Judge Nap on Trump's New Criticism of DOJ: He Can Get Documents 'With a Phone Call'
Judge Andrew Napolitano said Monday that President Donald Trump can easily obtain unredacted documents related to the probe of alleged FISA abuses by the FBI and Department of Justice.
"The president can cure this with a phone call," the Fox News senior judicial analyst said. "[Trump] should just pick up the phone and say 'Hey [Attorney General Jeff Sessions]...send [Congress] the documents they are looking for."
The probe stems from allegations of surveillance abuse by the FBI and DOJ in efforts to obtain FISA warrants to examine Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.
The president tweeted Monday that the slow-moving process of the investigation is "an embarrassment to our country."
So sad that the Department of “Justice” and the FBI are slow walking, or even not giving, the unredacted documents requested by Congress. An embarrassment to our country!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 2, 2018
Instead of appointing a second special counsel, Attorney General Jeff Sessions brought on U.S. Attorney John Huber (Utah) to investigate the potential violations.
"Did [Sessions] name a de facto special counsel? Or is Huber going to stay in Utah ... in which case he is basically toothless," Napolitano said.
Napolitano explained that when former Attorney General Eric Holder refused to turn over documents to Congress on Operation Fast and Furious, nothing happened.
"But those were two different political parties," said Napolitano, adding that this should not be an issue with a Republican-led Congress and a Republican administration.
Watch the segment from "Happening Now" above.