Judge Nap: Trump Attempted to ‘Obstruct Justice’ by Pressuring Whitaker on Cohen Case

“That is an effort to use the levers of power of the government for a corrupt purpose to deflect an investigation into himself or his allies”

Shortly after the New York Times dropped an explosive report alleging President Trump called then-Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker to put a Trump ally in charge of the Southern District of New York’s case against former Trump attorney Michael Cohen, Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano said this request amounted to “an attempt to obstruct justice.”

“It would only be obstruction if it succeeded,” Napolitano told Fox News anchor Shepard Smith Tuesday. “If you tried to interfere with a criminal prosecution that may knock at your own door by putting your ally in there that is clearly an attempt to obstruct justice.”

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