Fox News legal analyst, Judge Andrew Napolitano, hasn't been shy in his critiques of President Donald Trump in the past.
That doesn't seem set to change as the House Select Committee on Intelligence embarks on its first public hearings in the ongoing impeachment inquiry.
For Napolitano, there's not much to inquire. On Your World with Neil Cavuto, Napolitano said Trump's request that Ukraine investigate former Vice President Joe Biden was illegal to ask for.
Cavuto: Some go so far to say even if there was such an arrangement, a quid pro quo, it's not impeachable. Napolit… https://t.co/LGAYO4ZRf0— Lis Power (@Lis Power)1573596639.0
Napolitano pointed out that it's illegal to solicit anything of value from a foreign government that may influence a U.S. election.
He went on to say:
"[I]t's clearly impeachable because the president requested something that's criminal to ask for. 'Can you help my campaign?'...Of course he didn't say it that way, but he basically said 'I need a favor, and my people, Rudy Giuliani, are telling you the aid's not coming until I get the favor.'"
Numerous officials across multiple divisions within the Trump administration have testified or otherwise confirmed that Trump officials withheld crucial Congressionally-approved military aid to Ukraine in exchange for Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky publicly declaring an investigation into Biden.
Others tended to agree.
@LisPower1 @BobWalk27936783 Napolitano is on point. Stunning Fox hasn't hidden him in a broom closet.— Liz D. 💜 Liz W.🐄🐶🐘🦁 #Devin Nunes' Ghost (@Liz D. 💜 Liz W.🐄🐶🐘🦁 #Devin Nunes' Ghost)1573599185.0
@LisPower1 @NotreallyacatAZ Yeah, Judge Napolitano! @Judgenap— We are in an information war, democracy vs corrupt (@We are in an information war, democracy vs corrupt)1573600719.0
@LisPower1 "Some go so far to say that crimes... aren't illegal."— Setsune Wave (@Setsune Wave)1573614837.0
Napolitano's criticisms of Trump, unsurprisingly, have never sat well with the President.
From the day I announced I was running for President, I have NEVER had a good @FoxNews Poll. Whoever their Pollster… https://t.co/3CVU5wgQQa— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1570712929.0
Thank you to brilliant and highly respected attorney Alan Dershowitz for destroying the very dumb legal argument of… https://t.co/SaCJ0l6v0p— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1556420251.0
But the President may have too much on his hands at the moment, with legions of people calling for his impeachment.
The first of the public hearings are underway. We'll soon see just how much the House agrees with Napolitano regarding Trump's behavior.