Bear with me a moment. This whole spying-disrupting-electing-bugging-dissembling-swaggering-accusing thing makes my head go funny inside. And hurt. Really hurt.
Wading through or trying to walk around in as much of the story as the rational mind can assimilate, I come down at last to one question. Well, to a lot of questions, but one of them seems obvious and I don’t understand when it hasn’t been asked before.
- The Russians did in some manner attempt to influence the 2016 Presidential election.
- Several individuals and committees and boards of inquiry have been probing the extent and possible consequences of that Russian interference.
- Said individuals/committees/boards are in agreement that something happened but they can’t report on what they have found out.
- They also agree that they have not had access to all presumably extant information.
Somebody or somebodies somewhere are sitting on and apparently refusing to tell what they know. Rather, what they knew and when.
Somebody knew some very important shit way back probably as much as a year, information pertinent to and possibly destructive of our democratic processes.
- So how come aforementioned somebodies did not speak out back then?
- Is it not the purpose of gathering national intelligence to apply what is discovered to the advantage of the nation?
- Why, to cut to the chase, did various security agencies not inform us: the public, the press, the government what was going on?
And right this very minute — 10:42 AM MONDAY — with the sort of timing you find only in the most cheesy of spy novels, comes a bulletin from The New York Times. FBI Director James Comey has “publicly confirmed an investigation into Russian interference in the presidential election and whether associates of the president were in contact with Moscow.”