From the New Yorker, Ronan Farrow on the National Enquirer, a Trump rumor, and another secret payment to buy silence (and more). White House discovers that Trump listens more “when it’s on TV”. Fox & Friends: Influence comes with the president’s ear. “To hell with it’: Trump becoming increasingly difficult to guide in WH. Watergate lawyer Richard Ben-Veniste on how Trump is going full Nixon on Mueller. The principle of professional law enforcement is now on the line: If the president can, with impunity, remove the deputy attorney general, the very notion that law enforcement has a higher function than serving power becomes a lie. Donald Trump will do anything to avoid prosecution — and John Bolton will help. Everyone should stop doing this: Stop playing chicken with this particular president.