Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Commentaries And Analysis On The Firing Of FBI Director James Comey

Jacob Heilbrunn, National Interest: It Was Inevitable That Trump Would Fire James Comey

The FBI director repeatedly ventured into matters above his pay grade.

It was probably inevitable that Donald Trump would fire FBI Director James B. Comey. The surprising thing may be not that Trump terminated him today, but that Trump waited as long as he did. Comey has repeatedly displayed lamentably bad judgment. The question that those outside of Washington may wonder about is whether anyone can shoot straight in this town. Institution after institution has come into disrepute because of bungling by top government officials. Comey’s missteps are not an aberration, but part of a broader pattern in Washington.

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Commentaries And Analysis On The Firing Of FBI Director James Comey

Reaction to Comey sacking: Live -- BBC
James Comey firing was inevitable -- James S. Robbins, USA Today
Trump and Comey Go Down Together -- Eli Lake, Bloomberg
In Firing Comey, Trump Takes His Biggest Gamble Yet -- David Catanese, US News and World Report
Comey had to go: The FBI needs a fresh start -- John Yoo, FOX News
Shock, criticism, comedy greet Trump's firing of Comey -- DW
Why Trump fired FBI director James Comey: key questions answered -- Damien Gayle, The Guardian
FBI chief known for judgment calls is done in by turmoil -- Nancy Benac, AP
Trump's Next Moves After Firing Comey -- Daniel McCarthy, National Interest
Was Russia the Real Reason Trump Fired James Comey? -- David Graham, The Atlantic
Why James Comey had to go -- Michael Goodwin, New York Post
To fire Comey, Trump team waited for Rosenstein -- Byron York, Washington Examiner
Donald Trump's sacking of FBI director James Comey 'an abuse of power', former Bush adviser warns -- ABC News Online
'Terrifying, Nixonian': Comey's firing takes democracy to dark new territory -- Julian Borger, The Guardian
Trump pulls from Nixon's playbook -- Todd S. Purdum, Politico
Did President Trump fire James Comey as part of a cover-up? -- Anthony Zurcher, BBC
Comey should have been fired, just not now -- Laura Coates, CNN
‘Work for WikiLeaks’: Assange offers Comey job as Snowden condemns White House -- RT
Why was James Comey so controversial? -- Al Jazeera
With FBI director James Comey out, here's what happens next -- CBC News

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