From Daily Beast: “President Donald Trump has left the impression with foreign officials, members of his administration, and others involved in Iranian negotiations that he is actively considering a French plan to extend a $15 billion credit line to the Iranians if Tehran comes back into compliance with the Obama-era nuclear deal.” (If this story is true, it’s likely to put a pretty big dent in the sales of The Art of the Deal.)

+ With John Bolton gone, the biggest voice in the room on this matter (and just about every other foreign policy) will be Mike Pompeo. In a notoriously cutthroat administation, he’s the last one standing, for now. NYT: For Mike Pompeo, a Moment of Singular Influence.