President Donald Trump’s unexpected firing of FBI Director James Comey amid the FBI’s investigation into potential ties between the Trump campaign and Russia during last year’s presidential election has thrown the country into what one U.S. senator called a “full-fledged constitutional crisis.” With Trump’s brazen move, the focus must be squarely on holding the president accountable and appointing a special prosecutor to ensure that the Russia investigation continues.
Beyond the Russia investigation, the firing of Comey also undermines the very integrity of America’s democratic system. The president of the United States fired the man in charge of an active investigation into the president’s own campaign. The shock should reverberate and consume us. This is a moment when the fate of American democracy is at stake.The above excerpt was originally published in InsideSources.