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Timothy L. O'Brien

Why Trump Really Fired Comey

Two things have always driven the president: self-aggrandizement and self-preservation.
Psst, might want to polish that resume.

Psst, might want to polish that resume.

Photographer: Andrew Harrar/Bloomberg

You're the president, and you've decided to fire the head of an agency investigating whether your presidential campaign colluded with the Russians to help tilt the election your way.

How do you handle that?