Conway: It's 'inappropriate' to ask about timing of Comey firing

Kellyanne Conway, new campaign manager for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, speaks to reporters in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York, Aug. 17, 2016. (Photo by Gerald Herbert/AP)
Kellyanne Conway, new campaign manager for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, speaks to reporters in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York, Aug. 17, 2016.

Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Trump, said in a combative television interview Wednesday morning that it is "inappropriate" to question the timing of Trump's decision to fire FBI Director James B. Comey."You want to question the timing of when he hires, when he fires," she said on CNN. "It's inappropriate. He'll do it when he wants to."

It's a stunning perspective. The FBI's director has been overseeing a counter-intelligence investigation into the president's campaign team, and as the probe becomes an existential threat to Trump's presidency, he fires the FBI director.According to one of the president's West Wing confidants, the problem isn't with the dismissal, but rather, with us asking about the timing of the dismissal.Conway's comments came on the heels of Sarah Huckabee Sanders, a White House spokesperson, telling Fox News last night those concerned with the Russia scandal should "let that go," adding, "It's time to move on."In other words, as far as Trump's White House is concerned, the president and his aides have declared the end of the scandal. The unanswered questions shouldn't be asked, and the ongoing investigations should cease, because Team Trump says so.They may be disappointed to learn the decision is not theirs to make.