This is just a gut feel. But I have the sense that the White House is losing control of this story.
Just a short time ago, Sen. Boozman (R) of Arkansas, not at all a fan of the spotlight, not someone who makes waves, said:”Americans deserve a full explanation as to the circumstances of the decision to immediately remove Mr. Comey.”
If you’ve got a Republican Congress member, you might check up on what they’re saying about the Comey firing. Remember, everything, this included, is “shape of earth, views differ” until enough Republicans take a sane position on it.