After Trump's Firing of FBI Director, It's Time for an Independent Investigation Into Russian Ties

President Donald Trump's abrupt firing of the director of the FBI is more than merely troubling. It's destabilizing. The FBI is in the midst of a high-profile investigation into whether members of Trump's campaign or other surrogates broke the law through their contacts with Russia while that nation's agents were actively trying to help Trump win the presidency. James Comey's firing came one day after Trump urged an end to the investigation, calling it a "hoax" and "a taxpayer-funded charade." He began his letter to Comey with a bizarre thank you for Comey's allegedly having assured him "on three occasions" that he was not personally under investigation.   Continue reading...

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