Judge Andrew Napolitano joined Bill Hemmer on “America’s Newsroom” today to weigh in on the latest in the Hillary Clinton email scandal, including Mike Pence’s accusation that the Democratic nominee engaged in the same kind of conduct that led to Richard Nixon’s resignation.
Judge Napolitano agreed with the Republican VP nominee, pointing out that Clinton deleted 18,000 emails, while Nixon only deleted 18 and a half minutes of tape in the Watergate scandal.
“If you’re talking about the seriousness of the information destroyed and the amount of information destroyed, what happened at the hands of people working for or at the direction of Mrs. Clinton was far worse than an 18-and-a-half-minute gap on President Nixon’s internal office recording equipment,” Judge Napolitano said.
He added that Clinton could have been found guilty of two charges related to her emails: failure to secure state secrets and obstructing justice by deleting tens of thousands of emails, despite preservation orders and a congressional subpoena.
Judge Napolitano said that the FBI declined to recommend charges for Clinton – despite “overwhelming” evidence – because the agency was restrained by “somebody in the White House.”
“At the outset of the investigation, a decision was made by someone, somewhere that it would end up exonerating Mrs. Clinton.”