We will keep this link updated with all Take Care analysis of the President's abrupt termination of FBI Director Comey.
Aziz Huq | 5/11/17
President Trump’s abrupt firing of FBI Director James Comey prompted two immediate questions: Is the firing legal, and is this a constitutional crisis? But are these even the right questions to pose?
Leah Litman | 5/11/17
The presumption of regularity, like all presumptions, is rebuttable, not conclusive evidence
Ian Samuel | 5/10/17
It'll only matter if they make it matter.
Zachary Price | 5/10/17
Our country has a very strong, very important norm of apolitical law enforcement. But this norm, ironically, is enforced mostly by politics, not law—and Trump’s action has risked doing it irreparable damage. Going forward, here's what to watch at the state and federal levels.
Joshua Matz | 5/10/17
Sometimes, when an emissary of the President asks courts to “trust us,” things the President does elsewhere can fatally undermine judicial confidence in the President’s respect for rule of law values. We’ve seen it before and we’re about to see it again.
Niko Bowie | 5/10/17
It’s already too late in the day to trust the executive branch to police itself. That lack of trust should extend to a special prosecutor, independent counsel, or whatever other nice terms you want to call it. At this point, only Congress can credibly investigate the President.
Neil Kinkopf | 5/9/17
As long as the Deputy Attorney General is writing memos making recommendations to the President, it is time to make a recommendation for the appointment of a special counsel.
Jason Harrow | 5/9/17
According to breaking news reports, President Trump has fired FBI director James Comey. It's within his power to do that.