On Monday, when a Texas grand jury indicted David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt of the Center for Medical Progress, the pair involved in the undercover sting videos showing Planned Parenthood officials talking about unborn children and the procedure which kills them that rocked the country last year, millions of people all over the fruited plain smelled a rat. Daleiden and Merritt were on a mission to expose Planned Parenthood’s scheme in southern Texas, California, and Colorado of providing “donated” organs and cadavers of newly aborted babies for a handling fee. They weren’t actually trafficking the tissue. But, that is what Daleiden was indicted for. In addition the pair were indicted on one charge of tampering with a government document.
As it happens, we were not the only ones to call foul on the fishy indictments. Fox News’ Judge Andrew Napolitano, a man who used to sit on the federal bench, called the indictment a “political hit job” in no uncertain terms.
The prosecutor, Napolitano explained, was asked to investigate the videos and whether or not they “were real.” But instead, she presented the case to the grand jury “not charging Planned Parenthood with selling body parts, but charging the journalists who were testing Planned Parenthood with participating in an actual conspiracy to sell body parts,” said Napolitano, who believed charging the filmmakers made no sense.
“These are what we call ‘crimes of intent,’” he said. “You have to intend to commit the crime. You can’t just utter the words.”
“Absolutely this is a political hit job,” he added.
Here he is with Megyn Kelly of The Kelly File explaining:
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Anyone who has watched the videos themselves that the Center for Medical Progress produced and made publicly available knows darn well and good that the intent to sell human organs was not done on the CMP side. They posed as the buyer. Besides, their intent was to expose the intent of a few Planned Parenthood affiliates’ offering of aborted children at a slight handling fee…with a complete fee schedule for the parts desired by researchers. As Judge Nap put it, the prosecutor in Texas turned the tables and indicted the proverbial ham sandwich.