Sally Yates. Preet Bharara. James Comey. All 3 were overseeing investigations related to connections between the Trump administration and Russian agents. All 3 were summarily fired by President Trump with no warning and little justification. In a matter of weeks. Coincidence? This behavior is consistent with an attempt by the President to derail the investigations and so escape any consequences that might derive from them, and the only way to dispel that appearance is a robust unbiased investigation that brings all of the salient facts to light. And so we are all faced with the question of what sort of country we want to live in. Do we want to be governed by the rule of law, with blind justice applied evenly to all citizens? Or would we rather be ruled by an authoritarian strongman who flaunts the law, dispatches any who threaten him, and faces no jeopardy? The nation is in crisis. It is a crisis that demands strong leadership that puts country before politics, country before party, country before ideology. Members of both houses of Congress and both political parties must rise up with one voice and demand both an independent commission and a special prosecutor to settle these questions once and for all. The very future of the United States of America depends upon it.