Wednesday's HOT MIC

Wednesday's HOT MIC

The Senate Intelligence Committee has released former FBI Director James Comey's prepared testimony ahead of the hearing, tomorrow.

Main takeaways:

Trump REALLY wanted Comey to let America know that he was not under investigation because he felt like it was a cloud over his presidency. Comey refused to do that. Some are speculating that this is the real reason Comey was fired.

In his first meeting with Comey at the White House, he requested "honest loyalty" from the FBI director, saying: “You will always get honesty from me.”

As has already been leaked to the media, Trump, according to Comey (and I believe him), said, regarding former national security adviser Michael Flynn: “I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go. He is a good guy. I hope you can let this go."

According to Never-Trumper Ben Shapiro, Comey's testimony is a "disaster" for Dems.

There are no bombshells, here -- just Trump acting a bit inappropriately at times, which we should all be used to, by now.

A full transcript of the testimony is here. (First and only time I will ever link to Vox.)