President Trump has assembled a legal team to present his defense during the Senate impeachment trial, and it’s a Who’s Who of WTF. The team now includes two familiar names: Ken Starr and Alan Dershowitz. (All they need now are The Joker and The Riddler. I would have included a Catwoman joke here, but Trump tried to grab her p… oh forget it.) It’s a reunion of sorts for the dynamic duo, who both worked to enable Jeffrey Epstein to keep on keepin’ on. Dershowitz has of course successfully represented many other defendants including Claus von B├╝low and OJ Simpson (who is currently looking for the real killers of the Ukrainian military aid); and Starr, who in addition to leading the Clinton impeachment, was ousted from Baylor following during a sexual assault coverup scandal in 2016. Trump once said of his new lawyer: “Starr’s a freak. I bet he’s got something in his closet.” If he didn’t then, he will by the time this trial is over. Perhaps the latest twist in this saga was best summed up by Monica Lewinsky: “this is definitely an ‘are you f–king kidding me?’ kinda day.” (Yeah, kinda like all of the last thousand days or so…) If you can take it, here’s the latest on the impeachment from WaPo.

+ “You’re a bunch of dopes and babies.” Inside Trump’s stunning tirade against generals (an excerpt from the upcoming book: A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump’s Testing of America.) It’s taken us a few years to assess just how bad Trump’s first days in office were. I’m guessing that the final accounting of his tenure will have more pages than his inauguration had attendees (which at last count, was a billion or so…)

+ WaPo: “More than 8 in 10 black Americans say they believe Trump is a racist and that he has made racism a bigger problem in the country. Nine in 10 disapprove of his job performance overall.” (Even “My African American” has dropped Trump.)