GOP baffled by timing of Comey firing as White House braces for independent probe

“They just barely got the tiniest bit of momentum going after the House health care bill, and now it’s like the engine has fallen out of the car,” said an outside adviser to the West Wing. “The Russia thing will now go on forever. And the rationale in the letter was preposterous. This was a tremendous miscalculation.”

Even some White House officials believe that the likely result will be a special counsel, which Democrats are now pushing nearly in unison. AP reports that Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said last night that he told Trump in a phone conversation “[Y]ou are making a big mistake.”

The firing increases scrutiny of the feds’ Russia probe, and will make Democrats even more aggressive with their investigation. Comey, who’s 6 foot 8, literally and psychically towered over so many national dramas of the past decade, and is accused by Democrats of tipping the presidential election…

“That’s the kind of thing that changes history and the trajectory of a presidency — a permanent legacy,” the adviser said. “The timing of this is all bad for Trump.”