He can hire and fire whomever he wants.”
President Trump’s firing of George Comey, far from a typical corporate firing, has hallmarks of the indictable offense, obstruction of justice, since it was likely done to impede a federal investigation. Mr. Trump has publicly admitted as such.
Similarly, a CEO, as well as a President, cannot legally use blackmail as a negotiation tactic. Last Friday, President Trump threatened Mr. Comey with, stating “James Comey better hope that there are no “tapes” of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!” In the context of a federal investigation, in conjunction with a possible witness to a federal crime, this threat could be construed as witness tampering.