05/01/2013 05:31 pm ET

Jeffrey Toobin On Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's Friends: 'No One Can Be That Stupid' (VIDEO)

CNN senior legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin weighed in on the criminal complaint filed on Wednesday against three friends of Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Federal prosecutors charged Dias Kadyrbayev, 19, and Azamat Tazbayakov, 19, with alleged conspiracy to obstruct justice by the U.S. Attorney's office in Massachusetts. A third man, Robel Phillipos, 19, was accused of lying to law enforcement officials who questioned him about the bombing.

CNN host Jake Tapper asked Toobin what he would think of the charges if he were a juror. Toobin was clear to point out that the investigation was still in its early stages and said, "I read this complaint, and I think to myself, no one can be that stupid."

He added, "But you know what, we discover all the time that people can be this stupid. This looks like a fifth rate cover up trying to help out their college buddy, and in a way that they would be trying to help him cover up some underage drinking or something extremely minor."



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