Campaign cash or political promotion?
One ping only, Vasily.
“I think it gravely concerning to the members of the committee…”
“There is more than circumstantial evidence now.”
“[H]e would influence politics, business dealings and news coverage inside the United States, Europe and the former Soviet republics.”
“… it serves as a crutch for the imagination.”
“I cannot say more about what we are doing and whose conduct we are examining.”
Out with the old. Not so much in with the new.
“I think maybe he’s gotten a little unhinged.”
“There is smoke, but there is no fire, at all.”
“the agency that is supposed to investigate computer intrusions in Russia is itself engaged in hacking…”
“I don’t think there was an actual tap of Trump Tower.”
Sword of Damocles
“The President used the word ‘wiretaps’ in quotes to mean, broadly, surveillance and other activities.”
Be careful what you wish for.
“I don’t think the conclusions are going to meet people’s expectations.”
“At least between the Trump campaign and WikiLeaks.”
“…lies, innuendo, and no evidence.”
“At least some groups have paid the ransoms…”
“I have no hard evidence of collusion.”
“Just for the record, we are all really nervous. So if people out there feel nervous, we do too.”
In search of.
“I have not seen them. I believe they exist.”
“…it is not unusual for presidential campaign teams to interact with diplomats.”
Sudden Scruples Onset Syndrome.
“The outcome of the inquiry, and whether it is ongoing, wasn’t clear…”
Sessions: “Whenever it’s appropriate.”
“The downfall does not come from the crime, it comes from the cover-up…”
Paul: Maybe we should wait for a law to be broken first.
“what I’ve been told by many folks is that there’s nothing there.”
Probably wasn’t going to happen anyway
The decline and fall of societal norms goes mainstream