CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin called former National Security Advisor John Bolton the "key witness" in the House impeachment inquiry of President Trump. Toobin said Bolton could "blow the case wide open" and perhaps get Republicans to side with impeaching the president.
"I certainly think Bolton is the key, key witness here and could blow the case wide open, even to the point of getting perhaps Republicans to turn on the president," Toobin said Thursday night to CNN host Anderson Cooper.
JEFFREY TOOBIN, CNN LEGAL ANALYST: You know, there is this very interesting parallel between what went on with the money to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal before the end of the campaign. Michael Cohen was the executor of that -- the delivery of that money, and the president or the candidate was insulated. And at least for a time could say, well, Michael Cohen was doing just what he is doing. Here it's Giuliani as the cut-out. The stakes are of course a great deal higher because we're talking about American foreign policy...
TOOBIN: I certainly think Bolton is the key, key witness here and could blow the case wide open, even to the point of getting perhaps Republicans to turn on the president. But the calendar is what Nancy Pelosi wants. She has committed to get this -- not just through the Intelligence Committee, not just through the Judiciary Committee, but through the House of Representatives, impeachment done by the end of the year. Even if that slips to January, let's say, there is absolutely no way a district court plus the Circuit Court of Appeals, to say nothing of the Supreme Court could get a resolution with Bolton done by that point. So they're just going to give up on him.