President Trump dropped a bombshell Tuesday — and the aftershocks could blow back to hurt the commander-in-chief himself.
Trump’s decision to fire FBI director James Comey stunned Washington when it became public late afternoon.
The official reason given for Comey’s firing pertained to his conduct during the bureau’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails.
The case against Comey was set out in a remarkable letter by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who said he “cannot defend” how Comey had treated Clinton.
In the polarized political climate of 2017, there is zero chance that Democrats and other critics of Trump will accept the stated explanation as the real reason for Comey’s removal.