How did the White House storyline come undone in matter of 48 hours? This WaPo paragraph gives you some indication. “But the private accounts of more than 30 officials at the White House, the Justice Department, the FBI and on Capitol Hill, as well as Trump confidants and other senior Republicans, paint a conflicting narrative centered on the president’s brewing personal animus toward Comey.” Yes, 30.

+ NYT: How Festering Anger at Comey Ended in His Firing.

+ Reuters: Comey infuriated Trump with refusal to preview Senate testimony.

+ One reason for the quick story change was pressure from Rod Rosenstein, who pressed the White House to correct what he “felt was an inaccurate White House depiction of the events surrounding FBI Director James Comey’s firing.”

+ But there’s another big factor at work here. For the past several months, President Trump has essentially been running a boot camp for DC journalists. And now his feet are being held to the fire by a force of his own creation. I follow the news as closely as anyone, and this is my take: Trumpenstein: Creating a Media Monster.