What a president says matters. Mr. Trump's feckless mouthings so besmirch his policies as to sap whatever plausibility they might otherwise possess.
It is actually clear: Flynn is telling all. Special Counsel Robert Mueller has won him over as a key witness.
Far beyond being picturesque, the lies told by Trump could have serious consequences, not only for him but also for the political future of the United States.
'Impeachment would be a messy, contentious affair, but the alternative – three more years of destabilizing dysfunction – is worse.'
Can his presidency still be salvaged? No.