Situational awareness: Rep. Trent Franks has resigned effective today, citing his wife's health. Shortly after his announcement, the AP and Politico released stories further detailing his attempts to have staffers be surrogates for his children.
Another big Trump-Russia story fell apart today, with CNN forced to issue a big correction. It's the third Trump-Russia story to have issues in the past week, Axios' Shane Savitsky notes.
The details: CNN reported this morning that senior Trump campaign officials, including Trump himself, received an email from an unknown sender on September 4, 2016 that linked them to what could have been unreleased WikiLeaks documents. The Washington Post issued their own report later in the afternoon that the email was actually sent on September 14 — and linked to a trove of documents that WikiLeaks had publicly released a day earlier.
Two others over the past seven days: