We're in the home stretch.
The country awaits the final investigative report from Special Counsel Robert Mueller regarding alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government to impact the outcome of the 2016 election. Those who have been watching this slow-rolling dumpster fire of leaks and counterleaks, accusations and counteraccusations, can wait for that report to actually see the light of day.
Not so for the pre-motivated.
On the one side, we have Representative Adam Schiff (D., Calif.), a man who has reportedly set up a pup tent complete with electric generator and portable outhouse just outside the doors of the CNN studios. On Tuesday, he declared in a column in USA Today that Mueller would undoubtedly uncover material that would make Trump susceptible to Russian pressure. “What else does he have to hide and, more urgently, who else knows about it?” Schiff wrote. “Was the effort to consummate a deal in Moscow the only financial leverage the Russians had over the president, or is there more?” Schiff then went on to speculate that Trump’s obeisance to the Saudi regime could be based on financial interests, too.
Needless to say, there’s no evidence of any of this.