New leaks today about Trump Tower overtures to Russia during the campaign, apparently based on documents sent to congressional committees, are among the most damaging for President Trump so far.
Bloomberg reports Trump was briefed on the activity: "Trump discussed a proposal to build a hotel and condominium tower in Moscow on three occasions with his company's lawyer, who emailed Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman to ask for assistance on the project."
Axios' Jonathan Swan emails me these notes about why it matters:
"Floodwaters reached the roof lines of single-story homes ... and people could be heard pleading for help from inside as Harvey poured rain on the Houston area for a fourth consecutive day after a chaotic weekend of rising water and rescues," AP reports. Your quick catch-up:
What's next: President Trump heads to Texas tomorrow, but he'll stay away from Houston to avoid interfering in rescue operations, according to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott.
"During the hour-long ceremony leading to the unveiling of [an 8-foot, bronze] statue of Martin Luther King Jr. at the [Georgia] Capitol [today], ... Bernice King, the youngest of the four King siblings, [connected] the installation of her father's statue to the Charlottesville tragedy and the ensuing debate over Confederate imagery," the Atlanta Journal's Constitution's Jim Galloway writes.