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‘Explosive’ 2019 predicted by ex-federal prosecutor on CNN — and these three Trump associates are in most legal peril

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Former federal prosecutor Elie Honig went on CNN Friday to predict major fireworks from special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe in the coming months — and then laid out which Trump associates were in the most danger of being indicted.

“2019 is going to be an explosive year,” he said. “I think it’s going to make 2018 look like a brisk warm up.”

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Honig then analyzed the most likely indictments of Trump associates who may have conspired with Russian agents to interfere in the 2016 presidential election.

“I would start with Roger Stone and Jerome Corsi,” he said. “Both of them have said publicly they expect to be indicted, and I think they might be right. Both of them were conduits between WikiLeaks and, to some extent, the Trump campaign, so I think they could both be in trouble for that and for lying about that.”

Honig also predicted Donald Trump Jr. could soon be in legal hot water.

“Donald Trump Jr. needs to be a little bit worried on a couple bases,” he said. “When Michael Cohen pled guilty a few weeks ago to making the hush-money payments, the campaign finance violations, the papers referenced ‘Executive-1’ and ‘Executive-2’ within the Trump Organization. Either of those are Donald Trump Jr. He also has potential exposure to lying to Congress about the Moscow project.”

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Rick Santorum: ‘I have no problem’ with John Bolton testifying after ‘this impeachment thing’ is over

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Conservative CNN contributor Rick Santorum asserted on Tuesday that former National Security Adviser John Bolton should wait until after President Donald Trump's impeachment trial ends to reveal what he knows about the president's scheme in Ukraine.

"The only thing I would question is sort of the timing of submitting the book for review," Santorum said during an appearance on CNN. "I mean, you're doing it at a time -- knowing the history of what goes on in this White House, that leaks are prevalent -- to submit this manuscript at this time, I think was bad judgement."

"I have no problem with John Bolton writing a book," he continued. "This is someone who deeply believes in his worldview and what is best for America and I think he felt compelled to write something about the state of foreign policy in America and where our country is going."

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‘The president’s lying — that should matter!’ CNN’s Berman unloads on GOP for blowing off Bolton revelations

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CNN's John Berman on Tuesday expressed frustration at the idea that Republican senators could still vote to acquit President Donald Trump even after leaked excerpts of former national security adviser John Bolton's book further implicated the president.

During a panel discussion about Bolton's book, which reportedly alleges that Trump directly linked releasing military aid to Ukraine with investigations into former Vice President Joe Biden, New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman warned that the book may not be the big game changer that many have been hoping to see.

"I'm somewhat more skeptical that this is going to necessarily lead to witnesses," she said. "It might. I just think that we really don't know, and I think the desire for Republicans to have this wrapped up fairly quickly remains strong."

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GOP’s Joni Ernst may have inadvertently boosted Joe Biden in Iowa: ex-White House official

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On CNN's "New Day," regular contributor and former White House Press Secretary Joe Lockhart almost rolled his eyes at a clip of Iowa Republican Sen. Joni Ernst rushing to the cameras to gush about attacks on Joe Biden, saying she may have ended up helping the former vice president in her own state.

Speaking with hosts John Berman and Alisyn Camerota after watching the clip of the Iowa Republican blurting, "The Iowa caucuses are this next Monday evening, and I'm really interested to see how this discussion today informs and influences the Iowa caucus voters, those Democratic goers. Will they be supporting VP Biden at this point?" Lockhart seemed in disbelief that she may have handed Biden a boost.

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