By Dr David Laing Dawson
CNN interviewees offered these three competing explanations last night:
- That he has lost the confidence of the public and law enforcement? An unlikely cause for a summary dismissal.
- That he mishandled the Clinton email problem one year ago? No. C’mon now. Trump would not fire Comey for that reason. Never.
- That the investigation he leads is closing in on the Trump-Russia connection? Well, Doh.
But there is a fourth, slightly less portentous possibility.
James Comey, in his recent testimony to Congress, said:
“It makes me mildly nauseous to think we might have had some impact on the election.”
Donald Trump won that election. So to paraphrase, Comey testified, before the world, that, “He feels sick to his stomach when he thinks he may have helped Trump get elected.”
Donald just might have taken that personally. He tends to do that.