What we have is a cheesy reality show, set in a stately house, with made-for-television histrionics, backstabbing and major character moves.
At the intersection of law and politics, the indictment of 13 Russians and three Russian businesses is about as big as it gets.
The GOP memo, however, includes revelations that may complicate efforts by the president and his allies to undermine Robert Mueller's Russia investigation.
The attorney general breaks from prepared remarks in a speech on human trafficking to praise Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
The New York Times alleges that the president backed off in June after White House lawyer Don McGahn threatened to resign rather than convey the order to the Justice Department.
The attorney general is the highest-ranking Trump administration official and first Cabinet member known to have submitted to questioning.
In possibly declining to be interviewed, the president calls the investigation into possible coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign a "phony cloud" over his administration.
High-powered investigators appointed to look into the president's affairs all seem to end up in the unemployment line.