Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday despite the bureau being in the midst of an investigation into the connections between the Trump administration and campaign to Russia.
Put another way, Trump fired the guy in charge of the investigation that some believe will end with his impeachment.
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That’s not normal, though it’s also not unprecedented. Another president fired the person in charge of investigating his administration: Richard Nixon.
Almost immediately after Trump fired Comey, the Nixon comparisons began — particularly around the “Saturday Night Massacre.” That’s the night in which Nixon fired the special prosecutor assigned to investigating what would eventually come to be known as the Watergate Scandal. After the firing, the attorney general and deputy attorney general resigned. Read more…
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