“Murphy says the acting secretary of DHS, Chad Wolf, told him twice — once in May and again in July — to withhold reporting on potential Russian threats to the election because it cast the president in a bad light. Murphy says he was also told to emphasize potential threats from China and Iran. Murphy says Wolf told him these instructions came from White House national security adviser Robert O’Brien.” Whistleblower Alleges DHS Told Him To Stop Reporting On Russia Threat. (These reports go to law enforcement agencies tasked with doing something about them. If proven, this action alone would be impeachable in the country formerly known as America.)

+ “A Trump administration appointee at the Department of Health and Human Services is trying to prevent Anthony Fauci, the government’s top infectious disease expert, from speaking about the risks that coronavirus poses to children.” Politico: Emails show HHS official trying to muzzle Fauci.

+ As we know from the Woodward tapes, the President isn’t going to let a couple deaths (or a couple hundred thousand of them) hurt his re-election prospects. Here’s my take on the Woodward revelations from yesterday’s edition. All the President’s Mendacity. Plus, 5 Takeaways From ‘Rage,’ Bob Woodward’s New Book About Trump. And, “I saved his ass…” Trump brags about sticking up for Mohammed bin Salman after Jamal Khashoggi’s brutal murder.