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Situational awareness: Sen. John McCain has decided to stop medical treatment for the brain cancer that was diagnosed last summer, his family announced today.
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The immunity deal for the Trump organization's chief financial officer leaves no doubt: This has been, unequivocally, the worst week of Donald Trump's presidency.
The big picture: The warning lights of growing legal jeopardy are flashing red. His former lawyer and campaign manager are going to jail, the lawyer has implicated him in a federal crime, and now his CFO and the head of the National Enquirer have been given immunity to share what they know.
Why it matters, from Axios' Jonathan Swan: For the first time, I’m hearing real fear and concern in the voices of Trump allies.
All of this goes way beyond the Robert Mueller investigation. This is now in the hands of federal prosecutors, and they can keep going regardless of what happens with the Russia probe — including, possibly, digging into Trump's business affairs.
What we don't know: The Weisselberg immunity deal might not mean he's ready to spill a lot of secrets. Any good white collar lawyer would request immunity for their client. We don't even know for sure that federal prosecutors are looking for anything in the Trump organization, other than evidence of campaign violations.
The bottom line: Trump's legal peril is getting worse, not better.
McCain talks to reporters in October after a Senate Armed Services Committee briefing. Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images
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