“It is at once shockingly corrupt, blatantly unethical, probably illegal, and yet, at the same time, shabby, small, and ineptly executed.”The New Yorker’s Adam Davidson on the really bad past few days for Individual One. The Ineptitude of Donald Trump’s Co-Conspirators.

+ Russians interacted with at least 14 Trump associates during the campaign and transition.

+ Accused Russian spy Maria Butina has changed her plea (and appears to have had a change of heart about cooperating).

+ Trump first wanted his attorney general pick William Barr for another job: Defense lawyer. (That’s not surprising. For two years he was incensed with Jeff Sessions for not doing both of those jobs at once…)

+ With John Kelly on the way out, who wants to be chief of staff?