Marion McKeone: Life on the fault line

James Comey’s departure has triggered a seismic shift in Washington’s tectonic plates, prompting two questions: can Republicans survive the aftershock and will Trump avoid impeachment?

14th May, 2017
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US president Donald Trump: why is he going to such lengths to alienate his security agency? Pic: Getty

Is the US teetering on the brink of a constitutional crisis? Has Donald Trump inadvertently signed his first article of impeachment? Or is this just another fine mess the Trump administration has gotten itself into?

There are so many contradictions, convulsions and conflicting accounts of the cataclysmic events of the past week that it’s easy to forget where this imbroglio started. On December 29, the fuse was lit with an untoward but legal phone conversation...

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