Fox News senior judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano said early Tuesday that the 2016 meeting in Trump Tower that President TrumpDonald John TrumpGillibrand urges opposition to Kavanaugh: Fight for abortion rights 'is now or never' Trump claims tariffs on foreign nations will rescue US steel industry: report Bannon announces pro-Trump movie, operation team ahead of midterms: report MORE confirmed was meant to gather information on then-Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonGillibrand urges opposition to Kavanaugh: Fight for abortion rights 'is now or never' Bannon announces pro-Trump movie, operation team ahead of midterms: report Fox News host hits Giuliani: Dossier isn't why Mueller probe was started MORE could amount to a crime of conspiracy.

During an appearance on “Fox & Friends,” host Steve Doocy asked the former judge whether it is against the law for a person who works in politics to “try and dig up dirt on your opponent?" 

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“No of course not, and everybody does it, and to that extent, the president’s correct,” Napolitano said. 

But the analyst added that there are “federal statutes that prohibit receiving something of value from a foreign national, foreign entity or foreign government." 

“So was the purpose of this meeting to receive something of value? That’s something Bob Mueller’s going to have to look at,” Napolitano continued, referring to the special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, including whether the Trump campaign colluded with Moscow.

“Is there a crime here or conspiracy?” co-host Ainsley Earhardt asked Napolitano.

“I don’t know the answer to that. But unfortunately, a lot of these statutes are written to make it easier for the government to convict,” Napolitano said in response.

“So if there was an agreement to receive dirt on Hillary from the Russians, even if the dirt never came, if those who agreed, at least one of them, took some step in furtherance of the agreement, then there is the potential crime for conspiracy,” Napolitano added.

Napolitano's comments come just days after the president confirmed June 2016 meeting in Trump Tower between campaign officials including his eldest son, Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpSan Francisco ethics official sues Secret Service over Trump Jr. trip to India Spicer slams Omarosa on WH recordings: 'She will do anything to further her own being' White House staff offered discounts at Trump's NJ golf club: report MORE, and a Russian lawyer was meant to gather information on Clinton.

"This was a meeting to get information on an opponent, totally legal and done all the time in politics — and it went nowhere. I did not know about it!" Trump said in a tweet over the weekend. 

The meeting is receiving renewed attention after Trump’s former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, reportedly said the president was aware of the meeting before it took place, though Trump has repeatedly denied knowing about the meeting.