Fox's Napolitano rips Democrats for having John Dean testify: 'It's indefensible'

Fox's Napolitano rips Democrats for having John Dean testify: 'It's indefensible'
© Getty

Fox News senior judicial analyst Andrew NapolitanoAndrew Peter NapolitanoFox's Napolitano warns Trump: 'A felony' to accept foreign help for reelection Fox's Napolitano warns Trump: 'A felony' to accept foreign help for reelection Fox's Napolitano rips Democrats for having John Dean testify: 'It's indefensible' MORE called the decision by Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee to have former Nixon White House counsel John Dean testify "indefensible."

Napolitano added the move would backfire on Democrats, during an interview with Fox Business on Monday morning.

ADVERTISEMENT

Dean is due to testify later Monday as part of a series of hearings on special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerKamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction Kamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction Dem committees win new powers to investigate Trump MORE's Russia investigation, which are intended to further examine President TrumpDonald John TrumpGOP senator introduces bill to hold online platforms liable for political bias Rubio responds to journalist who called it 'strange' to see him at Trump rally Rubio responds to journalist who called it 'strange' to see him at Trump rally MORE's conduct as well as election interference by Moscow.

“To me, it’s indefensible,” Napolitano told the Fox Business hosts.

"I think it’s going to be a negative for the Democrats at the end of the day by the time the Republicans finish interrogating him. And of course, they can interrogate him about anything they want, they can interrogate him about the Nixon years,” he said.

Dean testified for the prosecution during the Watergate scandal, which helped contribute to the factors that led to Nixon's resignation from office. Dean later served jail time for his part in the cover-up.

Napolitano added that Dean's testimony would not be relevant as part of the look into Mueller's report.

“What he’ll say about Mueller and President Trump is nothing but his opinion,” Napolitano said. “I don’t know how relevant that is to a fact finder.”

Dean appeared earlier on CNN, where he is a contributor. He said he will testify that Trump's alleged obstruction of justice is "strikingly like Watergate."

"I'm clearly not a fact witness, but hope I can give them some context and show them how strikingly like Watergate what we're seeing now and as reported in the Mueller report is," Dean said.