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Tags: obstruction of justice | andrew mccabe | fbi | special counsel | robert mueller

Judge Napolitano Raises Obstruction of Justice Possibility After McCabe Firing

(Fox News' "America's Newsroom")

By    |   Monday, 19 March 2018 04:42 PM EDT

Friday's firing of former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe could be viewed as an attempt to obstruct justice regarding the Russia probe, Judge Andrew Napolitano said Monday.

Napolitano appeared on Fox News' "America's Newsroom" and was asked about the dismissal of the former FBI official, a move that will likely see him lose at least part of his government pension.

"Andrew McCabe is more likely than not to be a witness against the attorney general's boss, the president of the United States," Napolitano said. "I think that firing him in that environment could very well be interpreted as an effort to diminish his effectiveness as a witness. What's that called? Obstruction of justice.

"I don't know if Bob Mueller wants to go there, but that's the argument against it."

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said McCabe's firing came after the FBI's Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) determined he "had made an unauthorized disclosure to the news media and had lacked candor, including under oath, on multiple occasions."

McCabe has also been linked to the ongoing Russia investigation. President Donald Trump applauded the decision to let him go over the weekend.

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Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe's firing Friday could be viewed as an attempt to obstruct justice, according to Judge Andrew Napolitano.
obstruction of justice, andrew mccabe, fbi, special counsel, robert mueller
Monday, 19 March 2018 04:42 PM
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