It’s happened only one time before in US history, a US President firing a man investigating the US President…
The Saturday Night Massacre is the term used by political commentators to refer to U.S. President Richard Nixon’s dismissal of independent special prosecutor Archibald Cox, and as a result the resignations of Attorney General Elliot Richardson and Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus on October 20, 1973, during the Watergate scandal.
Today’s Breaking News event from various news sources…
…Check your preferred news sources for more Breaking News updates about this ongoing event.
My Opinion: President Trump is behaving like someone who is guilty of a crime, and is engaging in abuse of power to try to cover it up. Therefore, I believe it likely there has been a significant relationship between Trump and Russia, which could eventually be revealed – and that revelation will result in Trump being impeached and possibly further prosecuted. As for Comey, his behavior has been nearly as bizarre as Trump’s behavior. Trump’s reasons for firing Comey are absurd and amount to hypocrisy. Now it’s not a question of if but when there will be a Special Prosecutor called for by both political parties.
From The Hill today…
- The leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee have sent a request to the Treasury Department’s financial crimes unit for any information on President Trump and his top aides, CNN reported Tuesday.
- “We’ve made a request, to FinCEN in the Treasury Department, to make sure, not just for example vis-a-vis the president, but just overall our effort to try to follow the intel no matter where it leads,” Sen. Mark Warner (Va.), the panel’s top Democrat, told CNN.
- “You get materials that show if there have been, what level of financial ties between, I mean some of the stuff, some of the Trump-related officials, Trump campaign-related officials and other officials and where those dollars flow — not necessarily from Russia.”
Special Report and Editorial Article by Jim Lantern in Norman Oklahoma
6:30pm CT Tuesday – 9 May 2017
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