In the last couple days, we’ve learned a lot of troubling details about Matt Whitaker, President Trump’s interim Attorney General who got the gig after Jeff Sessions was squeezed out. When Trump was asked about his acting AG, “whose past business ties and comments on the Russia investigation and other topics have drawn scrutiny,” the president explained: “I don’t know Matt Whitaker.” (Even the Fox and Friends cast did a spit-take…)

+ As Trump signs a proclamation to deny asylum to many migrants crossing the southern border, The New Yorker’s Jonathan Blitzer looks at a key part of Jeff Session’s legacy: Jeff Sessions Is Out, But His Dark Vision for Immigration Policy Lives On.

+ WSJ: “Taken together, the accounts refute a two-year pattern of denials by Mr. Trump, his legal team and his advisers that he was involved in payoffs to Ms. McDougal and a former adult-film star. They also raise the possibility that the president of the United States violated federal campaign-finance laws.” Donald Trump Played Central Role in Hush Payoffs to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal.