Then came the news (link here) that the eighth mysterious participant in Donald Trump Jr.'s secret meeting with shady Kremlin emissaries had previously been linked to money-laundering and that he, too, was Russian. A few hours later, the news broke (link here) that Robert Mueller was definitely investigating what happened at that meeting for possible criminal violations.
The biggest story of the day exploded (link here) when it was revealed that Trump had a second, previously undisclosed hour-long meeting with Vladimir Putin at the G20. Trump had utterly no backup in the meeting -- no translator, no diplomats, no assistants, nothing -- in direct violation of national security policies.
It's no wonder that Trump's six-month-old presidency is being labeled a catastrophe. The New Republic ran an item yesterday (link here) with the title "Donald Trump’s first six months in office have been a spectacular failure." Buzzfeed published an article (link here) with the title "Trump Is Showing The World What A Weak American Presidency Looks Like."
When will Republicans wake up to the fact that Trump and Michael Pence need to be swept aside with an impeachment? That would elevate Paul Ryan to President, but he'd be better than this circus of corrupt clowns occupying the White House now.
In the best of all worlds, in the 2018 midterm elections, Democrats will gain the majority in the House of Representatives and really amp up public investigations into Trump's house of shame.