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Former federal prosecutor: If Trump isn’t already the subject of a criminal investigation, he ‘imminently will be’

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It’s only a matter of time before Donald Trump becomes a target of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, according to New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza.

Lizza spoke with Julie O’Sullivan—who served as a prosecutor on the team that investigated Bill and Hillary Clinton in the Whitewater scandal—said fired FBI Directory James Comeys’ testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee last week “would be enough to get an indictment” by a grand jury.

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According to Sullivan, Trump’s attempt to quash the FBI investigation into former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn shows the president is orchestrating a cover-up.

“For a prosecutor, this attempt to hide the conversation, all antenna are going up,” O’Sullivan told Lizza. “That tells you that he has a consciousness that what he’s about to do is wrong. It’s like having a bonfire with documents in the back yard. It’s wonderful. Seriously, this is the best thing ever for a prosecutor.”

A former federal prosecutor from Barack Obama’s administration likewise said it’s likely Mueller will look into Trump’s attempt to stop the FBI investigation, pointing to the president’s own admission that it guided his decision to fire Comey.

“There is no doubt in my mind that Mueller will investigate that,” the former federal prosecutor said. “Trump claims total vindication, and the thing that he was claiming vindication about was that he was not the target of a criminal investigation. But now he is—or imminently will be.”

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Viewers baffled as GOP counsel appears to push anti-Trump talking points during Yovanovich cross-examination

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House Republican impeachment inquiry attorney Steve Castor on Friday baffled viewers with a line of questioning that appeared to be beneficial to House Democrats' case for impeaching President Donald Trump.

Among other things, Castor referred to ambassador Bill Taylor as a man of integrity and also didn't challenge former ambassador Marie Yovanovich's story that she had been the subject of a smear campaign launched by Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani.

In fact, Castor's line of questioning was so friendly to House Democrats, that some Twitter users joked that he was a "deep state plant" who's secretly helping to impeach the president.

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CNN legal analysts rip apart Jim Jordan’s ‘nonsensical’ defense of Trump witness intimidation

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CNN legal analyst Elie Honig blasted Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) for arguing that President Donald Trump hadn't engaged in witness intimidation by tweeting attacks on a former ambassador as she testified against him in the impeachment inquiry.

Jordan argued the tweet can't be witness intimidation because Marie Yovanovitch wouldn't have known about the attack if Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) hadn't read it to her, but Honig said the GOP lawmaker's claim was ridiculous.

"His point is nonsensical," Honig said. "Of course, she was going to find out about a tweet that went out to 60 million people-plus. The law covers any way you look regarding timing."

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Marie Yovanovitch made a ‘mockery’ of Trump’s dismissal of the ‘deep state’ with her testimony: CNN’s David Gregory

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CNN contributor David Gregory used his time during a panel segment on the impeachment testimony of Marie Yovanovitch to hammer President Donald Trump for attacking the diplomat on Twitter as she spoke -- then said she had made a "mockery" of his [Trump's] dismissal of the "deep state."

According to Gregory, viewers might think he was naive to believe the president would not get personal and go after Yovanovitch, but that he was honestly stunned.

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