Comey's Downfall: President Trump, perhaps surprising no one, fired FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday. The only question in most people's minds, both Democrats and Republicans, was no doubt: "What took you so long?"
More than one media outlet called the firing a "shock." Not really.
No matter what you think of Comey, his bad timing seemed impeccable. During the last campaign season, he repeatedly made announcements about investigations of both leading candidates' behavior and campaigns. It became a running issue for Comey in Washington with both parties. NBC accurately called him a "Washington lightning rod," for both parties.
The controversy really began in March of 2015, when it was first revealed by The New York Times that Hillary Clinton had used a home-brew email server to handle her official business. Later, government investigators found that top-secret information had made it onto her server, an apparent violation of the law. Prompted by both the State Department and the National Security director's office, the FBI began investigating.