Many in the news media have already indicted President Trump for breaking some unspecified law by firing former FBI Director James Comey, which they theorize is an attempt to cover up his ties to Russia.
In the immediate days and hours following Comey’s unexpected firing, some news outlets and TV commentators have indicated that they’re convinced Trump is guilty of something.
USA Today published an op-ed Thursday by three legal and ethics experts under the title, “Firing Comey is worse than breaking a law.”
That morning on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” well-known political journalist and former Bloomberg Politics co-managing editor John Heilemann said reporters should be assuming Trump’s guilt at this point. “There’s a cover-up going on,” he said. “And that has to be the premise of all our reporting going forward.”