Have you noticed that the "unmasking" meme has fallen away from the Orange Julius Caesar cabal's whining? Why might that be? Reporting that the FBI had an informant talking to Page, Papadopoulos, and Clovis very early in the investigation has created the spy meme. Hmmm. May be they were warned that such talk will only speed up the inevitable end.
Last night's MSNBC nightly feed included Maddow's refreshing of the Nixon Enemies List, in the context of Orange Julius Caesar's secret attempt to coerce the PO into doubling(!) Amazon's delivery charge. That shouldn't be surprising. What I noted was Maddow's use of video and audio from the Watergate investigation. The tapes proved that Nixon, et al, really did subvert the law. The outing of the Amazon/PO corruption was offered as today's version. But I disagree.
From the moment that Comey told us that the FBI had an open investigation into Trump/Russia, I inferred the jig was up. Maddow came this close to closing the circle. Have I mentioned in the course of these missives that I spent some time working for Jack Anderson? Well, yes. And you can find the articles I worked on if you look hard enough. This was after Anderson was co-opted by Reagan, but he had long since quit doing much reporting or writing, leaving that to the staff. I got to meet some spooks. That was fun.
My time in DC convinces me that the intelligence community, the NSA in particular, has the Trump Tapes. It's perfectly legal for NSA/CIA/FBI to sweep up Americans who engage with foreigners in treasonous activities. Doesn't matter where their feet are at the time. The cabal knows what it did, and was counting on not winning to keep their activities from public view. Thus the FISA nonsense. They just wanted the money. Just as Jared extorted from Qatar. In due time, the community will release the tapes. Whether Orange Julius Caesar spends time in prison is the only question.