“The unassuming lawyer who worked on the plan, Jeffrey Clark, had been devising ways to cast doubt on the election results and to bolster Mr. Trump’s continuing legal battles and the pressure on Georgia politicians. Because Mr. Rosen had refused the president’s entreaties to carry out those plans, Mr. Trump was about to decide whether to fire Mr. Rosen and replace him with Mr. Clark. The department officials, convened on a conference call, then asked each other: What will you do if Mr. Rosen is dismissed? The answer was unanimous. They would resign.” During the same week Trump was inciting an insurrection of the Capitol and pressuring Georgia officials to overturn election results, he was also plotting to oust the acting attorney general to help his cause.

+ Are these seditious acts bad enough to get Trump convicted by the Senate? As the articles of impeachment get sent over, it’s not looking likely.

+ Trump won’t face legal consequences for holding onto his DC hotel and other business interests while president. (Man, this era is going to teach some very troubling lessons to the next American authoritarian…)

+ Jane Mayer in the The New Yorker: Why McConnell Dumped Trump.