The Post reports on a stunning development:
Republicans such as Sens. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) who continue to play defense for the president will now be put to the test. More responsible members including GOP House and Senate committee members will need to decide if they need to accelerate their investigation into Russia meddling. And certainly, this breaking news adds a further level of intrigue to the unfolding story behind the firing of former FBI director James B. Comey.
Moreover, it is interesting that someone within the administration felt compelled to leak the information, an act sure to infuriate the president. Plainly there are those in the administration who think Trump imperils our security. We should thank these patriots, but also move to investigate and, if need be, remove the man who proves over and over again to be compromised or unfit or both.
Update: Thomas Wright of the Brookings Institution tells me: “This is quite literally the sum of all fears. For the past few months, we have heard that Trump is normalizing. It is nonsense. There are some sensible people around him working around the clock to avert catastrophe but ultimately he is in charge and he will do what he wants, no matter how mad.” He adds, “We are blind and dancing on the precipice.”