Robert H. Bork

The difference between Richard Nixon and John Travolta, plus other things to know about Trump, Comey and special prosecutors

The difference between Richard Nixon and John Travolta, plus other things to know about Trump, Comey and special prosecutors

With his abrupt firing of former FBI Director James B. Comey, President Trump faces more strenuous demands that an independent counsel be appointed to investigate any possible collusion between his campaign and Russian agents working to undermine rival Hillary Clinton.

Critics assert that Trump’s move was an attempt to stymie the FBI’s probe and insist the only way to ensure a full, impartial investigation is to hand the matter to a special prosecutor with no ties, or obligations, to Trump or his administration.

The president and his surrogates have adamantly insisted the Trump campaign had nothing whatever to do with Russian meddling in the presidential race and efforts to...

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