On Fox & Friends, Andrew Napolitano pressures Trump to fire Jeff Sessions
Napolitano: "[Sessions] should never have accepted the appointment ... Mr. President, you are entitled to an attorney general in whom you have great confidence"
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From the April 10 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:
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STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): Look where we are today. The fact that all the coverage on all the channels is about this attorney in New York who is the president's personal attorney, you know, his offices and his homes were raided in search for what could be bank fraud. It all started because Jeff Sessions recused himself over the whole Russia thing.
BRIAN KILMEADE (CO-HOST): Jeff Sessions should have said "I was involved with the campaign. I should step down as attorney general. Reclaim my senate seat, or take another position in the cabinet." That was the beginning of the stupidity of it, of Jeff Sessions.
ANDREW NAPOLITANO: Look, hindsight's 20-20. He should never have accepted the appointment, because the Russian investigation started in October of '16 --
DOOCY: He was a bad pick.
NAPOLITANO: -- and he knew he was going to be a witness. But if he felt he had to recuse himself, Mr. President, you are entitled to an attorney general in whom you have great confidence. I'm not sure that I am the guy if I recuse myself. Half of what the DOJ does I will have nothing to do with.
NAPOLITANO: The last time I was here, last Thursday, the president was ranting and raving about the DOJ -- and quite properly so -- about the DOJ not complying with subpoenas from a Republican Congress. The DOJ lacks the stern management and strong will that a strong attorney general should bring because Sessions is too tentative.
AINSLEY EARHARDT (CO-HOST): If Jeff Sessions resigned today or tomorrow and decided he feels the pressure, he needs to step down. If the president appoints someone else to take his place, would he or she take over the investigation?
NAPOLITANO: Yes. Yes. There may not be a need for a [special counsel] Bob Mueller. There'll be a need for the investigation but it might not be Mueller.