- Tim Stanley: Trump did the only possible thing in firing Comey; despite optics, the FBI director's time had run out
- He says Trump's approach to problems: intensify it, personalize it, try to score public win. But this time it could backfire
Timothy Stanley, a conservative, is a historian and columnist for Britain's Daily Telegraph. He is the author of "Citizen Hollywood: How the Collaboration Between LA and DC Revolutionized American Politics." The opinions expressed in this commentary are his.
(CNN)Did Donald Trump do the right thing when he sacked FBI Director James Comey? He probably did the only possible thing. There is a halfway position between regarding President Trump's action as either righteous or tyrannical. It's acknowledging that Comey's time had run out.