“I think Mr. Mulvaney’s acknowledgment means that things have gone from very, very bad to much, much worse.” So said Adam Schiff after Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney basically confirmed the quid pro quo at the heart of the impeachment investigation. Here’s the latest on that scandal.

+ Emolumental Breakdown: Meanwhile, Mulvaney also announced that the 2020 G7 summit will be held at Trump National in Doral, Florida. For the record, Doral could use the dough. (In the grand scheme of all his schemes, hosting the G-7 at the Trump Doral is a minor nuisance. But there’s something bigger going on. The administration believes it can get away with anything. And, so far, they have reason to believe that.)