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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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Sitting on the panel with host Wolf Blitzer and CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin, Naftali began, "Impeachment is the last best defense against those who would abuse their power. In our history, four times the Congress has turned to that tool to deal with a president that for one reason or another they felt was a challenge to the constitutional order."

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He had four specific talking points that were disingenuous and outright false.

1. Jordan: "There was no quid pro quo in the transcript"

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"If you read the summary of the transcript it clearly shows that after a discussion of U.S. military support for Ukraine, President Trump said the relationship is not 'reciprocal' and he asks Zelensky for 'a favor,'" Tapper said. "The favor? To investigate a conspiracy theory into the 2016 election and later in the call he says, 'one other thing,' he wants Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter."

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