On May 9th, 2017, President Trump fired then-FBI director James Comey. This decision has intensified the debate of whether the U.S. is in a “constitutional crisis” given the numerous controversies swirling around the Trump administration.
Rogers Smith, the Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Political Science and a presidential historian and constitutional scholar, offers his take on why the firing of James Comey, as well as Trump's use of executive action and social media, is challenging the balance of power in Washington.
Produced by Penn Arts and Sciences
• Recorded and edited by Alex Schein
• Interview by Blake Cole
• Narrated by Jane Carroll
• Music by Blue Dot Sessions
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