So far, we can fault the whistleblower for one thing: He didn’t seem to understand broad scope of the wrong-doing, and the nature of those involved. WaPo on the latest shoe to drop: Two business associates of Trump’s personal attorney Giuliani have been arrested on campaign finance charges. “The two men, who helped Giuliani investigate Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, were arrested Wednesday night in Virginia, according to a person familiar with the charges.” (Maybe Trump is trying to get revenge on federal law enforcement agencies by making them work overtime.) Meanwhile, in another brewing scandal, Bloomberg reports that “President Donald Trump pressed then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to help persuade the Justice Department to drop a criminal case against an Iranian-Turkish gold trader who was a client of Rudy Giuliani.”

+ Will this series of Rudy awakenings cause cracks in the support Trump still enjoys from his enablers? For the answer, it might be informative to look back and see how long it took for Nixon’s key supporters to finally kick Dick. FiveThirtyEight:
It Took A Long Time For Republicans To Abandon Nixon.

+ There are countless differences between Nixon’s Watergate and Trump’s Everything-gate (not the least of which is that Nixon tried to hide his crimes). But the way Watergate unfolded is remarkably informative, and a great way to look back on that era is by listening to Slate’s Slow Burn, a riveting podcast that tells the story of what it felt like to watch a president fall