John McCain on Comey Firing: ‘There will be more shoes to drop’

Josh Rogin – The Washington Post:

President Trump’s sudden firing of FBI Director James B. Comey is bad for the country and will not be the end of the Trump-Russia affair, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) told a group of foreign diplomats and experts Tuesday night.

Although McCain did not directly accuse the White House of firing Comey to thwart the FBI’s investigation into the Trump campaign’s possible Russia ties, he did say that if that was the intention, it would fail.

“This scandal is going to go on. I’ve seen it before,” McCain told a meeting of the Munich Security Conference core group. “This is a centipede. I guarantee you there will be more shoes to drop”

He’s right, of course. True scandal does not simply go away. I’d feel better about Mr. Trump’s action yesterday if Senator McCain forthrightly stated the need for a special prosecutor or an independent counsel today, but I have faith in our strong Constitutional separation of powers and what we all learn by experience: the truth will always emerge.

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