Rudy Giuliani just moved the goal posts. Then he dismantled them, ground them into a fine powder, and sprinkled that dust over some of America’s recently unprotected national lands and waterways. What now? Rudy says he’s not sure collusion is a crime: “I don’t even know if that’s a crime, colluding about Russians. You start analyzing the crime — the hacking is the crime. … The President didn’t hack.” (Does hacking our democracy count?)

+ Meanwhile, Trump is now working to spread the word that he had a very nasty relationship with the special counsel. (This included a “contentious business relationship,” which, for those scoring at home, Trump has had with just about anyone with whom he’s done business — from local banks in New York City to the entire continent of Europe…)

+ What’s the point of continuing with this scorched earth campaign? The point is that it works. Consider this stat from WaPo: Three-quarters of Republicans trust Trump over the media.