But everyone gets fired in the end.
When outrage is misplaced or excessive, it can have negative consequences for a healthy public discourse.
Research shows that context matters for understanding what a person's words mean – especially when power dynamics are involved.
Did the attorney general help create a false story on why Comey was fired? Sessions' testimony to Congress provides no answers.
The rule of law can take on different meanings depending whom you ask and where you are – but in the US it pretty much means one thing.
Russia is dangerous, the president lied, and now it's up to the special counsel.
The Soviet ambassador to London showed that charm and contacts can trump espionage when it comes to gathering information.
Hoover abused his power as FBI director to serve presidents' interests. The reforms that followed were set up to prevent it from happening again.
How will Mueller perform as special counsel? A historian compares his actions with another former FBI director to find out.
The investigation is likely to end in one of two ways: the end of Donald Trump’s presidency, or the beginning of his second term.
Past presidents have made strange requests of the FBI, some of which were documented by J. Edgar Hoover.
Could Trump be removed from office? Answering that question is less about understanding the law and more about counting votes.
The US president's sharing of sensitive information with the Russian foreign minister is not only inept, it shows an alarming lack of understanding of Russia's role in the Syrian conflict.
The author of a seminal work in the field of political psychology reveals two big mistakes the president made.
An FBI historian tells stories from the agency's ups and downs over 109 years and four dismissed directors.
And the president could learn plenty from the fate of a complacent Richard Nixon.
Trump's sacking of his FBI director won't stop intelligence leaks – or the official investigation into alleged Russian interference in the US election.
Attorney general recommendation to fire FBI Director James Comey disregarded crucial internal Justice Department investigation.
The White House's absurd rationale for firing Comey could mask something deeply disturbing.
The slow drip of leaks about the Trump team's Russian connections has given way to something much more threatening.