Julia Brownley

Essential Politics: As Trump fires FBI director, the political world hits hyperdrive

Essential Politics: As Trump fires FBI director, the political world hits hyperdrive

James Comey was in Los Angeles on Tuesday, chatting with FBI agents and preparing for an evening event, when a TV in the room flashed breaking news from Washington.

Comey had just been fired as FBI director by President Trump.

Good morning from the state capital. I’m Sacramento Bureau Chief John Myers, and for the umpteenth time in the short presidency of Trump, we’re all left with a collective “wow.”

We’ve also got news this morning...

EDITION: California | U.S. & World
72°