Can a news story be shocking and uneventful all at once? This one from last night is shocking…
Stepping back for a minute: If no other reporting existed on Trump/Russia, the fact that the FBI started a CI investigation to determine whether or not the sitting president of the US was either comprised by or an agent of Russia, it would be the biggest political story…ever. https://t.co/RRenfxbgmH
— Natasha Bertrand (@NatashaBertrand) January 12, 2019
…but uneventful inasmuch as everyone already assumes that Trump’s relationship with Russia is what Bob Mueller’s spent the past 20 months investigating. Technically he’s investigating whether there was collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign but of course the head of the campaign was Trump himself. The electric suspense surrounding the probe springs from the president’s own possible complicity. It’s a major scandal if Paul Manafort was sharing campaign information with the Russians. It’s an historic crisis if he was doing so at Trump’s behest.