Tuesday's HOT MIC

Tuesday's HOT MIC


Yes, things like the Comey firing usually happen late on Friday. But this morning the whole country started seeing headlines like this one: "Comey’s Testimony on Huma Abedin Forwarding Emails Was Inaccurate."

The subhead was less generous, and more accurate.

The FBI hasn’t decided how to correct the director’s false claim that she forwarded thousands of Clinton emails to the laptop computer of her husband, former Congressman Anthony Weiner.

Comey lied to Congress about an investigation into the illegal distribution of classified information among high-level Democrats during a presidential race.

Under those circumstances, "You're fired!" couldn't wait until Friday. It had to be done now.

I'd go further and wager there's a good chance that a few years from now, we'll look back at this the same way we do at Reagan's firing of the PATCO strikers: The moment where everyone, especially in foreign capitals, sat up straight and thought, "Crap, this guy means it."

So maybe Trump does. His indicators haven't been quite as clear as Reagan's were in 1981, but this is a good one.