'Dealing With a Madman': Judge Nap Evaluates Legal Implications of Suspicious Packages
Judge Andrew Napolitano assessed the legal implications of the packages containing suspected explosive devices that were sent to prominent Democratic political figures on Wednesday.
Packages addressed to former President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Rep. Maxine Waters, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and former CIA director John Brennan were intercepted, putting law enforcement on high alert and prompting evacuations and sweeps of facilities across the country.
The safety of the American People is my highest priority. I have just concluded a briefing with the FBI, Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security, and the U.S. Secret Service... pic.twitter.com/nEUBcq4NOh
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 24, 2018
Napolitano said on Your World that there are a "variety of crimes" in play, and that the penalties for whomever is behind the packages are dependent on the facts.
"A lot of this will rise or fall on the facts," the Fox News senior judicial analyst said.
Napolitano said that if the intention for a device sent out was to explode, the penalty would be life in prison.
"This is obviously a person heedless of the likely punishment who thinks that he or she can change the politics of the country," he said.
We condemn the attempted attacks against fmr Pres Obama, the Clintons, @CNN & others. These cowardly actions are despicable & have no place in this Country. Grateful for swift response of @SecretService, @FBI & local law enforcement. Those responsible will be brought to justice.
— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) October 24, 2018
He noted that all of the targets of the suspicious packages are political figures, and that the person responsible isn't rational.
"You're dealing with a madman."
Thank you to the @SecretService and all law enforcement agencies who responded to this week's incidents. They work tirelessly to keep our country and communities safe. I am forever grateful for their efforts.
— Bill Clinton (@BillClinton) October 24, 2018
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