Here you will find a UK page on the firing of FBI Director James Comey. By, of course, POTUS Donald Trump.
I will content myself with a few observations. You can read the article by clicking the above hotlink.
Insiders think Comey was fired because he was closing in on Trump and Trump associates with connections to Russia.
Trump said Comey was fired because he messed up the handling of Hilary Clinton’s private eMail server. I won’t bother doing the search, but you can check out this claim: at the time, Trump praised Comey for damaging Hilary.
Comey asked for more resources, and went from weekly to daily updates.
Some commentators and newspapers, including The New York Times, have suggested the President disposed of Mr Comey in a frantic bid to prevent his own impeachment.
That is a quote.
The Pledge of Allegiance has had several small tweaks, as you can find in Wikipedia. Here is one version:
I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
Unfortunately, when I say it in my head, I hear the ending as:
libertine justice, for all?
For American readers: are you feeling a growing sense of unease here?
For Trump supporters, is there any conceivable evidence that would shake your undying support for your current President?
For readers (not many, eh?) in other countries, does the current ‘stability’ of the USA let you sleep soundly?
What does it mean when a President fires the head of an agency investigating: questions about his associates, his election (was it manipulated by the Russians), and his former National Security Advisor?
Comey went gentle into that good night. Here’s a final quote:
Mr Comey has not given any interviews since his dismissal, but said in a farewell letter to his colleagues at the FBI: “I have long believed that a president can fire an FBI director for any reason, or for no reason at all. I’m not going to spend any time on the decision or the way it was executed. I hope you won’t either. It is done.”
A final dumb question: do you think Comey is going to be silent forever?