Podcast: Trump’s Downward Spiral Over Comey and Russia

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Adam Quinn of the University of Birmingham talks to BBC Radio Foyle on Friday morning about Donald Trump’s admission that it was he — and not the Deputy Attorney General — who decided to fire FBI Director James Comey, and that the catalyst was the expanding Trump-Russia investigation.

The discussion took place before the latest escalation, Donald Trump’s tweet threatening Comey — “[He] better hope that there are no ‘tapes’ of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!”

Listen to Discussion

See also TrumpWatch, Day 112: Trump — I Fired Comey Because of Russia Inquiry

Republicans and Democrats could find reasons to be unhappy with James Comey….But right now, at this precise moment when it is clear that the President has a direct interest in shutting down the investigation, it’s very hard to take any of the [White House] reasons at face value….

This could go anywhere now….This will not shut the Russia investigation down.

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