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Amid Investigation, President Trump Fires FBI Director Comey

May 10, 2017

On Tuesday night, President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey. The reason given? Comey's handling of the Hillary Clinton email scandal. Comey's job was praised by then-candidate Trump, and widely credited with helping to tip the election Trump's way. 

But that was then. Comey was leading the investigation into Russia's influence in the election, and the Trump campaign's ties to Russia. Not anymore. 

Also, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act, the long-awaited GOP replacement for the Affordable Care Act. Despite much fanfare, the bill is facing pushback from Democrats, Republicans, and those working in the health care field, while it faces an uncertain future in the Senate.

This hour, we talk Comey, health care, and more.


  • Colin McEnroe - Host of WNPR's The Colin McEnroe Show 
  • Dan Haar - Covers commerce, economics, wealth and poverty for The Hartford Courant
  • Leah Wright-Rigueur - Assistant professor of public policy at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and author of The Loneliness of the Black Republican
  • Richard Blumenthal - U.S. Senator from Connecticut

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