The Firing of James Comey: What’s Next?

The Trump administration’s decision to fire FBI Director Comey shows what a perilous condition our country is in.

It took Trump nearly three weeks to fire Michael Flynn after learning that he lied about his contacts with Russian officials.

Comey was fired in a day, without being notified in advance. He learned about it while giving a speech in Los Angeles.

The excuse for firing him was that he was unfair to Hillary Clinton in investigating her emails! The guys at the White House must have had a good laugh when they came up with that whopper. On October 31, Trump praised Comey for his “guts” in reopening the investigation in the closing days of the campaign. He lauded him for doing what is now the rationale for his firing.

Even some Republican Senators were shocked. Senator Richard Burr, chair of the Intelligence Committee, tweeted his concern. Senator Jeff Flake tweeted that he could not make sense of it. Senator Charles Grassley, chair of the Judiciary Committee, commended the decision and the rationale.

Anyone who believes that Trump wanted to avenge Hillary Clinton’s treatment by Comey is hallucinating.

It is widely believed that Trump acted to shut down the FBI investigation of collusion between his campaign and Russia.

It is time for an independent Special Prosecutor.

Here are some good articles on the events.

This one in the New Yorker.

David Frum of The Atlantic.

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