It remains one story--and one outrage--among many, usually newer. But Rachel Maddow, Lawrence O'Donnell and Keith Olbermann are following the Russia Connection to the current White House regime and the election that made them the regime, every day. They are following on-the-ground reporting, for instance, recently in the New York Times, the Daily Beast and Politico.
I won't attempt to reiterate. But it continues to smell big time, because the regime is quietly engineering a cover-up, and so far it is very successful.
A few lowlights: The House investigation directed by Republicans has gone silent. The Senate investigation, which made much of its bipartisan intent to get to the bottom of it all even if the House didn't, has reportedly hired no staff to investigate full time, no experienced investigators at all, issued no requests for documents and subpoenaed no witnesses.
While a Politico story and a House Oversight Committee report has deepened the almost unbelievable security screwup of Mike Flynn, Russian Agent as presidential National Security Advisor, the White House insists it has no documents, none at all, concerning Flynn in the White House or during the campaign.
Meanwhile the Justice Department is quietly replacing key personnel to insure that its investigation will quietly die. The FBI investigation may go on for months or years, in public silence. Even that investigation is overseen by the new Deputy Attorney General, a regime loyalist.
That Republicans control all three branches of the federal government which makes it easy to collude with this cover-up, and hard not to. Who can put country above party will tell the tale. But so far we face what seems to be an unprecedented situation for a well known national security scandal: a cover-up that works.
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