Last week President Trump terminated FBI Director, James Comey, to obstruct an investigation into his own campaign. Corey’s firing has been controversial, with some comparing it to President Nixon’s Watergate Scandal prosecutor Archibald Cox back in 1973. Comey had been under public and political pressure resulting from both the FBI’s role in the Hillary Clinton email controversy, as well as FBI’s investigation of alleged Russian interference in the 2016 US elections, including possible collusion with the 2016 Donald Trump campaign.
“For the president to tell the FBI to end a potential criminal investigation, that’s obstruction of justice,” said Erwin Chereminsky, a constitutional law professor and dean of University of California, Irvine School of Law.
Since being president, several reports state that President Trump shared highly classified information with Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov and the Russian ambassador to the US Sergei Kislyak in a meeting at the white house last week Any country that shares intelligence with American officials “could decide it can’t trust the United States with information, or worse, that it can’t trust the president of the United States with information,” said Representative Adam B. Schiff of California, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee.
Strong claims about a crooked President of the United States is what caused President Nixon to resign following Watergate. This is an award time for the Trump administration as Trump led his campaign largely based on Hilary’s mishandling of classified information–clearly ironic. Is a public impeachment on the horizon?