There is buzz around Washington that prosecutors in New York will move to indict President Trump.
Some Trump supporters dismiss the idea that you can indict a sitting President.
But that all changed when a judge made a jaw dropping announcement about throwing Donald Trump behind bars.
Federal prosecutors in the Southern District of New York made a big to-do about Michael Cohen pleading guilty to campaign finance violations for paying hush money to two women claiming past affairs with Donald Trump during the 2016 campaign.
Cohen claimed he made the payments at Trump’s direction.
That led many legal analysts to believe the only reason that language was inserted into the sentencing memo was to prep the groundwork for indicting Donald Trump.
Current Department of Justice guidelines state that a sitting President cannot be indicted.
But Fox News legal analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano said that does not matter.
He believes prosecutors in the Southern District of New York will move forward with an attempt to throw Donald Trump in jail.
Judge Napolitano began, “This is the Southern District of New York. This is the oldest and most prestigious federal prosecutors’ office in the country. They would not make an allegation like that if they did not have corroborated evidence to support it. And they cannot make an allegation like that unless they’re going to do something with it.”
Napolitano continued by expressing his belief that prosecutors will need to move forward with a secret indictment against Trump so they can spring it on him should he lose re-election in 2020.
“The Justice Department has all kinds of rules and regulations. They have three legal opinions on whether a sitting president can be indicted. Two say no, and one says yes. But all three agree that if the statute of limitations is about to expire, then the government needs to do something to stop the running of the statute of limitations, which would mean a secret indictment, about which the public doesn’t know,” the Fox News legal analyst said.
But Trump supporters were confused by what Judge Napolitano said next in response to a tweet made by Trump-lawyer Rudy Giuliani.
Giuliani had ripped the idea of throwing Trump in jail over questionable campaign finance violations, saying:
“No collusion, no obstruction now campaign finance but payments to settle lawsuits are not clearly a proper campaign contribution or expenditure. No responsible lawyer would charge a debatable campaign finance violation as a crime…well maybe those suffering from TDD”
“It’s not debatable,” Judge Napolitano responded. “The responsible lawyers he’s saying wouldn’t do this are the professional people, not the political appointee who recused himself — Geoff Berman — but the professional people who run the southern district of New York.”
He unbelievably implied that the career prosecutors in Manhattan – who are the very definition of the Deep State – would not be moving against Trump unless they had good reason.
Fox News viewers could not understand why Napolitano would take a position at odds with the law and the Constitution.
Trump clearly committed no crime.
Even still, campaign finance violations are largely handled as civil matters.
But in the case of the Southern District of New York, they appear to be in the business of exacting political revenge on Donald Trump for the benefit of the Washington, D.C. swamp.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.