No question about the water cooler topic of the day – the firing of FBI Director James Comey amidst the Bureau’s investigation of alleged Trump campaign contacts with Russian officials.
Comey’s been a Capitol Hill piñata for months, but his firing still came as a shock. Host Larry Mantle and AirTalk's wide panel of experts dive into deep analysis of the move, its implications and what's expected to come next.
Lisa Mascaro, congressional reporter for the LA Times, where she’s been following the story
Ron Hosko, former assistant director of the FBI from 2012 to 2014; president of the Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund, a non-profit organization providing assistance to law enforcement officers who are required to defend their official actions in court
Caroline Heldman, associate professor of politics at Occidental College and co-author of "Rethinking Madam President: Are We Ready for a Woman in the White House?" (Lynne Rienner Pub, 2007)
Sean T. Walsh, Republican political analyst and partner at Wilson Walsh Consulting in San Francisco; he is a former adviser to California Governors Pete Wilson and Arnold Schwarzenegger and a former White House staffer for Presidents Reagan and H.W. Bush
Ted Lieu, Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives, representing California's 33rd congressional district, including the communities of Torrance and Beverly Hills; he’s on the House Committee on the Judiciary
Harmeet Dhillon, national committeewoman of the California Republican Party; civil rights and business litigation attorney