Washington Post: Reports " Trump’s firing of FBI chief James B. Comey “is a very Nixonian move,” said John Dean, the White House counsel under Nixon. “This could have been a quiet resignation, but instead it was an angry dismissal.” "
Lets Get Real:
As the article notes even President Nixon was to scared to sack the first Director of the FBI, J. Edgar Hoover, in the Hoover period the Presidents knew he had the dirt on them and would release it if he become under threat. It can be argued that is why President Kennedy did not sack Hoover, the Director had dirt on both the President and his father. There is something to be said for a President being afraid of his FBI Director, of course if you place your brother as Attorney General as JFK did it is a controlled threat. This blog has argued in other posts that since Comey has made plenty enemies with the Democratic ranks it would have been easier to keep him on, but when he asked for more money and staff to investigate the Trump Campaign of 2016 he become a THREAT, and thus the very public sacking. One hopes the Republicans will be brave to support an independent investigation, if Trump is forced to resign then the Republicans get a real Conservative in the shape of VP Pence, not a bad result out of this mess.