Obama Russia failure related to data overload: Judge Napolitano

Questions over why President Barack Obama did nothing to prevent Russian meddling in the 2016 election comes down to information overload, Judge Andrew Napolitano told FOX Business’ Ashley Webster on “Varney & Co.”

“Spy on everybody, you get too much information to sift through,” Napolitano said.

In a Twitter post Tuesday, President Donald Trump suggested that Obama should take most of the blame for any Russia meddling. Yet Napolitano said it would have been in the best interest of the Obama administration to speak up in order to get Hillary Clinton elected.

“One would think you would have found this, and done something about it,” Napolitano said.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller and the grand jury’s investigation led to the indictment of 13 Russian nationals, but Judge Napolitano said they will never come to the U.S. for a trial.

“Why do you indict someone you’re never going to try?” he said. “To smoke out somebody that you can try. To smoke out any American collaborator.”