“The knives are out for Flynn.” Mike Flynn is under increasing pressure as more questions emerge about the timing and content of his discussions with with Russia’s ambassador.

+ “Three weeks into the Trump administration, council staff members get up in the morning, read President Trump’s Twitter posts and struggle to make policy to fit them. Most are kept in the dark about what Mr. Trump tells foreign leaders in his phone calls. Some staff members have turned to encrypted communications to talk with their colleague.” From the NYT: Turmoil at the National Security Council, From the Top Down.

+ Flynn is not the only White House player who is feeling the heat.

+ “It was fascinating to watch the flurry of activity at dinner when the news came that North Korea had launched a missile in the direction of Japan. The Prime Minister Abe of Japan huddles with his staff and the President is on the phone with Washington DC. the two world leaders then conferred and then went into another room for hastily arranged press conference. Wow…..the center of the action!!!” That was from a Mar-a-Lago member who watched as the President got news of a North Korea missile launch and discussed it at the dinner table. From WaPo: “Trump turns Mar-a-Lago Club terrace into open-air situation room.” (We knew country was not bigger than party. Now we know country isn’t even bigger than dinner party‚Ķ)