The news networks pounced when at 5:45 this evening the news broke that Pres. Trump fired FBI Director James Comey.
“We have breaking news. We are not going to take this commercial break. James Comey is resigning. Is that what you’re telling me?” said Eric Bolling on Fox News at 5:45. CNN’s Jeff Zeleny reported the news at 5:46. Chuck Todd reported the news at 5:57 on MSNBC.
ABC’s David Muir and CBS’s Scott Pelley broke in at 5:47 p.m. to report the news. NBC’s Lester Holt anchored a special report at 6 p.m. ET.