“Hannity played his part masterfully. But his friends told me he was burnt out for long stretches of the Trump presidency. Being the president’s ‘shadow chief of staff,’ as he was known around the White House, could be a thrill, but it was also a serious burden … Hannity chose this life, so no one felt sorry for him, but the stress took its toll. ‘Hannity would tell you, off-off-off the record, that Trump is a batshit crazy person,’ one of his associates said. Another friend concurred: “Hannity has said to me more than once, ‘he’s crazy.'” Brian Stelter, with a preview of his new book Hoax, in Vanity Fair: Fox News Staffers Feel Trapped in the Trump Cult. (So does the rest of America…)

+ The New Yorker: What Happens if Donald Trump Fights the Election Results? “Trump’s threats about rejecting the results come November are not idle. In 2016, Trump disputed the results of an election he won.”