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Bait and Snitch

Just as in Watergate, a low-level aide has blown the Russia probe wide open



STUBBORN MUELLER The special counsel has a lengthy list of Trump associates to grill and possibly squeeze regarding possible collusion with Russia.

“You are pouring shit on Russia, you bitch!” shouted the man, who was wearing a motorcycle helmet.

WHITE HOUSE SCANDALS HAVE A WAY OF turning nobodies into unfortunate somebodies. So it was 45 years ago in October with Donald Segretti, whom The Washington Post exposed as a major cog in a White House dirty tricks program to destroy Maine Senator Ed Muskie, the leading Democratic candidate for president. Segretti’s reported role added startling new context to what became known as the Watergate scandal. It showed that the June 1972 break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters was part of a much larger campaign of surveillance and sabotage against targets on President Richard Nixon’s “enemies list”—from reporters to liberal think tanks to dissident government officials like Daniel Ellsberg, who leaked the Pentagon Papers.

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POP GO THE WEASELS After centuries of indifference to or even tacit (and sometimes open) sanctioning of sexual harassment abuse or even assault, we are suddenly in the midst of a cock conflagration. Powerful men in Hollywood, politics, journalism and many other professions are being pilloried, sacked or jailed for piggish or even criminal behavior toward women. Now the monsters are finally facing their day of reckoning.