“You can’t flip on someone unless you’ve got something to offer prosecutors. Usually, the defenders of suspects in prosecutors’ cross-hairs loudly proclaim their innocence, and insist that the investigation will ultimately vindicate them. But Trump’s chorus is singing from a different hymnal.” As insiders and pundits debate whether or not Michael Cohen or other Mueller targets will flip on Trump, The Atlantic’s David Graham asks a pretty good question: Why Do Trump’s Defenders Assume He’s Guilty?

+ Trump prides himself as staying on the offensive. So maybe it shouldn’t surprise us that, when backed into a legal corner, he’s turning to a prosecutor. Rudy Giuliani is now joining Trump’s legal team. (One assumes Rudy will be replaced as soon as Hannity passes the bar…)

+ And Rudy’s not the only New Yorker looking to make a mark on what is evolving into one of the biggest legal fights in presidential history. From the NYT: “Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman of New York is moving to change New York state law so that he and other local prosecutors would have the power to bring criminal charges against aides to President Trump who have been pardoned.”