“The Russian collusion thing has always been bullshit.’ the official said. ‘I think Comey will come down and say there absolutely was no contact, collusion, or anything like that with the campaign.” Everyone expected James Comey to debunk Trump’s wiretap fantasy. But the other part of his testimony landed somewhere between quite a surprise and a total shock. Here’s Ryan Lizza on how the White House got James Comey wrong. (Getting Comey wrong could be the last thing that both parties have in common…)

+ The optics don’t seem to be bothering the State Department scheduling committee too much. Rex Tillerson announced plans to skip his first NATO summit. However, a trip to Russia has been confirmed.

+ “I’m gonna come after you, but I know I won’t have to, because I know you’ll vote yes… Honestly, a loss is not acceptable, folks.” President Trump pressures GOP House members to support the new health plan.

+ Here’s a pretty amazing stat from NYT Upshot: Fewer Americans would be insured with GOP plan than with simple repeal.

+ And it’s official. In this White House, every day is bring your daughter to work day.