There are other explanations
Below the May 11 front-page headline “Comey sought more resources for Russia probe” was a photograph of President Trump, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak at the May 10 meeting at the White House. Ask a fifth-grader what all this suggests and say “bingo” when the obvious answer is given.
Before evidence dispositive of the truth about any nefarious collusion with Russians by Mr. Trump’s staff to sway the election is established, The Post reached its own conclusion about why FBI Director James B. Comey was fired: He was digging too deeply, needed more resources and had to be stopped.
There are clearly alternative explanations of why Mr. Comey was fired, specifically those focused on the director’s discharge of his duties in the past several months. As to the matter of adequate resources, acting FBI director Andrew McCabe stated more than once before the Senate Intelligence Committee that resources for a Russia probe were indeed adequate. Furthermore, he was clear that the probe will continue in the absence of Mr. Comey, thus gainsaying any idea that the firing of Mr. Comey would short-circuit the probe.
Robert E. Klein, Gainesville, Va.