Fox News legal analyst Andrew Napolitano made a forceful case for President Donald Trump’s removal from office in an op-ed published Thursday.
Napolitano argued that a president does not have to violate specific laws to be impeached and removed.
Nonetheless, Napolitano said it can be argued that Trump did indeed break specific laws: bribery and contempt of Congress.
He concluded that there is “ample and uncontradicted” evidence to remove trump from office.
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The most prominent legal analyst for Fox News, Judge Andrew Napolitano, published an op-ed Thursday arguing that there is “ample” evidence that President Donald Trump should be removed from office.
Napolitano’s piece came as the Senate entered day two of opening arguments in Trump’s Senate trial following his impeachment by the House of Representatives last month.
Trump was impeached with charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Both relate to his efforts to pressure Ukraine into launching politically motivated investigations targeting his rivals while withholding military aid and a White House meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
The first investigation Trump demanded focused on Burisma Holdings, the Ukrainian natural-gas company that employed former Vice President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, until last year.
Trump has baselessly accused the Bidens of corruption related to Hunter’s work for Burisma, which was previously investigated by the Ukrainian prosecutor general.
The second investigation centered on a bogus conspiracy theory suggesting Ukraine interfered in the 2016 US election. There is also no evidence to support that claim.
Earlier this month, the Government Accountability Office, a federal watchdog, determined that Trump’s Office of Management and Budget violated the law when, at Trump’s direction, it ordered a freeze on nearly $400 million of military aid to Ukraine.
In his op-ed, Napolitano wrote that, while the GAO found that Trump acted unlawfully, the
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