Appearing on CNN's "New Day" former federal prosecutor Michael Moore said that White House Chief of Staff John Kelly is stepping down from his job because he sees the "noose tightening" on President Donald Trump due to special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.
Speaking with host Victor Blackwell, Moore -- who served as a U.S. Attorney -- said Kelly knows an endgame when he sees one.
"I'm particularly interested in the whole Nick Ayers transition," Moore began. "President Trump moving him in, there's something else afoot there. You can't read the reports, you can't read about the congressional testimony -- the problems with the testimony -- and not expect that we will see little Don Trump indicted for also giving false testimony, and I think the president and his team knows that's coming down the road.
"So you think there is something more to replacing John Kelly than just the end of, I guess, the line for these two because they're not on speaking terms," Blackwell pressed.
"Yeah, I think Kelly probably knows that the end is near," Moore replied. "We can start to see that the noose is tightening around this. There's no other reason for him to want to leave, and who would not want to leave the madness that goes on in the administration?"
"I think you just take all these things in particular, you take the very idea that there seems to be more information coming down both about the business transactions that Don Trump -- little Don Trump was involved in. The congressional testimony stuff, and we think the president has been getting some inside information from cooperators' lawyers during the investigation. You piece all that stuff together and I think you start to see clear panic with no real endgame for the administration."
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