My rant - Nunes decided to cancel the open hearing next week to try and keep this stuff this fellow is talking about from coming out to the public, but out it will. It was a very, very wide and deep net cast by Intel over several months and is now being drawn closed. As more stories pan out, new investigations are being launched by the FBI and CIA and Intelligence agencies around there world to pursue those leads, and those nets will also be pulled back to shore to reveal what they will reveal however hard Trump's surrogates try to cut the lines because the amount of evidence and events are of such enormity and clarity that even a part of the story is damming enough now.
But, what is at stake is not just Russian interference in several imperfect, but democratic elections. More importantly, Trump et al and the RNC decided that any and all elections could be bought, manipulated, distorted, and the very foundation of democracy cracked wide open...in order to win. The age of bots, personal data collection, and consciousless parroting blogs, politicians, writers, media outlets, corporations, and oligarchies really thought that THIS was their moment to take it all. They did not expect the Resistance on every level from public to political, from poor to rich, from aged to young, from every color and every culture and every sex, and every belief, and every heart that knows itself to be connected to every other, however tangentially or immediate.
This new form of social manipulation is not going away. We must not only hold those to account who violated our laws and our trust but we must enact laws that regulate and protect societies from the abuses of such new technologies...or we shall pass into a form of social control by the highest bidder. If we thought dealing with big money in politics was bad, we are now dealing with its hungry spawn.