Rules have been broken. Norms have been done away with. And that was all before we got into the thick of election season … when things could get really weird. WaPo: ‘Take the land’: President Trump wants a border wall. He wants it black. And he wants it by Election Day. The president reportedly “told worried subordinates that he will pardon them of any potential wrongdoing should they have to break laws to get the barriers built quickly.”

+ On a more festive (but still related) note: Attorney General William Barr booked Trump’s hotel for a $30,000 holiday party. (We should all find a nice Trump property where we can get together and discuss emoluments clauses…)