Thursday open thread—Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
Well. Yesterday was an avalanche of news. Rather than go over it all again, you can see my live thread here:
Needless to say, it was a bad day for Trump and his regime.
But the thing which I missed was even worse for Trump.
The New York Times article on how the FBI began its Trump/Russia investigation has this little tidbit.
Yes, you read that correctly. The FBI was using an informant to shadow the Trump campaign. And please spare me DEEP STATE nostrums. As Trump himself famously stated: If you're taking the 5th, you must be guilty.
So, the FBI was treating the Trump campaign as a counter-intelligence operation. This is not a minor thing. We've had good presidents and bad presidents. We've never had a president who has been under investigation as a possible foreign agent. How the Republic moves on for this will define us.
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