Trump goes full Watergate and threatens Russia investigation: His Nixonian firing of FBI director James Comey creates a crisis. In Trump’s firing of James Comey, echoes of Watergate. Dylan Matthews on 9 questions about Watergate you were too embarrassed to ask (and more). “An act of presidential imperialism”: Historians of the United States call the FBI director’s firing an extraordinary moment — but not entirely unprecedented. Donald Trump is lying about why he fired James Comey: It’s past time for Republicans to recognize Trump is dangerous. The nightmare scenario: Trump fires Comey, the one man who would stand up to him. Into the abyss: This is a very dark and perilous moment.

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