When President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday, it was the latest in a months-long string of actions that have undermined or compromised every major investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and whether Trump campaign associates colluded with Moscow.
The breadth of the president’s interference in the investigations of his own campaign has shocked officials at law enforcement agencies and on Capitol Hill, both for the extent to which it disregards political norms and the potential it has to upend legitimate oversight.
And it’s forced a major readjustment within those agencies to try and immunize themselves from White House influence. More than 100 lawmakers, including at least three Republicans, have now called for an independent probe of the Russia matter.
WHAT ELSE IS HAPPENING?
Republicans are so “troubled” by Donald Trump’s firing of James Comey, but they plan to do nothing about it.
Sean Spicer won’t deny Trump recorded conversations with James Comey. Earlier in the day, Trump implied he taped a conversation with Comey in a bizarre tweet.
Don’t take anything Trump’s lawyers say about his tax returns seriously. Anything except releasing the documents themselves falls short.
A Republican congressman who drafted the amendment that got the Obamacare repeal bill across the finish line faced enraged constituents at a rowdy town hall.
Trump has announced a presidential commission to investigate his claims of widespread voter fraud, but he still hasn’t offered any evidence to back up his claim.
Trump lashed out at the media (again), this time threatening to stop holding press briefings.
How will Trump’s administration impact you? Sign up for our email and find out.
Did a friend send you this? Subscribe here. Like what you see? Share it. Want more? Here are two other newsletters you’ll love: The Morning Email and Must Reads.
©2017 HuffPost | 770 Broadway, New York, NY 10003
You are receiving this email because you signed up for updates from HuffPost