The incredible hullabaloo that has followed President Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey could easily be silenced if a nonpartisan special prosecutor were appointed. Like everyone else, I would like to believe that no one in the executive branch colluded with Russia to rig our election. President Trump assures us that this is the case.
Assuming there is nothing to hide, why is he so averse to allowing such an investigation to commence? If I had nothing to hide and were in his position — finding myself compared to Richard Nixon, believed by many American to be in collusion with our nation’s enemy, being tarred in the media — I would do everything in my power to have a special prosecutor named as soon as possible.
I would probably name someone with a reason to hate me — Sally Yates or James Comey would be ideal. If there’s nothing to find, Trump could probably cement his second term.
He has made it clear that he values his privacy, but his actions — no matter his real motivation — look like there is something bad enough to require extraordinary measures.
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The special prosecutor is the fastest and best way he can arrange to look like George Washington. At the moment, he looks like Benedict Arnold.
Arnold Slotkin, Hollywood