Was It an Act of Contrition or Some Awful Premonition?
On October 20, 1973, then-president Richard Nixon fired Archibald Cox, the special prosecutor looking into the Watergate scandal. On September 11, 2001, then-president George Bush met with his cabinet where his vice president insisted that the government use the attacks to justify an invasion of Iraq. Today, May 9, 2017, the current president fired James Comey, the director of the FBI, days after the public learned that grand juries were being convened regarding the Russian Hacking scandal. The president must have cause to fire the director of the FBI, and so the cause the White House used was some flaccid revelation that Comey’s statements aboutRead More →