With the press in full frenzy, Jim VandeHei and I just posted a big-picture piece you'll want to read in full:
"Trump claims traditional media represent a stronger, more effective opposition party than the Democrats. So far, he's undeniably correct. This has only a little to do with the Democrats.
"It has a lot to do with the media, which was unambiguously anti-Trump during and after the presidential campaign, but is now legitimately hammering away on administration scandals and missteps. A snarling press corps is turning ravenous."
- The big change: "The media — often, but not always, with an assist from anti-Trump career government employees — is the new U.S. Oversight Committee."
- The news cyclone: "[T]here is no incentive for reporters to calm down, take a breath, give Trump the benefit of the doubt."
- Why it matters: "Trump and senior strategist Steve Bannon are clearly right about the media being the opposition. What was once a useful foil for Trump is becoming a real danger to his ability to control the national conversation — and govern."
Mood music ... Wall Street Journal front-page tease, "Is This Trump's Watergate?," to column by Dan Henninger: "Unless Team Trump gets back to the basics of the 2016 election, 1974 could return ... A president's blood is in the water and another White House staff can only look out the windows as the sharks arrive."
"[A] good question is whether they'll drain the swamp before the swamp swallows them. ... Trump and Bannon should give an older member of the Washington establishment a temporary Oval Office visa to talk about what it was like during Watergate."
Who should that be? Email me firstname.lastname@example.org, and I'll share your suggestions tomorrow.