Will the Comey Firing Be Trump’s Undoing?

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FEATURING MARCY WHEELER – Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday, stepping in for his predecessor James Comey. Comey was fired earlier this week by Donald Trump in what has become the most serious political scandal to rock the White House so far. Director Comey had been in the news before his firing when Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton asserted that his improper public statements last October threw the election in favor of Trump.

When Comey publicly confirmed the FBI’s investigation into Russian interference in the US election this March Trump’s opinion of him apparently soured. Could Trump have fired Comey over his investigations of Trump and his colleagues? And will the Comey firing be Trump’s undoing as many are now claiming?

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Marcy Wheeler, independent journalist specializing in civil liberties, privacy, and the “war on terror.” She blogs at emptywheel.net.