Two comments and a political funeral (maybe)

Can you hear me now?

It’s difficult to know where the Trump/Russia connection will lead, how much of it is circumstantial as opposed to what might be provable in court. It certainly smell bad.

This is the lead of a new CNN report, which is admittedly full of qualifiers, but still suggests a lot of smoke.

The FBI has information that indicates associates of President Donald Trump communicated with suspected Russian operatives to possibly coordinate the release of information damaging to Hillary Clinton’s campaign, US officials told CNN.

This is partly what FBI Director James Comey was referring to when he made a bombshell announcement Monday before Congress that the FBI is investigating the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia, according to one source.

And this is a comment from Axios setting up a best-case scenario for those hoping to see Trump in handcuffs.

Watergate was a coverup of a burglary. This could be the coverup of a nuclear-armed U.S. nemesis that infiltrated our politics with the specific aim of disrupting the very foundation of our democracy — a presidential election — and did so, possibly, in a manner that elected its preferred candidate and locked in all party control that could decimate the opposition party for years.

The FBI will take their time, as they understand the implications of coming to any conclusion either exculpatory or damning for Trump.

There is no way to know if they will be able to secure the goods, but whatever the case, Trump and his cronies sure are acting guilty, if only that were enough.

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