Fox's Megyn Kelly Asks Whether Indictment Against Center For Medical Progress Is A "Political Hit Job"

Andrew Napolitano: "Absolutely. This Is A Political Hit Job"

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From the January 25 edition of Fox News' The Kelly File.

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MEGYN KELLY: Developing tonight, a Texas grand jury bringing criminal charges, recommending them, against the filmmaker who shot a series of hidden camera videos targeting Planned Parenthood. David Daleiden -- I can never pronounce that, the founder of the Center for Medical Progress was indicted on charges that he tampered with a government record and purchase and sale of human organs, he was the guy making the videos. Another colleague of his was also charged. Planned Parenthood was not charged. Joining me now, Fox News Senior Judicial Analyst, Judge Andrew Napolitano. Now Judge, what does this mean?

JUDGE ANDREW NAPOLITANO: This means that a political prosecutor has injected herself in a very serious issue about whether or not Planned Parenthood was profiting from the abortion of babies by selling body parts. Here's the backstory, the Lt. Governor of Texas, the new Lt. Governor Dan Patrick is a very very serious pro-life advocate, was before he was Lt. Governor and is now. He asked this prosecutor to investigate whether or not these tapes were real. Was Planned Parenthood really offering to sell body parts and did they in fact reference that they had sold body parts?

KELLY: Which they deny.

NAPOLITANO: Which they deny. And anybody that watches these tapes can come to their own conclusion. I submit that if you watch them you will conclude that they did sell body parts and were willing to sell them in the future.

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KELLY: So does this sound like a political hit job? Or what is this?

NAPOLITANO: Absolutely. This is a political hit job.

Related:

Grand Jury Indicts Creators Of Smear Videos, Clears Planned Parenthood Of Wrongdoing

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Gender, Health Care, Reproductive Rights
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Fox News Channel
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Andrew Napolitano, Megyn Kelly
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Planned Parenthood, Center For Medical Progress
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