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Dem lawmaker predicts Trump Jr., Kushner will be indicted by Mueller

Rep. Steve CohenStephen (Steve) Ira CohenLobbying world Buttigieg charms Washington with his accessibility Chris Christie joins board of New York Mets MORE (D-Tenn.) predicted during a CNN interview on Monday that Donald Trump Jr.Don TrumpTrump Jr. shares edited video showing father knocking Biden down with golf ball Trump: 'I can't imagine' any Republican would beat me in 2024 primary if I run Trump Jr.: There are 'plenty' of GOP incumbents who should be challenged MORE and Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerTrump in talks to partner with apps to create social media network: report Colin Kahl's nomination will be a disaster for Israel and the region The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - What's happening on the US border MORE will both be indicted by special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerWhy a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel CNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump MORE.

Cohen offered no evidence for his assertion, which appeared to take CNN host Wolf Blitzer off guard. But he said he believed investigators were getting closer to knowing the truth of whether there are links between hacks of Democrats by Russia, and the Trump campaign.  

“I think they’re getting closer to knowing that the truth is going to come out that there was activities with the Trump campaign and Russia in releasing those hacks and guiding them to the states and the localities where they came from,” Cohen said.

“Some of that was Jared Kushner’s responsibilities, some of it was Donald [Trump] Jr. I think you’re probably going to see indictments of both of those people.”

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When Blitzer pressed Cohen on why he thought the two men would be indicted, he said: "Well I think they were probably the people in connection with the Russians and conspiracy to affect the elections."

"Time will show whether I’m correct or not," he added. "I believe I am correct. If it walks like a duck, if it swims like a duck, if it quacks like a duck, it’s a duck. And you can see where it’s going.”

Cohen has a history of making bold claims that he has later taken back. Earlier this month, he apologized for saying that FBI agent Peter Strzok deserved a Purple Heart for enduring a congressional hearing where he was ripped by Republicans over texts that they feel betrayed an anti-Trump bias.