Ever since the firing of Andrew Mccabe as Deputy Director of the FBI, the reactions have been predictably partisan. Despite this, one host on Fox News has split from the network's pro-Trump narrative and decided to speak out against the move.

Fox News on McCabe

As the Russian investigation heats up, several side stories have been created, only adding fuel to the fire in the process. Over the weekend, Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired Andrew McCabe as Deputy Director of the FBI, claiming he made "unauthorized disclosure to the news media and lacked candor" and doing so under oath.

McCabe has denied the allegations, and was only days away from retiring and collecting his pension. Donald Trump was thrilled with the news and celebrated with several posts on Twitter, calling McCabe's firing a "great day for Democracy."

While many of the hosts on Fox News took the side of the president, network contributor and part-time host Judge Andrew Napolitano broke from his usual support, agreeing that the firing was "vindictive and reckless." "McCabe is more likely than not to be a witness against the Attorney General’s boss, the President of the United States," Napolitano said.

"I think firing him in that environment could very well be interpreted as an effort to diminish his effectiveness as a witness," Judge Andrew Napolitano went on to say.

"What’s that called? Obstruction of justice," he concluded. Napolitano's remarks came as a surprise as just one week ago he spoke out against Andrew McCabe, referring to him as a "poster boy" for the FBI that has become "politicized" by the Democrats. Though Napolitano has pushed back, most hosts and commentators on Fox News have been in the corner of Trump through thick and thin, including the firing of McCabe.

The most vocal supporters of the commander in chief, Sean Hannity and the hosts on "Fox & Friends," have made sure to stick to the network agenda of backing Trump regardless of the information that comes forward.

Next up

Since Andrew McCabe's firing, Donald Trump has remained busy on social media, sending out several tweets in the process, including a post on Monday morning where he referred to the entire Russian investigation against him as a "witch hunt." In addition, speculation has now increased as to whether or not Trump will make the move to fire Robert Mueller as special counsel to the Russian investigation, a decision that some Republicans, like Sen. Lindsey Graham, have publicly warned against.