to federal investigators, which is what Richard Nixon was accused of doing and Bill Clinton was accused of doing, has traditionally been characterized as a specie of utter high crimes and misdemeanors,” Napolitano asserted.
“The president says that didn’t happen,” Cavuto pushed back.
“Bob Mueller says it did,” Napolitano replied. “It would be he said/he said. But it would be a basis for the House Judiciary Committee to begin investigations if they want. Stated differently, obstruction of justice has been found by either the Congress or the House Judiciary Committee consistently to be a lawful constitutional basis for impeachment.”
“But impeachment is a political question, not a legal one,” he added.
Watch the segment, below: