President Trump has announced that the nomination of Rep. John Ratcliffe to be the next director of national intelligence is being withdrawn:

Trump said he’ll announce another nomination soon. In the meantime, CNN’s Brian Stelter has credited the media:

Is that a victory lap? It seems a little like a victory lap:

Perhaps Stelter will have Dan Rather and Michael Avenatti on the next “Reliable Sources” to discuss the “real reporting” events of the day.