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Why did Trump really fire Comey? Only a special counsel can tell us.
The president is not the only party in this case with serious conflicts of interest.
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Comey is gone. Now what happens to the FBI?
We are about to learn whether the institution can preserve its professionalism when its political minders have lost theirs.
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Trump’s violations of federalism would make Obama jealous
Luckily, his executive order on “sanctuary cities” is meaningless, besides being unconstitutional.
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These Republicans could set the Comey disaster right
Mitch McConnell says calls for a more vigorous investigation would … impede the investigation?
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Throwing this stance overboard may well leave the party dead in the water.
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Trump has crossed a once-unthinkable red line
The FBI must be free to make decisions without interference from the White House. Without that, everything else fails.
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Mitch McConnell may be making the most important mistake of his career
Even after the firing of the FBI director, the Senate majority leader defends the president.
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Comey’s firing isn’t like the ‘Saturday Night Massacre.’ It’s pretty straightforward.
There are no tapes, no subpoenas for presidential documents, no resignations from the Justice Department.
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