Nixon knew that he’d obstructed justice, and sought to secure the White House tapes that would, one day, reveal his crimes.
He ordered the dismissal of special prosecutor Archibald Cox, and forced the resignations of Attorney General Elliot Richardson and his deputy, William Ruckelshaus, when they refused.
Or, Trump may have become irritated by some tic in Comey’s testimony to Congress, judged him too ambitious, looked up at the portrait of Andrew Jackson for inspiration, and had the man fired.
After all, they loved it when he did it on reality TV. The continuing questioning of Trump’s legitimacy as president, and the resultant dilution of his powers, must be profoundly irritating to a man who has shown — in his ongoing demeaning of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, and his insistence that his election victory, or Inauguration Day crowds, were bigger and more imposing than reported — such sensitivity. And that has prompted calls for a select committee of Congress, or a panel of respected national leaders like the 9/11 Commission, and/or an independent counsel to take over the inquiry.
Ultimately, it fell on Solicitor General Robert Bork, the third-ranking official at Justice, to do the job.
It was a moment of high drama, felt by the participants. Richardson sent a note to Cox, his old Harvard law professor, citing this quotation from Homer: Now, though numberless fates of death beset us which no mortal can escape or avoid, let us go forward together, and either we shall give honor to one another, or another to us.
When time is up, the coordinator will ring a bell, blow a whistle, or clink a glass, at which point the participants switch seats to meet the next person.
Succession planning is the orderly transition of ownership from one person to another. I cover two venues in southeast England for one of the largest dating companies in the country.Speed-dating has become ironic; it’s actually one of the slowest forms of dating around.Speed-daters, by contrast, have on any given night around 10 potential matches.The only preconditions are that they have all paid some money, dressed up a bit, come to a bar in town, and pinned on a name badge.