By popular demand, I try not to lead NextDraft with Trump news. But we’ve arrived at our first serious Trump era crisis: There’s no more room under the bus. In an(other) epic interview with the NYT, Trump ripped Mueller, Rosenstein, Comey, and most notably, Jeff Sessions — one of his earliest and most influential supporters: and the one non-family member even longtime Trump-observers were surprised to see thrown under the bus. Trump said if he had known Sessions would have recused himself in the Russia investigation, he wouldn’t have appointed him.

+ Here are the excerpts from the interview. Interestingly, Trump mentions Hillary Clinton within the first twenty words of his first answer. The question: “How was your lunch?”

+ Sessions gave no indication that the latest remarks by his boss would push him to resign: “We love this job, we love this department, and I plan to continue to do so as long as that is appropriate.”

+ Trump also indicated that he believed Mueller would be crossing a red line if his investigation moved into his private financial dealings. According to Bloomberg, that red line is already in Mueller’s rearview mirror. And from the NYT: Big German Bank, Key to Trump’s Finances, Faces New Scrutiny.

+ And, in the midst of all the scandals and bluster, some policy news from Reuters: Trump ends CIA arms support for anti-Assad Syria rebels: “The U.S. decision, said one of the officials, is part of an effort by the administration to improve relations with Russia, which along with Iranian-supported groups has largely succeeded in preserving Assad’s government in the six-year-civil war.”