Sabrina Siddiqui and Ben Jacobs, The Guardian: How Comey became tangled in the US election – and why it led to his downfall
Tasked with overseeing an investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server, the now-fired FBI director earned the chagrin of both parties
FBI director James Comey loomed over the presidential election as a highly contentious figure, an extraordinary predicament as the sitting director of the nation’s top law enforcement agency.
Tasked with overseeing a federal investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server as secretary of state, Comey earned the chagrin of both the left and right.
His decision to use a lengthy press conference to clear Clinton of any criminal activity on 6 July – even as he characterized her behavior as “extremely careless” – was met with scorn by Trump and Republicans running to thwart her White House ambitions.
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Commentaries And Analysis On President Trump Firing FBI Director James Comey
Democrats hate James Comey. But they hate the fact Trump fired him even more. -- Amber Phillips, Washington Post
In Trump’s Firing of James Comey, Echoes of Watergate -- Peter Baker, New York Times
The one thing we know for sure about Comey’s firing -- Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post
The Comey Firing -- Jonah Goldberg, NRO
7 questions about the James Comey firing, answered -- Axios
Read: Trump’s bizarre letter telling FBI Director James Comey he's fired -- German Lopez, VOX
The deputy attorney general laid out why James Comey was fired -- Pamela Engel, Business Insider
The Convenient Dismissal of James Comey -- David Graham, The Atlantic
Trump Fires FBI Director James Comey -- The Atlantic
Trump may have just delivered his most notorious 'you're fired' ever -- Editorial, USA TODAY
Analysis: Trump needed a really good excuse to fire Comey; Comey gave it to him -- Aaron Blake, Chicago Tribune/Washington Post
Why Comey was fired: DOJ rips handling of Clinton case in ouster -- Judson Berger, FOX News
Why Did Trump Fire Comey? The President's Move Comes After The FBI Director's Testimony Last Week -- Emily Shire, Bustle
Six Reasons Why Donald Trump Fired James Comey -- Julia Glum, Newsweek
Timeline: Former FBI Director James Comey’s Fall From Grace -- NBC