“For the past four years, Donald Trump’s critics have harbored a persistent fantasy that there would be one definitive moment when he would finally be subject to the accountability he so richly deserves … And yet the fantasy will not entirely die. There is still the chance, no matter how slim, that this will all end with Trump in an orange jumpsuit being carted off to prison. The flickering dream of a final Trump purge from public life took slightly more tangible shape on Thursday, in a New York City courtroom.” Susan Glasser in The New Yorker: The Persistent Fantasy of a Trump Knockout Punch. (It’s not just about a Trump knock-out. It’s about the rule of law getting up off the canvas.)

+ Bloomberg: Trump CFO’s Luxury Perks Could Lead to Long Prison Sentence.