Today, on May 9th, 2017, James Comey, FBI director, was fired from his position by President Donald Trump. Why is this significant? Just hours earlier, Federal Prosecutors issued "Grand jury subpoenas to associates of former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn seeking business records, as part of the ongoing probe of Russian meddling in last year's election" (1).
A subpoena can be simply defined as a court order to testify. It would be illegal to not show up in court if you have a subpoena. Chew on that for a minute. I'm not here to tell you my opinion on whether or not Russia meddled in the election, however, this is indicative of something serious, especially when you consider the subpoenas and the ongoing investigation. The firing of an FBI director has only happened one other time in history.
James Comey is a good man, who doesn't deserve to be fired. As a lawyer, he has been appointed to positions by both Democrats and Republicans. Even Senate Republican John McCain said he was "disappointed" by the decision to fire Comey.
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1: Perez, Evan, Shimon Prokupecz, and Pamela Brown. "CNN Exclusive: Grand Jury Subpoenas Issued in FBI's Russia Investigation." CNN. Cable News Network, 09 May 2017. Web. 09 May 2017.
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