The First Watergate Story Was on Page 32

Because it just about got buried yesterday, and will almost certainly get buried today.

Intercepted Russian Communications Part of Inquiry Into Trump Associates

This is likely what those hair on fire Congressmen heard in their intelligence briefing the that prompted such anger and initiated the boycott of the inauguaster.  This is way more troubling than golden showers and if provable can be the smoking gun that confirms the suspected links between Putin and the Trump campaign.

The continuing counterintelligence investigation means that Mr. Trump will take the oath of office on Friday with his associates under investigation and after the intelligence agencies concluded that the Russian government had worked to help elect him. As president, Mr. Trump will oversee those agencies and have the authority to redirect or stop at least some of these efforts.

The most chilling part of this story is why certain sources came forward to talk to the press about this.

Representatives of the agencies involved declined to comment. Of the half-dozen current and former officials who confirmed the existence of the investigations, some said they were providing information because they feared the new administration would obstruct their efforts. All spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the cases.

We have to assume we are living in an authoritarian regime now and the people and the press will have to be extra vigilant.

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