This is it! We’ve felt that way time and again over the past two years as Trump-related breaking news has broken the internet (and nearly broken us). But this story really does feel different. Buzzfeed’s Jason Leopold and Anthony Cormier have been tracking the Trump Tower Moscow story for a long time. And they just published this blockbuster. “President Donald Trump directed his longtime attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about negotiations to build a Trump Tower in Moscow, according to two federal law enforcement officials involved in an investigation of the matter. Trump also supported a plan, set up by Cohen, to visit Russia during the presidential campaign, in order to personally meet President Vladimir Putin and jump-start the tower negotiations. ‘Make it happen,’ the sources said Trump told Cohen.”

+ Why is this story different? What has changed in DC that should make you believe this is a bigger deal than the last two hundred shocking stories? Let me take a crack at answering those questions. Red Handed: Ten QuickThoughts on the Beginning of the End of the Trump Presidency.

+ Update: Then again, maybe not

+ WaPo: Five big takeaways from the stunning report that Trump told Cohen to lie.

+ Susan B Glaser in The New Yorker: “Are We Really Where We Are?” Trump, Putin, and Washington’s Unbelievable New Normal.

+ Meanwhile, back at the shutdown