Fox News Legal Analyst Warns How Donald Trump's Impeachment Strategy Could Backfire

Fox News senior judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano explained why he believes the way President Donald Trump is defending himself in the impeachment inquiry over the Ukraine scandal is “very unwise.”

On Monday’s broadcast of “Your World,” Napolitano questioned Trump’s decision refusing to send attorneys to the House Judiciary Committee’s upcoming first impeachment hearings.

Host Neil Cavuto noted how Trump has claimed the hearings will be biased, “a kangaroo court,” not fair and “a cabal against him.”

Napolitano replied:

Well, the rules about which the president is complaining were written by a Republican House of Representatives in 2015. So, I think the president would be very unwise not to send lawyers there. I shouldn’t go himself, that would be unseemly for him to sit there while people are testifying against him or while legal scholars are arguing over what is and what is not.

Napolitano later noted that Democrats in the current impeachment inquiry against Trump “are not doing anything that the Democrats did not do to Nixon or the Republicans didn’t do to Bill Clinton.”

“But I think he (Trump) makes a mistake when he refuses to participate,” Napolitano continued. “It is a valid vote by the House of Representatives that authorized this. He also loses the argument that it’s unfair if he doesn’t take the opportunity to participate himself.”

Check out the full clip here:


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