Judge Andrew Napolitano may be fresh off causing an international incident with our closest ally, Great Britain, by suggesting the Brits’ version of the NSA (GCHQ) actually handled the signals intercepts on members of the Trump transition team. However, that did not stop the former New Jersey Superior Court Judge, turned television analyst, from jumping right into the fire on Tuesday morning. During a segment on Fox & Friends, the judge opined that he believed former Obama National Security Advisor Susan Rice should face jail time for allegedly “unmasking” members of the Trump transition team and lying to Congress.
The segment began with Napolitano referring to Rice as a “serial liar” who has told fibs about everything from Benghazi to the current allegations of Obama White House surveillance of the Trump administration and even “lied” about the chemical weapon situation in Syria. Her boss, President Obama, famously negotiated a last minute deal with Russia to “remove” all of Assad’s chemical stockpiles back in 2013 to avoid a cruise missile strike. The opening was created after Russia took advantage of an off the cuff remark by then-Secretary of State John Kerry, that may not have really be meant as a serious offer. Recent attacks attributed to the Syrian regime make it appear as though “all” stockpiles were not actually removed.
Napolitano then went into detail about how this could all come back to bite Rice in the event she has to testify in front of a Congressional committee. He suggested with all her past “lies” she cannot be a seen as credible witness.
However, the interview became really interesting when Napolitano suggested one of the consequences Rice may face is prosecution for misleading Congress. He said if Congress can “trap” her into a corner on one of these issues, he believes they will recommend the Department of Justice prosecute her.
“I think the Trump administration is so furious with what she did, that they will lay a trap for her and we’ll see if she falls into it,” Napolitano said. He also suggested they could possibly ago after her for lying under oath and “a few other instances which Congressman [Trey] Gowdy and his colleagues come up with.”
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