On May 9, Donald Trump became the second United States president to fire the director of the FBI. Naturally, Americans wanted to know: Why?
The exact answer remained elusive over the course of three days following the announcement. Trump and his White House gave numerous, contradictory explanations for James B. Comey’s firing.
As a public service, we compiled a timeline of the shifting rhetoric by Trump and his staff. We will update this list as necessary.
All of the White House’s conflicting explanations for Comey’s firing: A timeline
The Washington Post
Yes the firing of Comey’s a cinch
to elicit a cover-up stench,
while the POTUS and crew
twist the facts all askew
and deny they gave Putin an inch.
Susan E. Eckenrode, 5/11/17