“In May 2018, the White House Counsel’s Office, which at the time was led by Mr. McGahn, recommended to Mr. Trump that Mr. Kushner not be given a clearance at that level. But the next day, Mr. Trump ordered Mr. Kelly to grant it to Mr. Kushner anyway.” NYT: Trump Ordered Officials to Give Jared Kushner a Security Clearance.

+ “Whenever I run into somebody who was there during that period, they still seem shaken and appalled by the experience. And it turned out to be a blueprint for the way the Trump administration planned to govern.” Inside the Chaotic Early Days of Trump’s Foreign Policy. We’re still getting insights into the first few days of the Trump era. It reminds me of this recent headline from The Onion: Mueller Investigation Nearly Done With First Day Of Trump Campaign.