Fox News’ Judge Andrew Napolitano — the network’s senior judicial analyst — claimed on Thursday that President Donald Trump could be impeached again after he slammed Republican senators for blocking the calling of witnesses and extra documents in the first impeachment attempt.
According to Daily Caller, Napolitano said during an appearance on Fox & Friends that “double jeopardy” doesn’t exist in that world and that it would essentially be easy — although politically perilous — for Democrats to open another impeachment inquiry that would lead to another Senate impeachment trial.
“Stated differently, they could impeach him again if they want – notwithstanding the political fallout which I think would be horrific – for the exact same offense with the exact same evidence and perhaps more evidence,” Judge Nap said.
The Fox News judge just hours earlier slammed Senate Republicans in an op-ed in which he claimed the GOP turned the Senate impeachment trial “into a steamroller of political power.”
“The evidence that Trump did this is overwhelming and beyond a reasonable doubt, and no one with firsthand knowledge denied it,” Napolitano wrote.
Doubling down, Napolitano even suggested that Trump himself manipulated GOP senators into shooting down the call for witnesses in the trial while calling Trump’s acquittal a “legal assault on the Constitution.”
“Trump will luxuriate in his victory,” Napolitano said. “But the personal victory for him is a legal assault on the Constitution. The president has taken an oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution. Instead, he has trashed it. How?”
After taking more shots at Trump and Senate Republicans, Napolitano ended his op-ed by saying, “somewhere, Richard Nixon is smiling.”