Napolitano: 'Too Early' to Say Dems Going Too Far With Trump Investigations
Rep. Nadler issues sweeping document requests.
Judge Andrew Napolitano disagreed with his fellow legal analyst Alan Dershowitz's assertion that Democrats are going "too far" with their Trump investigations.
On the heels of an expanded probe brought by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.), Dershowitz warned Tuesday on "Hannity" that House Democrats could face lawsuits for allegedly abusing their oversight powers.
"The framers didn’t intend for Congress to become another prosecutorial branch, yet another investigative branch, they’re supposed to pass laws. So it seems to me these investigations look like they’re going too far," the Harvard Law professor emeritus said.
Nadler issued requests for information Monday from 81 people or organizations connected to President Trump. Among them: Vice President Mike Pence, Trump’s son Donald Trump Jr. and son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner.
Meantime, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) has vowed to continue the investigation into Trump's Russia connections and finances for as long as necessary.
On "Outnumbered Overtime" Wednesday, Napolitano said he thinks it's too early to come to the conclusion that these Democrat-led investigations are going too far.
He pointed out that Nadler merely issued a preliminary request for information, and many of the individuals and organizations contacted may not have any relevant documents.
Host Harris Faulkner noted that President Trump and some of his associates have reportedly signaled that they will not comply with the request, which Napolitano said could be "dangerous."
"You disregard this document request, a subpoena's gonna come. And you can't disregard a subpoena," he said.
Napolitano said Democrats may be motivated to harm Trump politically, but he believes their primary motivation is to expose to the public what the public has the right to know.
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