“The assessment was included in at least one of President Donald Trump’s written daily intelligence briefings at the time, according to the officials. Then-national security adviser John Bolton also told colleagues at the time that he briefed Trump on the intelligence assessment in March 2019.” AP: White House aware of Russian bounties in 2019. (I’m not sure putting it in his written daily briefing would do much. It seems like Trump only reads two things: Love letters from Kim Jong Un and orders from Putin.)

+ There are two big stories here. The first is that troops may have been put in danger because of laziness, ignorance, or something worse. The second is that leaks from insiders are coming so fast even Laird Hamilton wants no part of this wave. Carl Bernstein in CNN: “In hundreds of highly classified phone calls with foreign heads of state, President Donald Trump was so consistently unprepared for discussion of serious issues, so often outplayed in his conversations with powerful leaders like Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Erdogan, and so abusive to leaders of America’s principal allies, that the calls helped convince some senior US officials — including his former secretaries of state and defense, two national security advisers and his longest-serving chief of staff — that the President himself posed a danger to the national security of the United States.”