Judge Nap on Manafort's Voided Plea Deal: 'Mueller Is Still on the Hunt'
Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano joined the "Fox & Friends" co-hosts Thursday morning to share his key takeaways after Paul Manafort's plea deal was voided.
A federal judge on Wednesday found that Manafort, President Trump's former campaign chairman, "intentionally" lied to Special Counsel Robert Mueller in response to some inquiries -- a ruling that voids Manafort's plea agreement and exposes him to a harsher sentence.
Manafort has denied intentionally misleading Mueller's team during the approximately 50 hours of interviews with investigators that he participated in following his plea deal, and said he is under stress and physically ill.
Judge Napolitano noted that of five alleged lies, U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson found Manafort guilty of three.
“This tells me, A) he is exposed to more than 20 years in jail. That is so much jail time he might very well be a candidate for a pardon, and the public might accept the pardon," he said. "It also tells me, B) Mueller is still on the hunt."
Watch more from Judge Napolitano above, including his thoughts on House Democrats launching investigations into the Trump administration. And sign up for Fox Nation to see more from the judge on "Liberty File."