Fox News's Napolitano: Trump can't survive 'another week like the last one'

Fox News senior judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano said that President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump's top adviser on Asia to serve as deputy national security adviser United Auto Workers strike against GM poised to head into eighth day Trump doubles down on call to investigate Biden after whistleblower complaint: 'That's the real story' MORE can’t survive “another week like the last one” after the tumultuous hearing of his former personal attorney Michael CohenMichael Dean CohenMichael Cohen denies Omarosa advising him in prison Trump sues to block NY prosecutors' subpoena for his tax returns Senior HUD official reprimanded for making political statements on the job MORE.

Napolitano wrote in a Washington Times opinion piece on Wednesday that the president’s “serious and powerful tormentors” cannot be beaten by “mockery alone.”

“He needs to do more than demean them with acerbic tweets, because many of those tormentors can legally cause him real harm. He needs to address these issues soberly, directly and maturely,” the former judge wrote.

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Napolitano said it had been a bad week for Trump because of the unsuccessful summit in Vietnam with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in addition to the Cohen hearing.

On North Korea, he said Trump was wrong to think he could force a deal through personality alone. 

Napolitano also pointed to reporting by The New York Times this week that the president authorized top-secret security clearance for his son-in-law and top adviser Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerTrump officials mull plan to divert billions more to border wall: report California trip shows Trump doesn't always hate the media Trump's 'soldier of fortune' foreign policy MORE

Top House Democrats have accused the president of “nepotism” and said their committees would examine the security clearance procedure. Trump has denied the allegation.

Napolitano said Trump did nothing illegal if he authorized the clearance, but still argued it was not a good idea.

“It was lawful for the president to do this, but it was extremely dangerous and profoundly unwise,” the Fox News analyst wrote.

"It undermined the intelligence and law enforcement communities, demeaned those who obtained such clearances by hard work and merit, and has exposed the nation’s most carefully guarded secrets to a person who American intelligence believes is naive and susceptible to foreign inducements to reveal what he knows.”