Conservative Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin said Thursday that former FBI Director James Comey's testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee was a "devastating" blow to President Donald Trump and could spell the beginning of the end of his administration.
Rubin -- who appeared on "Hardball" alongside GOP strategist John Brabender -- said, "It's obvious he doesn't know what he's doing," with regard to Trump's decision to hire his personal "fixer" attorney Marc Kasowitz to represent him during this investigation, which Rubin called a great way to not "look innocent."
"Actually I thought it was a devastating day for the president," Rubin said. "What [Comey] painted was not any one incident but a portrait of the way this guy operates, which no one on the Republican side is going to defend."
She continued, "Now the question is just whether this was highly inappropriate, whether this was impeachable or whether this is grounds for a criminal prosecution."
By comparison to Comey, she said, Tump "comes across like a sleazy guy trying to lean on Jimmy Stewart -- the director of the FBI."
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