August 7, 2017 12:13 PM EDT

New White House Chief of Staff John Kelly’s efforts to impose order on the West Wing may be meeting its match in the President of the United States. While Kelly has already taken significant steps to control the flow of information and policy options to the president, Donald Trump is still tweeting away as though nothing has changed. Like his predecessor, Kelly can hardly be happy with Trump’s tirades against the press or opposition lawmakers, but it may be beyond his control to bring the Tweeter in Chief in line with the new structures. But Kelly’s presence can certainly be seen in the West Wing meetings and staff gatherings, as he has moved to normalize what had been a dysfunctional White House. Bickering aides are told to resolve their differences before going to the president, policy briefings are expected to remain on topic, and Kelly will not be tolerate other aides’ freelancing. Trump has thus far encouraged the changes, entrusting the former Marine general with authorities he wouldn’t give to Reince Priebus. But the million-dollar question among White House staff is for how long will it be until Trump chafes at the effort to impose order.

Trump’s evangelical backers try to ease the Vatican’s concerns. The Department of Justice promises a leak crackdown. And find out whether you might qualify for a green card under Trump’s new plan.

Here are your must reads:

Must Reads

President Trump’s Evangelical Advisers Seek to Tamp Down Vatican Criticism
They’ve requested a meeting with the Pope, TIME’s Elizabeth Dias reports

New Chief of Staff Kelly Moves Quickly to Tame Trump’s Tweets
But he’s had mixed success [Bloomberg]

Under Trump, Coal Mining Gets New Life on U.S. Lands
A business-friendly secretary of the interior has moved to invigorate a struggling industry [New York Times]

North Korea Can Show It’s Ready for Negotiations by Stopping Missile Launches, Tillerson Says
Regime rejects terms [Washington Post]

Trump’s Unprecedented Hands-On Messaging Carries Risks
He’s his own communications director [Washington Post]

Sound Off

“We talked about it in the discussion we had with Minister Lavrov yesterday — and trying to help them understand just how serious this incident had been and how seriously it had damaged the relationship between the US and the American people and the Russian people.” — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on raising the issue of Russian election meddling with his counterpart

“Hard to believe that with 24/7 #Fake News on CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, NYTIMES & WAPO, the Trump base is getting stronger!” — Trump on Twitter Monday morning

Bits and Bites

The Trump Administration Pledges to Crack Down on Leaks [TIME]

Many Politicians Lie. But Trump Has Elevated the Art of Fabrication [New York Times]

Find Out If President Trump Would Let You Immigrate to America [TIME]

‘Laughable and Absurd.’ Vice President Mike Pence Denies That He’s Mulling a 2020 Presidential Run [TIME]

Chicago Is Suing the Trump Administration Over Threats to Withhold Sanctuary City Funding [TIME]

Rex Tillerson Says the U.S. Will Soon Respond to Russia’s Ouster of Diplomats [Associated Press]

Rosenstein: Special counsel Mueller can investigate any crimes he uncovers in Russia probe [Washington Post]

Trump’s “dangerously low” support among his base [Axios]

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