Judge Napolitano: Obama Impeachment Now a "Very, Very Valid Argument"
Libertarian pundit and and former New Jersey Superior Court Judge Andrew Napolitano has called for the impeachment of the President over the Taliban prisoner release, stating that he has aided the release of the worst terrorists in the world.
“The president may well have committed a federal crime,” Napolitano said, appearing on Fox News Tuesday.
“The president should be impeached for this,” Napolitano added. “In my view, it’s a very, very valid argument that people are going to start talking about.”
Napolitano also noted that compared to Bill Clinton’s Impeachment over “nonsense,” what Obama has done is “far, far more serious.”
“By giving material assistance to a terrorist organization. He knows — ought to have known — that that’s what these guys will do.” Napolitano added.
Napolitano has a point, which is likely why the disgraced outgoing White House Press Secretary Jay Carney refused to even acknowledge that the Taliban is a terrorist organisation during a press conference.
When asked by CNN Chief Washington Correspondent Joe Johns if the President considers himself above the law, Carney quickly fell back on Obama’s “signing statement”, issued when the law in question was first passed. ”To be clear, the 30-day notice requirement has appeared in NDAA bills and in other legislation in this and prior years, and we have repeatedly noted concerns with this requirement, Carney said.
“In signing statements he has — he, the president, has consistently made clear that the executive branch must have the flexibility to act swiftly in conducting negotiations with foreign countries regarding the circumstances of detainee transfers, if necessary. And that was certainly the case here.”
Napolitano noted in a separate appearance Monday “As if a signing statement, a piece of paper he signs at the time he signs the law into existence changes the law. It doesn’t under our system.”
“This is by far the lesser of the two laws that he violated. He and his team violated the federal statute which makes criminal providing material assistance to a terrorist organization. This includes money, this includes ceramic mugs, this includes maps, this includes professional services, and this includes releasing human assets back to a terrorist organization.” the former judge urged.
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