By Robert A. Vella
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In the wake of yesterday’s firing of former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe by the Trump Administration, the U.S. is moving inexorably towards a pivotal constitutional crisis not seen since the Watergate scandal. Back then, Republicans were slowly forced into making a choice they did not want to make. They could either loyally stand by their apparently criminal president, or they could uphold the law by performing their constitutional obligations. The latter choice, of course, meant the demise of Richard Nixon. Fortunately, for the American republic and democracy, they did the right thing.
McCabe’s abrupt termination came just two days before he would fully qualify for his pension. The firing, performed by Attorney General Jeff Sessions almost assuredly at Trump’s behest, was obviously an act of retribution for McCabe’s refusal to acquiesce to Trump’s political interests in two investigations…
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