Come on, was ‘Judge Napi’ Napolitano really ever a Judge, or does he just continue to play one on television? Or, did he once perhaps spend the night at a ‘Holiday Inn Express?’ Because I gotta tell you, I am having an increasingly difficult time buying anything that this supposed ‘legal analyst’ has to say when it comes to just about anything that involves the president. Or is he, as Joe diGenova has described him, nothing but a fool who’s now doing his best to pay back the president for turning down his request for a seat on the Supreme Court? I’ll let you all decide which it is.
The latest example of ‘Napi’s’ questionable legal expertise came during Thursday’s broadcast of “Fox & Friends,” when ‘Napi’ attempted to shoot down complaints about how the Democrats were holding “secret” hearings during their impeachment inquiry of President Trump. ‘Napi’said, “I read the House rules and as frustrating as it may be to have these hearings going on behind closed doors the hearings for which Congressman Schiff is presiding, they are consistent with the rules.” But how is following the rules that Democrats themselves wrote, an indication that the rules are fair?
‘Napi’ then went on to say, “When were the rules written last? In January of 2015. And who signed them? John Boehner. And who enacted them, a Republican majority.” He added, “These are not the impeachment hearings. The impeachment hearings have to be held in public by the House Judiciary Committee. This is the initial interview of witnesses to see what they have to say.” Let’s face it, ‘Napi’ is about as much a judge, as Al Sharpton is a preacher, both of these loons operate in pretty much the same manner, and seem to possess the very same character flaws.
And it was co-host Ainsley ‘The Airhead’ Earhardt who asked,” And they will continue to go on and on and on until they find something on the president?” To which ‘Judge Napi’ said, “Yes. That’s what police and prosecutors do. They come to a conclusion that the person is probably guilty, and then they look for evidence to support or negate that. That’s what Congressman Schiff is doing, and he’s following the rules, as frustrating as those rules are.” Like I said, how difficult is it to follow the rules that you yourself came up with and those on the other side had no part in creating?
Now granted I am about as far removed as is humanly possible from being a legal expert of any kind. But I am a bit perplexed by ‘Napi’s’ comment about how police and prosecutors first come to a conclusion that a person is ‘probably’ guilty before then going looking for evidence to support that ‘guilt.’ Silly me, I’ve always thought that first evidence was first compiled that a crime had been committed and that it was then followed wherever it led. ‘Napi’s’ conclusion seems to be a bit back ass-wards. You don’t first start with a defendant before then going in search of a crime. Do you?
And so, either ‘Napi’ was a man of integrity before all of this impeachment lunacy started and has since become a lying, vindictive rat-bastard all because President Trump declined to put him on the Supreme Court OR, he’s been a lying, butt-kissing weasel all along who sought to curry favor from President Trump, and conservatives in general, and has now opted to reveal his true colors now that his career fortunes have shifted. So, is he a toady stooge or a vindictive rat…either way, he is now a man totally without integrity who is in no way worth listening to any longer.
If the Democrats were truly interested in having this continuing circus of theirs viewed as being a bona fide impeachment inquiry then it will need to be conducted out in the open as impeachment proceedings are supposed to be conducted. And if not all the cheerleading from frauds like ‘Judge Napi’ will be for naught. The American people want a fair and open process. The only reason to be so secretive is to make it easier for the Democrats to control the narrative, a fact that ‘Napi’ seems to be totally oblivious to. A transparent process would expose them for the frauds they are.
But an argument can be made that Schiff is less “following the rules” as they have been written than he is making them up as he and his fellow Democrats go along, making it all the easier to flagrantly abuse the House’s impeachment power. Anyway, questions of transparency and due process shouldn’t be so much ‘rules’ as they are matters of basic decency. If Republicans were ever to try something like this ‘Napi’ would likely be screaming bloody murder! Yup ‘Judge Napi’ is quite the constitutional expert. Sadly he’s just another fake driven by his hatred of this president.
The Democrats are using the House Intelligence Committee which allows for closed door ‘hearings.’ This is an unusual, secretive and rather backhanded approach to this very important constitutional process. Impeachment hearings are a House Judiciary Committee function, with no closed door ‘hearings.’ Those are the rules Republicans used back in 1998 and Democrats were involved. The only possible reason Democrats are using this unusual tactic is that they are: (A) trying to hide something, and/or (B) trying to keep the story in the news to fester. And ‘Judge Napi’ seems all in favor.
‘Napi’ comes across today as being little more than a leftist shill. This entire process is a sham. Democrats are holding an “impeachment inquiry” without there having been a vote of the entire House. Pelosi has essentially turned the entire process on its head by taking the hearings away from the Judicial Committee, the committee responsible for the handling of such inquiries, and turned it over to the Intelligence Committee which has no authority to run such an inquiry. And yet ‘Judge Napi’ has boldly declared that all is taking place just as it should according to the Constitution.
If anything ‘Judge Napi’ is proving exactly why he WASN’T qualified to be on the Supreme Court. Imagine the disaster he would have been had he actually been first nominated and then confirmed by the Senate to be on the Supreme Court? What seems to drive ‘Judge Napi’ these days is what drives most everyone who spends the majority of their time seeking approval from those in positions of power in exchange for attacking this president. ‘Judge Napi’ continues to prove that he is willing to say absolutely anything in his effort to be seen as relevant, while lining his pockets.
And finally, and on what is kind of a side note, how much better prepared would the Democrats now be in going up against the president in 2020 had they actually worked with him where they could to pass legislation that actually had something to do with solving at least some of our country’s serious problems? Instead they wasted three years, and counting, doing nothing more than to search for some sort of evidence, either real or imagined, that President Trump is actually guilty of some supposed crime. At this point the president’s only crime seems to be the fact that he won the 2016 election.