Comey Fallout Illuminates Pitfalls Of High-Profile Firings

By Vin Gurrieri (May 12, 2017, 6:33 PM EDT) -- President Donald Trump played the role of CEO to a T with his recent firing of FBI Director James Comey, a move that bore many similarities to — and illustrated many of the potential pitfalls of — high-profile dismissals in the private sector, experts said.

Comey's dismissal on Tuesday set off a political firestorm that saw lawmakers, particularly Democrats, immediately push back against the Trump administration's initial rationale — that the president fired Comey because of errors he made during last year's investigation of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's private email server.

But after several days worth of vacillating public statements from...

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