Judge Nap on ISIS Arrests: 'Real Terror Plot or Ginned-Up Threat From FBI?'
Judge Andrew Napolitano weighed in on "Fox and Friends" this morning about the three alleged ISIS recruits who were busted in a terror plot to 'wage jihad' and kill President Obama.
Napolitano said that he sees two ways of looking at the situation.
"One way, the FBI's way of looking at it is, these guys obviously had a predilection to cause harm, and if unrestrained probably would cause harm and they're off the streets," he said.
"Another way to look at is, nobody was ever in any danger because of them. In their midst with them, working with them, was an undercover FBI agent. So the entire operation of the three of them was under the control of the FBI."
Steve Doocy countered that the FBI should have arrested the men on the spot when they first made threats last year.
"But think of how unsophisticated, unprofessional these guys are, that they would put on a website, on the internet what their plans are," Napolitano pointed out.
"So is this a real serious plot or is this one ginned up by the FBI, so that they can take credit for this kind of an arrest and these people can be stopped?"
He said that a member of the intelligence community suggested that "it might have been better to let these guys go to Syria and let them be monitored by the NSA" to gather more information on the terrorist organization.
Napolitano also slammed Secretary of State John Kerry for the comments he made yesterday stating that "we are actually living in a period of less daily threat to Americans and to people in the world than normally."
"There are none so blind, as those who will not see," Napolitano said. "His statement defies logic, defies the headlines, defies what we know is happening right around us."
Watch his full analysis above.