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Napolitano: Trump Tower Meeting Bodes Trouble for President

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By    |   Thursday, 01 February 2018 05:16 PM

Special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election has reached a "new tenor" that is not good news for President Donald Trump, according to Judge Andrew Napolitano.

In an interview Thursday on Fox News' "The Daily Briefing," Napolitano pointed to a New York Times report that Mueller is zeroing in on a story put together about a June 2016 meeting between Trump campaign officials and a Russian lawyer at Trump Tower.

According to the report, Mark Corallo, a former spokesman for Trump's legal team, is expected to interview with Mueller's team — and tell them White House communications director Hope Hicks wanted to prevent the release of emails in which Donald Trump Jr. set up the meeting to get dirt on Hillary Clinton.

"If he says that credibly, he's going to paint out a case for a conspiracy to obstruct justice, a conspiracy to hide documents, knowing that the special counsel would be looking for them because they are relevant to the core of what he's looking at: any relationship between the Trump campaign and the Russian government," Napolitano said.

The Times report alleges Hicks said on a conference call last summer emails about the meeting "will never get out," prompting concern from Corallo that she could potentially be contemplating obstructing justice. A lawyer for Hicks has denied the account.

Napolitano said he "can't imagine" Corallo would have spoken directly to the Times about the meeting, but cautioned that the reporting — if accurate — is not a positive development for Trump.

"This is a new tenor to the investigation and not good for the president," Napolitano asserted.

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Special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election has reached a "new tenor" that is not good news for President Donald Trump, according to Judge Andrew Napolitano.
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