The classic comparison:
Had time to... go on national television and get interviewed.
Didn't have time to... get briefed on the breaking counter-terror story of the day before going on said television program.
Yup. went on the air and got blindsided.
The victim of this administration-inflicted wound?
U.S. DNI James Clapper.
Analysis: Likely not a coincidence. Jim Clapper is a solid professional at what he does. The only way something like this happens is if someone left him out of the loop.
Resolution: That someone should be quietly identified and reassigned to Penguin Abatement Duty at MCAGCC (29 Palms). Perimeter foot patrol.