Judge Napolitano, who has become one of the few Fox hosts to frequently criticize Trump, made the comments on The Reason Interview podcast with Nick Gillespie.
“The Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee have unearthed enough evidence, in my opinion, to justify about three or four articles of impeachment against the president,” Napolitano said, saying the first charge would be bribery. “The second charge will be high crimes and misdemeanors, election law violation… The third crime will be obstruction of justice. The fourth will be interference with a witness and the fifth may be lying under oath.”
"On TV, Trump keeps hearing… that he's not the mastermind of a shakedown, he's the victim of a takedown," says @brianstelter about the President amid the impeachment probe. "Dissenting voices like [Fox News' Andrew] Napolitano, are they even getting through?" pic.twitter.com/7Z9Luq3ye9— Reliable Sources (@ReliableSources) December 1, 2019
Napolitano added his belief that it was unlikely Republicans remove Trump from office, saying the evidence of bribery was strong enough for impeachment — a political process — but not to convict in a criminal court of law. Back in May, after the Mueller report was released, Napolitano said Trump clearly obstructed justice in the investigation of Russia’s election interference.
“He hasn’t presented a defense and I don’t know if he plans to,” Napolitano said on the podcast. “The evidence of his impeachable behavior at this point, in my view, is overwhelming.”
Napolitano has emerged as one of the few prominent Fox News analysts who frequently criticizes the president. In October, Trump blasted Napolitano, saying he only began criticizing Trump after the president turned him down as a potential Supreme Court nominee.