CNN Politics writes that President Trump’s admission on Twitter last Thursday that he does not in fact have any tapes of conversations between himself and former FBI Director James Comey “capped a six-week charade that damaged his presidency and cast doubt on his personal credibility” and constituted “…a surreal new twist to a presidency that has often already stretched the limits of credulity, and has challenged conventions on the decorum and gravity expected in the behavior of the person who holds the office itself.”

Read the entire CNN article about how this situation affects the presidency and the country here.

The New York Times further writes in an article published today that one of Trump’s subsequent tweets amounts to an admission that his “tapes” comment was meant to influence Comey.