Mike Allen May 11
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Trump puts agenda, presidency at risk
Evan Vucci / AP

The answers to why Trump canned Comey are becoming clear: The president was filled with grievance about the FBI probe and acted on impulse without clearly thinking through the fallout, numerous sources tell me.

The consequences are also becoming clear: This one quick decision put everything at unnecessary risk, from his legislative agenda to his public standing β€” and potentially his presidency.

"It is a debacle," said one Republican in constant touch with the West Wing. "They got everything β€” timing, rationale, reaction β€” completely wrong."