Judge Nap on FBI Email Probe: Obama Decided He Needed to 'Save Hillary'
Cheryl Mills, a top aide to Hillary Clinton who also acts as her lawyer, received an immunity deal from the Department of Justice and was also allowed to sit in on the FBI's interview with Clinton.
At a House hearing Wednesday, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) told FBI Director James Comey that he doesn't understand how the FBI could hand out five immunity deals with no prosecutions and also allow Mills, a potential target of the investigation, to sit in on the interview with Clinton.
"That is not the FBI I used to work with," said Gowdy, a former federal prosecutor.
Comey said he hopes Gowdy will, after the "political craziness" is over, look back and reconsider, adding "this is the FBI you know and love" and that the investigation was done "by pros in the right way."
Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano disputed that assertion on Fox & Friends this morning, calling Comey's actions "sad for us to watch."
Napolitano said that a year ago, Comey had an impeccable reputation as the "straightest shooter in a major law enforcement position."
"That reputation he no longer enjoys. There are FBI agents who worked on this case who are so furious at the politically orchestrated outcome," he explained, pointing to an "overwhelming" amount of evidence of wrongdoing by Mrs. Clinton.
The judge said that he believes President Obama played a role in Comey's decision in order to "save Hillary."
"You want my theory? As Donald Trump began to rise in the Republican primaries, Barack Obama decided 'I don't want to be succeeded by him,'" the judge said.
Napolitano said that immunity agreements are usually given out to potential witnesses in advance of a criminal prosecution, which never materialized in this case.
He was asked about the fact that Mills received immunity in the case despite being Clinton's attorney and a potential witness at the same time.
"I've never seen that in my career," he answered, adding that it was a "felony" if Mills had classified information on her laptop.
Watch his full analysis above.