After Comey, Trump and Congress Must Maintain a Nonpartisan FBI

For better or worse, James Comey is gone. Whether you are perplexed at the timing, thought he should have received his pink slip a long time ago, or see the dismissal as a scandal of Nixonian proportions, the fact remains that Comey is gone and never coming back.

How we remember Comey’s dismissal will largely be determined by who Trump names as his replacement. Whoever it is will likely face unprecedented scrutiny during his or her confirmation.