CNBC’s Eamon Javers reports that a “source close to” John Bolton said in defense of the now-former National Security Adviser, “Since Ambassador Bolton has been National Security advisor over the last 17 months, there have been no bad deals.”

And this conversation between the anonymous NSC official and reporters took place right in front of Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham’s office:

Why is this official still anonymous, however? Everyone in the administration now knows exactly who it was:

Reporters are calling what just happened “remarkable” for the folks at home who might not think this was a big deal:

This could get ugly: