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Juliette Kayyem Predicts Trump's Downfall


May 15, 2017

By Molly Boigon

James Comey’s ouster from the FBI has left the country and the world feeling aftershocks.

The former FBI director was entrenched in an investigation into the Trump administration’s ties to Russia, and his firing was recommended by Attorney General Jeff Sessions who had recused himself from matters related to that investigation.

National security expert Juliette Kayyem joined BPR to explain the implications of Comey’s removal.

Kayyem focused on two related aspects of Comey’s firing: his impending testimony, and her predictions of Trump’s eventual impeachment.

“I don’t even get this holding on to Trump anymore; You’re going to get Pence at the end of this,” she said. “But Pence probably has more respect for institutions.”

Kayyem said she’s still not sure of the extent of the Trump administration’s relationship to Russia, but the past 48 hours have made her suspicious.

“I’m not at collusion yet. I’m getting closer because of their behavior,” she said. “Do people who are very unlucky because they have all these coincidences, do they behave this way? The answer is no.”

Kayyem also said “there’s no question” about the fact that Comey will eventually testify, and when he does, he’ll be able to comment on procedural matters, like whether or not he requested more money and resources before he was forced out of the bureau.

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