Timing is important, never more so when controversial
decisions are taken at the national level. Trump once
again appears tone deaf, with respect to his firing of FBI
Director James Comey at the height of investigations into
allegations of the Trump Campaign's colluding with the
Russians. The Don's timing seems suspicious indeed.
President Obama missed an opportunity in October 2016,
when Director Comey publicly shared his decision to reopen
the Clinton personal email case. I would have fired Mr.
Comey right there and then, because of his public,
ill-timed announcement, against all previous protocols
at the FBI. Comey himself had implied he realized his
reopening the Clinton investigation might affect the
election; but subsequently, no charges were filed.
Both presidents, by not acting and acting too tardily,
missed an opportunity and showed poor judgement...
As Mr. Trump recently remarked, the job of U.S.
president isn't as easy as it looks.