- Laura Coates: Administration's justification for firing Comey -- that he mishandled the Clinton email scandal -- is a transparently disingenuous fig leaf
Laura Coates is a CNN legal analyst. She is a former assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia and trial attorney in the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice. Follow her @thelauracoates. The views expressed are her own.
(CNN)The question is not if now-former FBI Director James Comey should have been fired, but when.