The Washington Post's Jenna Johnson has a wonderful account of the moment the White House publicly turned on its most credible employee. Press Secretary Sean Spicer, standing in the dark between hedges Tuesday night, sputteringly told a dozen reporters that Mr. Rosenstein acted alone to investigate Mr. Comey and recommend his firing. "It was all him," he declared. On Wednesday, another press secretary added that Mr. Trump had long considered terminating Mr. Comey, who had committed "atrocities" in the Clinton investigation (this, apparently, is what an administration that calls Nazi concentration camps "Holocaust Centers" finds atrocious). But she, too, claimed Mr. Rosenstein was the actual impetus. Then Thursday, Mr. Trump weighed in, telling NBC he was going to fire Mr. Comey with or without a recommendation from Mr. Rosenstein.