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‘Roger Stone brought this on himself’: Former federal prosecutor rains on Trump’s pity party for indicted ally

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Former federal prosecutor Elie Honig on Thursday slapped aside President Donald Trump’s complaints about the way the FBI last week treated his longtime ally, Roger Stone.

During a panel discussion led by CNN’s Kate Bolduan, the host noted that Trump this week questioned whether the FBI went too far in its decision to conduct an early-morning raid on Stone’s house last Friday.

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Honig, however, said there was absolutely nothing to question about the FBI’s tactics in this particular case.

“Roger Stone brought this on himself, period,” he said bluntly. “Any time you need to arrest somebody… you have two options as a prosecutor and FBI. You can allow them the courtesy of surrendering at some future time and date, or you can do exactly what was done with Roger Stone. You knock on the door at 6 a.m.”

He then went on to explain that Stone couldn’t have reasonably expected better treatment given the allegations being leveled against him.

“Roger Stone is charged with very strong counts of obstruction, of witness tampering — in the indictment we saw he told the witness, ‘Prepare to die,’ he threatened to kidnap a witness’s dog!” he said. “When you do that kind of thing, you give away the right to that courtesy.”

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‘Worst nightmare for the White House’: CNN reporter says latest impeachment testimony has left GOP scrambling

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CNN reporter Jamie Gangel on Tuesday suggested that Republican lawmakers are attacking the Democrats' impeachment inquiry process because they are increasingly finding they cannot defend President Donald Trump on the substance of his actions.

During an interview with host Brooke Baldwin, Gangel said that the White House is particularly dreading any future testimony provided by former national security adviser John Bolton, who reportedly denounced Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani's shadow campaign to pressure Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden as a "drug deal."

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CNN’s Avlon demolishes Trump’s three biggest Syria lies that are getting the Kurds killed

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On Tuesday, CNN's John Avlon laid into President Donald Trump for his lies about Syria — lies which, he noted, have a terrible human cost.

"War and peace. Life and death," said Avlon. "And that’s the power of the presidency. And that’s what we’re seeing in Syria right now. Where President Trump’s impulsive order to remove U.S. troops after a call with Turkey’s autocrat is causing chaos and slaughter. And it’s given an anticipated victory to four American adversaries, Russia, Iran, the Syrian government and Islamic State."

"Who could have seen this coming? Basically anyone who was paying attention, except, apparently, President Trump," continued Avlon. "And so, faced with the real-time consequences of his actions, he’s defaulting to his comfort zone: A pattern of disinformation."

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CNN panel stunned after Bakari Sellers calls Tulsi Gabbard ‘a puppet for the Russian government’

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Bakari Sellers shocked his fellow CNN panelists on Tuesday when he called Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) a puppet for the Russian government.

During a discussion of Tuesday's upcoming Democratic primary debate, Sellers accused Gabbard of being fundamentally different from all the other candidates on the stage, and he darkly hinted that she has loyalties in places other than the United States.

"There is a chance that Tulsi is not just working for the United States of America, but I digress," he said.

"Wait a minute, what?" a shocked April Ryan asked.

Sellers then went on to elaborate his accusations.

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