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Russia. It’s got to be about Russia.

From the White House:

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release May 09, 2017
Statement from the Press Secretary
Today, President Donald J. Trump informed FBI Director James Comey that he has been terminated and removed from office.  President Trump acted based on the clear recommendations of both Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

“The FBI is one of our Nation’s most cherished and respected institutions and today will mark a new beginning for our crown jewel of law enforcement,” said President Trump.

A search for a new permanent FBI Director will begin immediately.

The letter:

Read that second paragraph. Several times. He never got out of junior high school…

One of many reactions:

Joy Reid‏ @JoyAnnReid
We’ll soon find out if we also have a compromised congress, in addition to a scandalized White House. 1/
5:27 PM – 9 May 2017

Joy Reid‏ @JoyAnnReid
If Senate Republicans rubber stamp a Trump lackey to replace Comey and don’t appoint a special counsel, we’ll know Rome has fallen. 2/
5:28 PM – 9 May 2017

Joy Reid‏ @JoyAnnReid
Trump, with Jeff Sessions and his deputy’s help, may have just took a huge step toward putting himself beyond the reach of law. 3/
5:29 PM – 9 May 2017

Who watches the watchers?