President Donald Trump had fired the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, James Comey on May 9, which according to the White House was done on the clear recommendations of both Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions. This action of Trump has ignited political storm in the United States. Another reasons for his removal was his refusal to preview for top Trump aides his planned testimony to a Senate panel.
The Democrats have alleged the Republican President action was as an act to blunt the FBI investigations involving Russia. The fact of the matter was that James Comey as the Director of the FBI was leading the probe of alleged Russian influence in the November Presidential Elections. The claim on the other hand has been out rightly refuted by the Trump’s administrations, saying it was necessitated because of his handling of Democrats Presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton email scandal.
This move of Trump has stunned the Washington and compelled the Democrats to call for special prosecutor. This incident had also made the Democrats to draw a parallel between the “Saturday Night Massacre” of 1973, in which President Richard Nixon had fired an independent special prosecutor investigating the Watergate scandal. The white house officials have debunked it as a political move. There has always been speculation about Trump’s collusion with Russians authority to alter the outcome of Presidential elections.