CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin picked up where he left off on The Situation Room, and angrily compared President Donald Trump‘s firing of FBI Director James Comey to Richard Nixon‘s firing of Archibald Cox during the Watergate scandal.
“Can we point out that the emperor is not wearing any clothes?” Toobin said. “This memo from Rod Rosenstein says that James Comey was a fired for being too mean to Hillary Clinton? Does anyone believe that? Could anyone believe that? I mean, it’s just absurd!”
The liberal legal analyst continued, “This is just the most preposterous pretext. This is an investigator who is investigating the White House; and he was just fired by the White House. This doesn’t happen in the United States — except on October 20, 1973, when Richard Nixon fired Archibald Cox.”
Toobin then speculated that “if anyone thinks that a new FBI director is going to come in, and the agency will just take over and continue their investigation, as if this had never happened — that’s not how it works. They will put in a stooge who will shut down this investigation.”
“And now,” he added, “Donald Trump will put in — maybe, Chris Christie — someone who will do his bidding.”
Watch Toobin’s reaction to James Comey’s firing, along with some follow-up remarks from Gloria Borger, via CNN.
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