Donald Trump fires FBI Director: A look from the TrustServista perspective

In a not-at-all-surprising move President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey on May 10th, the announcement being brokered directly on television. The dismissal of Comey comes in the context of an ongoing FBI investigation into Trump’s campaign team collusion with Russia during the presidential campaign, but also in connection to past FBI investigation into Hilary Clinton’s private emails.

TrustServista captured the story from inception and is still collecting articles on the topic. It is today’s top Trending Topic, after a couple of days ago the main topic was related to Emmanuel Macron’s victory in the French Presidential elections:

A lot of articles from this story have relationships between them: direct URL references, implicit references and semantic similarities, the Topic Relationship graph looking very similar to a “news constellation”:

Also, analyzing some of the key articles, we can see how one of the detected Patient Zero is actually a tweet from Donald Trump from more than 10 months ago, showing that his actions against the former FBI Director were prepared even since the presidential campaign. In this case Patient Zero was accurately determined even if the links and references pointed to more than 40 articles.

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