- Tim Naftali: Trump not first to fire an FBI director, but first to do it while director running probe into President's campaign
- He says timing of the firing ensures that the Russia hacking scandal is not just going to melt away
The former director of the Richard Nixon library, Timothy Naftali is a CNN presidential historian who teaches history and public policy at NYU. The views expressed in this commentary are solely his.
(CNN)James Comey was the one man that both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump would likely have wanted to fire during the 2016 campaign. Now that one of them has done it, it may be a decision the President will regret.