Fox News Senior Judicial Analyst Andrew Napolitano discussed the “dark side of law enforcement” in America in an interview this week with Harris Faulkner at Fox News regarding the Russiagate investigation and the related prosecutions of several people.
When asked about Russiagate investigation target Jerome Corsi filing on Monday a complaint alleging prosecutorial misconduct by Russiagate Special Counsel Robert Mueller and members of Mueller’s prosecutorial staff, Napolitano, who is a Ron Paul Institute Advisory Board member and a former New Jersey state judge, explains that much of the conduct about which Corsi complains is common in prosecutions. Napolitano comments that “almost everything that [Corsi] has accused the prosecutors of doing is standard operating procedure for prosecutors.” Napolitano continues:
This is, as you and I have discussed off-air, the dark side of law enforcement. It is not neat, and it is not pretty. Prosecutors can coerce. They can threaten. They can lie. They can deceive. They can do anything short of actually committing a crime in order to extract evidence from a witness or in order to flip the witness to their side. And that’s apparently what they’ve tried to do with Jerry Corsi.
Concerns about such practices by prosecutors and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), has been part of the reasoning behind Napolitano’s repeated cautioning that President Donald Trump should not talk with Russiagate investigators. To not talk is also likely wise advice for other individuals confronted by this investigation, as well as individuals subjected to questioning by local police or prosecutors in various other types of investigations. Law enforcement officials often do not play fair. People who do not exercise their right to remain silent are taking a big risk, even if they have done nothing illegal.
Watch Napolitano’s complete interview here:
Reprinted with permission from the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity.