The dismissal of Fbi Director James Comey is already being compared to the famous Watergate Scandal, which led to the resignation of US President Richard Nixon in 1974.

Investigation about Trump's contact with Russia

Of course, the main reason is the fact that the current US President Donald Trump dismissed the director of the CIA as he investigates the possible co-operation between Trump's campaign staff and Russia. The intelligence community found out that by hacking and scraping political documents related to presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, Russia actively participated in the US election.

As Vox reports, there is growing evidence that several members of Trump's staff were in direct contact with Russian officials before the 2016 Election, and some of them lied about those contacts. Comey's next release will surely mark the rest of Trump's mandate and perhaps lead to its premature ending.

Comey's dismissal has already prompted Trump's opposition from the Democratic Party, as well as some Republicans like John McCain, to call for an independent investigation under the guidance of a Special Prosecutor who would not have to seek court approval from Republican committees in Congress and the Senate.

The investigation conducted by the FBI and the intelligence committees of the Congress and the Senate focused on three Trump associates: former head of pre-election staff Paula Manafort, former political advisor Carter Page and Republican political operative Roger Stone.

Unconvincing explanation for Comey's release

But apart from them, the former Trump National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, who resigned after being discovered that he lied about his talks with Russian ambassador Sergei Kislyak, was potentially involved. Trump's senior assistant Jared Kushner was also in contact with Kisljak, but he informed the public only after a few months.

State Attorney Jeff Sessions lied under oath that he had no contact with Russian officials even though he himself had talked with Kislyak. Sessions were therefore excluded from overseeing the investigation. Sessions officially advised Trump to release Comey on the grounds that he wrongly conducted the investigation of Clinton and its use of a private e-mail server while she was Secretary of State for Barack Obama.

Comey, among other things, has breached the precedent when he announced the reopening of Clinton's investigation just 11 days before the election in November - and announced it was re-closed eight days later.

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