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The firing of James Comey makes sense only if there is something to hide.

After all here is the man whose announcement late in the presidential campaign that he would pursue the Hillary Clinton email scandal endeared him to the Trump ticket who now sees that same man not helping matters by continuing to spearhead a deepening probe into Russian shenanigans.

But where there is smoke there is fire and with his usual deftness and panache, Donald Trump has fired Comey just as things start to get interesting.

That they will find something is likely with the only question how damning it will prove to be and could congress eventually be compelled to push for his resignation or even pursue criminal charges.

Already some Republicans are beginning to distance themselves from the president and even Sean Spicer would rather hide in the bushes than face yet another onslaught of Washington reporters who increasingly smell collusion with a foreign power. Even he must be tired of defending the actions of an irrational leader.

Bernie Sanders is precise and resolute here as he points to the facts we know so far. If only he were the one running the White House today....




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