Fox News legal analyst Andrew Napolitano said Wednesday that special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerAn unquestioning press promotes Rep. Adam Schiff's book based on Russia fiction Senate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG MORE’s report “undoubtedly” has “some” evidence of collusion and obstruction of justice.
In an appearance on Fox Business Network with Neil Cavuto on Wednesday, Napolitano said there is likely some evidence of coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia but not enough to bring forth charges.
“In the 700-page summary of the 2 million pages of raw evidence, there is undoubtedly some evidence of a conspiracy and some evidence of obstruction of justice,” he said. “Just not enough evidence.”
“So once the 700 pages comes out — and this is my criticism of the attorney general; he shouldn’t have even tipped his hands on this — but once the 700 pages comes out, the Democrats and other Trump opponents will have a field day with what is in there,” he continued. “If there were no evidence of conspiracy and no evidence of obstruction, the attorney general would have told us so. He didn’t.”
Napolitano's comments came days after Mueller submitted his investigation's findings to Attorney General William BarrBill BarrThe Hill's Morning Report - US warns Kremlin, weighs more troops to Europe Jan. 6 committee chair says panel spoke to William Barr William Barr's memoir set for release in early March MORE.
Barr released a four-page memo on Mueller's conclusions to Congress on Sunday, stating that the special counsel did not find sufficient evidence to prove coordination between President TrumpDonald TrumpFormer New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver dead at 77 Biden, Democrats losing ground with independent and suburban voters: poll Bipartisan Senate group discusses changes to election law MORE and Russia during the 2016 election.
Barr also wrote that Mueller's report stated that "while this report does not conclude that the president committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him" with regard to obstruction of justice.
Napolitano said it is likely Mueller was not able to gather enough evidence to prove wrongdoing against Trump.
"The evidence is equivocal. So there is evidence of obstruction. There is evidence of no obstruction. They are equivocal. We are going to let the boss decide them. The boss Bill Barr decided we are not prosecuting him," he said.
Napolitano added that the fallout from Mueller's report could continue to loom over Trump’s administration.