President Trump dropped a bombshell Tuesday with the announcement that he had fired FBI Director James Comey -- just days after Comey testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee about, among other things, the bureau's investigation into Russian meddling in the election that propelled Trump to the presidency.
Federal prosecutors have 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, according to people familiar with the matter. CNN learned of the subpoenas hours before President Donald Trump fired FBI director James Comey.
James Comey was the one man that both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump would likely have wanted to fire during the 2016 campaign. Now that one of them has done it, it may be a decision the President will regret.
The "Saturday Night Massacre" was one of the most dramatic turns of events in the Watergate scandal -- the political drama that rocked the United States in June 1972 and led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon months later.
True to form, Donald Trump put himself first -- this time ahead of the national interest -- as he suddenly fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey on Tuesday. The action evoked memories of Richard Nixon's firing of Watergate prosecutor Archibald Cox, which led to a constitutional crisis and Nixon's eventual resignation.
Many people on Tuesday began likening President Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director Jim Comey to President Richard Nixon's "Saturday Massacre," during which the former president ordered the firing of Watergate special prosecutor Archibald Cox.
Historians may one day remember May 9, 2017 as a fateful day in American history. In firing FBI director James Comey, the 45th President of the United States may well have set in motion a series of events that could lead to more controversy and potentially even his impeachment less than a year after being sworn into sworn into office.
James Comey learned he'd been fired by President Donald Trump like most of the rest of the world did -- by watching the news break on television. He was at a special FBI event in Los Angeles at the time, law enforcement sources said. The source said he made a joke about it to lighten the mood and called his office to get confirmation. Shortly afterward, he boarded a plane from LA back to Washington. Track his flight here.