■ President Trump fired the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, on Tuesday, upending the American law enforcement apparatus.
■ Days before he was fired, Mr. Comey asked for a significant increase in resources for the inquiry into Russia’s interference in the presidential election, according to four congressional officials.
■ Political reaction to the firing came swiftly, with calls by Democrats — and some Republicans — for an independent investigator to take over the investigation into Russian election tampering.
■ Mr. Trump assailed his Democratic critics, accusing them of hypocrisy, and said he had fired Mr. Comey because “he was not doing a good job.”