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Nugget in a Wall Street Journal front-pager about Trump's coming staff shakeup (by Michael Bender and Peter Nicholas):

"One major change under consideration would see the president's social media posts vetted by a team of lawyers ... The idea, said one of Mr. Trump's advisers, is to create a system so that tweets 'don't go from the president's mind out to the universe.'"

  • Barry Bennett, a former Trump campaign aide: ""I would be shocked if he would agree to that."
  • Memo to the folks who are plotting this: This has been tried before. Ask the inner circle from the transition.
  • West Wing sources tell me a more likely scenario is for Marc Kasowitz, the lawyer leading Trump's outside Russia defense, might convince him he absolutely has to vet tweets relating to Russia.
  • Be smart: Good luck with that, sir.

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  4. Health: Trump announces plan to distribute 150 million rapid tests —The childless vaccine.
  5. Media: Fauci: Some of what Fox News reports about COVID-19 is "outlandish"
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  7. World: More than 1 million people have now died from coronavirus — India the second country after U.S. to hit 6 million cases.

Bob Woodward: "I was not going to hide" my opinion on Trump

Bob Woodward didn't want to join Senate Republicans in privately condemning President Trump but declining to do so publicly, he told Jonathan Swan in an interview for "Axios on HBO."

Why it matters: Woodward has covered 9 presidents, but Trump is the first that Woodward explicitly described as "the wrong man for the job."

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In the latest episode of "Axios on HBO," Jonathan Swan interviews Bob Woodward about his new book, "Rage," which was based on 19 interviews with President Trump.