This week on So That Happened: Donald Trump fires James Comey. And that’s been the implacable news event of the week, so much so that we are just going to surrender to it entirely. This single decision is the apotheosis of Trump. It has everything: a stumbled over decision that landed with a kersplat on the news-cycle, constantly shifting rationales that change by the hour, massive leaks from the White House, the usual concerns over temperament, and the unalterable impression that the White House is either strategically engineering a cover-up, or too impulsive to govern in a sane way. Or both! We even have White House press secretary Sean Spicer hiding among the bushes on the White House grounds. It’s well and truly bonkers.
We’ll try to piece through the most troubling aspects of this decision, beginning with the implausible reason we’ve been told guided Trump’s decision. Former Department of Justice spokesman Matt Miller joins our own Sam Stein, to offer an insider perspective on the matter. And we’ll deal with the aftermath, in which a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing that was supposed to be regular discussion on global threats, became consumed with this week’s Comey-a-Lago instead.
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