Judge Andrew Napolitano is the senior judicial analyst at Fox News Channel, and has been the leading source for legal breakdown of the many aspects of the Mueller investigation on the network since day one. His analysis of what the report says about President Trump this week was... not flattering.
On his show "Judge Napolitano's Chambers", he laid into the President, calling him amoral, and describing him as a liar who demanded lies from others.
"The report lists 11 instances in which the President attempted, or attempted to have others attempt to interfere with the investigation of his own campaign. Depending on how you look at them, it might be enough to prosecute," says Napolitano in the brief promo clip. "But it did show a venal, amoral, deceptive Donald Trump instructing his aides to lie, and willing to help them do so."
"That's not good in the President of the United States," he said. "There's a lot in there that should be troubling to Americans about the President of the United States."
The video went viral even among the apostate right, with Trump-foil and Kellyanne Conway husband George Conway retweeting leading Trump critic on the right Bill Kristol, who shared a trimmed version on Twitter, which included the branding for his PAC.
Napolitano has said there may or may not be enough to prosecute Trump for something, but that Attorney General Barr has made it clear the government's position is that there is not enough, and therefore they won't.
The Judge also appeared on several Fox News Channel and Fox Business shows throughout the week, including a Thursday appearance with Stuart Varney, during which he said that despite those instances, he thinks that any "serious legal jeopardy" for Trump is now over, obviously in large part due to the AG's statement that there is not enough to prosecute.
Napolitano told Varney that the Democrats could still overplay their hand, and that they probably will because Mueller's summary of Trump is "fuel for them to continue digging more deeply. He said it's "a mistake to do it," but the Dem base will probably push for it.
"Barr told us that there were 10 instances of alleged obstruction of justice. Whatever the bottom line is, they decided there's not enough to prove the case," he said. "The Democrats are going to take those 10 instances, and parade some lawyers out there, ex-prosecutors who'll say there is enough to prove the case."
"The serious legal jeopardy for the president is gone. The political jeopardy, he knows how to deal with," said Napolitano.