Today, under recommendation by attorney general Jeff Sessions, Donald Trump has fired director of the FBI James Comey.

Shades of Nixon

Donald J. Trump appears to be taking a few cues from his predecessor Richard Nixon. Not only is his presidency already mired in scandal in a similar way, but his firing of FBI Director James Comey is also shockingly reminiscent of the late 37th president of the USA.

Comey, who had been leading the investigation into Trump-Russia collusion and Russian interference in the 2016 election, recently testified that the Russian's sought to aid the Trump campaign and sabotage the Clinton campaign through numerous means.

Not suspicious at all

The investigation is ongoing, which is why the termination of Comey all of a sudden is so suspicious. In fact, Comey is known as a long-time Republican and even assisted the Trump campaign by re-opening the investigation into Clinton's emails just days before the election took place.

By almost all accounts, Comey has tread the line of bipartisanship as best he could. He re-opened the Clinton file because he had to, and he has investigated the Trump campaign because he had to. Clearly, this hasn't made him popular with either party. Trump's recent actions are an attempt to protect himself by eliminating someone who has proven incorruptible and who was successfully building a case against him and his administration.

Something is rotten in the state of Denmark

Interesting (though, really, somewhat terrifying) is the fact that Jeff Sessions was forced to recuse himself from the Russia investigation altogether, due to him failing to mention his meetings with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, but he was also the person who advised Trump to fire the person leading the Russia-Trump investigation.

Though he had to recuse himself, he still seems to wish to influence the investigation.

This is just one of many connections between Trump surrogates, Trump advisers, and the Trump campaign in general, and Russia. The list of such connections is just a Google search away and is too long and complicated for a short article. In any case, something is direly wrong with this administration, and one can't help think that sooner or later something will sink this leaky vessel.

The firing of Comey, however, is so reminiscent of Nixon's actions just before impeachment that one can't help but think that this ship may be going down sooner than later.