Wednesday, May 10, 2017

In Firing FBI Director James Comey, Donald Trump Takes His Biggest Gamble Yet

By US News, May 09, 2017

President Donald Trump's stunning axing of FBI Director James Comey might just be his most audacious political act yet.

He had to know it would expose him to charges of a cover-up, to accusations that he fired Comey to rid himself of the person leading the investigation into whether his 2016 campaign colluded with Russia. He had to anticipate the amplified calls for an independent prosecutor as a result of the firing, and perhaps even the comparisons to President Richard Nixon's "Saturday Night Massacre." He must've weighed that the story could envelop his presidency for weeks, if not longer, potentially crippling momentum for his domestic legislative agenda and his overseas ambitions.

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