Donald Trump’s decision to fire FBI Director James Comey in order to obstruct Comey’s Russia investigation has shocked the conscience of nearly everyone in politics. But because Trump’s party controls Congress, it is scarily plausible that he will get away with it. If he does, the harm done to rule of law in the country will be difficult to recover from.
Susan Hennessy is a national security studies fellow at the Brookings Institution and managing editor of the website Lawfare. She joined New Republic Senior Editor Brian Beutler from the Brookings studio to assess the potential damage and what can be done to stop it.