“People do not appreciate how far we have fallen from normal standards of presidential accountability. Today we have a president who is willing not only to comment prejudicially on criminal prosecutions but to comment on ones that potentially affect him. He does both of these things almost daily. He is not just sounding a dog whistle. He is lobbying for a result. The president has stepped over bright ethical and moral lines wherever he has encountered them. Every day brings a new low, with the president exposing himself as a deliberate liar who will say whatever he pleases to get whatever he wants. If he were ‘on the box’ at Quantico, he would break the machine.” Andrew McCabe is the latest participant in the Trump saga to write a book. Here’s an excerpt from The Atlantic: Every Day Is a New Low in Trump’s White House.

+ Vox: According to McCabe, DOJ discussed using 25th Amendment to remove Trump. (Aside from Fox & Friends, so has pretty much everyone else in America…)

+ Meanwhile, a judge ruled that Paul Manafort intentionally lied to investigators. That nullifies his plea deal and could mean he’ll spend the rest of his life behind bars. (Manafort’s reckless decision to lie and ultimately void his cooperation deal has only two possible explanations: 1. He’s been led to believe it will result in a Trump pardon. 2. He’s more afraid of Putin and the oligarchs than he is of Mueller and prison.)