Fox News used one word about Donald Trump and impeachment that crossed the line
The tone of Fox News Channel’s impeachment coverage continues to be one of the biggest stories in America.
Viewers are noticing some very big changes.
And now Fox News used one word about Donald Trump and impeachment that crossed the line.
White House Counsel Pat Cipollone informed House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler that President Trump’s lawyers would not participate in Wednesday’s hearing on the legal grounds for impeachment.
Cipollone cited the fact that the only witnesses were legal scholars – and not fact witnesses – as well as Democrats only giving the administration 24 hours to review the report House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff’s committee prepared on their findings from their show trial hearings.
Everyone recognized this process was unfair.
But not Fox News legal analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano.
Judge Napolitano falsely claimed that the President forfeited the right to complain about the process by not participating.
Host Neil Cavuto asked, “I am curious what you make of the fact that the president might want to skip out on this Judiciary Committee opening hearing and maybe others to follow because it is essentially a Kangaroo court or it’s not fair.”
Napolitano said, “The rules about which the president are complaining were written by a Republican House of Representatives in 2015. The president would be very unwise not to send lawyers there.”
He continued, “The Democrats are not doing anything that the Democrats did not do to Nixon, or the Republicans didn’t do the Bill Clinton. But I think he makes a mistake when he refuses to participate. It is a valid vote by the House of Representatives that authorized this.”
He added, “He also loses the argument that it’s unfair if he doesn’t take the opportunity to participate himself.”
Many Americans recognize the Democrats impeachment inquiry for the shame that it is.
Polls show declining support precisely because the public sees the Democrats as depriving the President of due process in a purely partisan scheme to overturn the results of the 2016 Presidential Election.