Friday's HOT MIC

Here is your HOT MIC for the day.

BREAKING: Democratic Party files suit alleging Russia, the Trump campaign, and WikiLeaks conspired to disrupt the 2016 election.

From CNBC:

  • The Democratic National Committee sued the Trump campaign, the Russian government, Wikileaks on Friday, accusing them of conspiring to disrupt the 2016 presidential election.
  • President Donald Trump's son Donald Trump Jr. and son-in-law Jared Kushner are among the defendants.
  • The DNC says Russia found a "willing and active partner" in the Trump campaign to attack American democracy and defeat Hillary Clinton.

PJM will bring you more on this story as details become available.

This is huge and unexpected ...

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un announced Friday that his country will be suspending missile testing and closing a nuclear test site, several reports said.

"From April 21, North Korea will stop nuclear tests and launches of intercontinental ballistic missiles," the Korean Central News Agency said, according to Yonhap News. "The North will shut down a nuclear test site in the country's northern side to prove the vow to suspend nuclear test."

President Trump reacts on Twitter:


CDC expands E. coli warning to include ALL romaine lettuce:


Public health officials are now telling consumers to avoid all types of romaine lettuce because of an E. coli outbreak linked to the vegetable that has spread to at least 16 states and sickened at least 60 people, including eight inmates at an Alaska prison.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday that new information about theillnesses in Alaska led them to expand a warning beyond chopped romaine to include any type of romaine lettuce, including whole heads and hearts of romaine. The inmates who became sick at the Anvil Mountain Correctional Center in Nome ate lettuce from whole heads of romaine grown in Yuma, Ariz., the CDC said.

I'll be sticking to spinach and red leaf lettuce until either of those gets the ick.

I'm running out of synonyms for "unhinged" when writing about the left:

The accompanying WaPo article is a typical leftist advocacy hack job. It begins by claiming that Cox merely "says" the incidents happened, then becomes a PR piece for gun control advocates. Rather than commit an egregious act of journalism, the writer takes the protesters at their word that they're on the up and up.

H.W. making people smile despite his overwhelming personal grief: