Napolitano: There Are Really Two 'Highly Politicized' House Intel Committees
Judge Andrew Napolitano said Tuesday that both Republicans and Democrats in the House Intelligence Committee have "politicized what they are supposed to do" after GOP members of the committee concluded there was no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians in the 2016 election.
The Fox News senior judicial analyst noted on "Fox and Friends" that the committee had previously operated with "near unanimity" and that its goal is to expose breaches in national security, not to attack or defend the president.
THE HOUSE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE HAS, AFTER A 14 MONTH LONG IN-DEPTH INVESTIGATION, FOUND NO EVIDENCE OF COLLUSION OR COORDINATION BETWEEN THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN AND RUSSIA TO INFLUENCE THE 2016 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 13, 2018
"It shouldn't be that way," he said of the divide between the committee, pointing out that this committee has traditionally been totally removed from politics.
Napolitano said both sides have been "spoon-feeding" information from the investigation for political purposes.
After the announcement Monday, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) - the ranking Democrat on the committee - responded to a tweet by President Trump about the findings, saying that they were only "a statement by its GOP members."
This was not the finding of the House Intelligence Committee, Mr. President, but only a statement by its GOP members, who lack the courage to stand up to a President of their own party when the national interest necessitates it. https://t.co/ZC1T5BUKS1
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) March 13, 2018
Schiff said the investigation by Democrats on the committee is continuing.
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