“The ambassador’s deputy, Lewis A. Lukens, advised him not to do it, warning that it would be an unethical use of the presidency for private gain, these people said. But Mr. Johnson apparently felt pressured to try. A few weeks later, he raised the idea of Turnberry playing host to the Open with the secretary of state for Scotland, David Mundell.” NYT: Trump’s Request of an Ambassador Woody Johnson: Get the British Open for Me. (Using the power of the presidency for personal gain? No way! In any other administration this would result in impeachment hearings. Turnberry should be renamed Turncoatberry…)

+ Why would an ambassador agree to something that a third grader would know is classic corruption? Meet Woody Johnson.

+ Meanwhile, Trump on Ghislaine Maxwell: “I wish her well.”