US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (R) watches as Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov reacts to a reporter's question after posing for photos at the State Department in Washington.

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (R) watches as Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov reacts to a reporter's question after posing for photos at the State Department in Washington.

Shortly after President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, murmurs of the phrase “Constitutional crisis” crescendoed to a steady hum.

Experts and lawmakers are split on whether the situation truly qualifies, though.

How much of a threat is this to our nation’s democracy?

Guests

  • Rep. Jackie Speier U.S. representative (D) for California's 14th congressional district; ranking member on the House Armed Services Committee's Subcommittee on Military Personnel; member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
  • Alexis Simendinger White House correspondent, RealClearPolitics
  • Michael Waldman President of the Brennan Center for Justice at the NYU School of Law; former speechwriter and aide to President Bill Clinton
  • Josh Blackman Constitutional law professor at the South Texas College of Law in Houston; adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute
  • Peter Zeidenberg Former assistant special counsel in the prosecution of Scooter Libby; partner, Arent Fox

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