On the 9th of May, Trump fired FBI director James Comey. It is generally believed this is due to his request for more resources to investigate “Russiagate,” the suspicions that Trump had help from Putin in the 2016 election. On the 10th of May, protesters gathered in front of the White House not to defend the FBI but rather against Trump. Some demanded a special prosecutor, others went further to demand that Trump be impeached.
While chaos in the FBI will directly benefit those of us in the activist community who are being harassed by cops and the FBI, it is a safe bet the firing to James Comey had nothing to do with that. The suspicion is that this was indeed about disrupting an investigation-the investigation into Trump himself. Even the Washington Post printed a letter or an editorial calling this a “Constitutional crisis.”