(National Sentinel)Â Tripped Up:Â Fox News legal analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano said Tuesday that fired FBI Director James Comey could end up harming special counsel Robert Mueller’s ongoing probe with his book tour.
â€œIâ€™m actually surprised that Jim Comey is doing this now while he is still a witness before the grand jury that Bob Mueller summoned and therefore still under the control of Bob Mueller,â€Â NapolitanoÂ said on â€œFox & Friendsâ€ Tuesday.
Napolitano also suggested that Comey could also trip himself up, legally speaking.
â€œHe could very well say something in one of the many dozens of interviews and book signings heâ€™s about to have, which will contradict something he told Mueller. Or contradict something he told to the grand jury,” the former judge said.
â€œWe donâ€™t know if heâ€™s testified already but we do know that heâ€™s had many, many debriefings by Bob Mueller and Bob Muellerâ€™s team, which consists of federal prosecutors and former FBI agents who used to work for him,â€ Napolitano continued.
â€œIf anyone of us had been a witness for Bob Mueller, we would have an agreement with Mueller not to discuss the testimony in public, for fear of some contradiction coming back to bite.â€
Napolitano also said Comey appeared to be motivated by money as well as a desire to harm President Donald J. Trump, but he should be careful not to do himself or Mueller harm in the process.
â€œYou are not subject to a federal prosecutor â€¦ I know you want to sell the book but the more you talk the more youâ€™re going to hurt our case. Thatâ€™s the conversation I expected Bob Mueller and Jim Comey had,â€ he concluded.
â€œI donâ€™t know if they had it. I donâ€™t know if they had it. Itâ€™s an unusual situation that heâ€™s in.â€
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