By firing James Comey, Trump is continuing the work Putin started | Lawrence Douglas

The Russians need no longer expend their energies trying to subvert the integrity of our political system. Now they have the US president to do that job

A brazen attack on the rule of law. There is no other way to describe Donald Trump’s firing of FBI director James Comey. Recalling the dismissal of Watergate special prosecutor Archibald Cox, Democratic senator Bob Casey of Pennsylvania rightly called the act “Nixonian”. But it is more than that.

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