Fox’s Napolitano walks back claim that Trump Jr. thinks he’ll be indicted by Mueller

Fox News legal analyst Andrew Napolitano on Thursday walked back a previous statement in which he said Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpNadler: I don't understand why Mueller didn't charge Donald Trump Jr., others in Trump Tower meeting Impeachment? Not so fast without missing element of criminal intent House Dem calls on lawmakers to 'insulate' election process following Mueller report MORE expects to be indicted by special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE

"You know I did say that, and I basically was repeating what had already been out there," Napolitano said on "Fox & Friends." "I since have heard from [him], and he says he never said it. And it was an inaccurate statement."

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"I take him at his word," he added. 

The comment comes just a day after Napolitano said on the Sirius XM radio show of ABC News chief legal analyst Dan Abrams that Trump Jr. told friends that he expect to be indicted in the special counsel's probe into 2016 election inference and any possible coordination with the Trump campaign. 

“I don’t know who, but I do know that Donald Jr. has told friends he expects to be indicted," Napolitano said Wednesday of President TrumpDonald John TrumpThorny part of obstruction of justice is proving intent, that's a job for Congress Obama condemns attacks in Sri Lanka as 'an attack on humanity' Schiff rips Conway's 'display of alternative facts' on Russian election interference MORE's son. 

“Do you expect he’d be indicted?” Abrams then asked. 

“Yes,” Napolitano replied. 

Mueller's investigation into Moscow's meddling has gained increasing attention in recent weeks. Last Thursday, President Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, pleaded guilty to one count of making false statements to Congress about his contacts with Russians during the 2016 presidential campaign. 

He agreed to cooperate with Mueller's investigation as part of the deal.

On Monday, Mueller's office released court documents asking that former national security adviser Michael Flynn receive no prison time due to his substantial assistance in the special counsel's probe. 

Napalitano said on Wednesday that Trump should be "extremely uncomfortable about this."

Yahoo News reported last month that Mueller was investigating both Trump Jr. and Ivanka TrumpIvana (Ivanka) Marie TrumpA Trump visit to Africa is important — and carries some urgency On The Money: Cain 'very committed' to Fed bid despite opposition | Pelosi warns no US-UK trade deal if Brexit harms Irish peace | Ivanka Trump says she turned down World Bank job Ivanka Trump says she turned down World Bank job MORE's role in seeking to build a Trump Tower skyscraper in Moscow before their father elected to run for president. Cohen had told lawmakers under oath that talks around the deal were scrapped in January of 2016, but he now says they continued well into the presidential campaign.

Democratic lawmakers on the House Intelligence Committee are also planning to send Mueller transcripts of testimony from people such as Trump Jr. when they take a majority in the lower chamber, according to Reuters.

The lawmakers reportedly want Mueller to review their past testimony before the panel for possible falsehoods.