One prominent figure neither taken into custody nor charged with conspiring against United States this week was Hillary Clinton—or “Crooked Hillary,” if you follow President Trump’s frenzied tweetstorms.
This was a big disappointment to the embattled chief executive. The impending arrest of his Russia-friendly campaign manager Paul Manafort drove Trump up the wall. “There is so much GUILT by Democrats/Clinton,” he tweeted “and now the facts are pouring out. DO SOMETHING!”
Never mind that the only reason for hiring so compromised a figure as Manafort to begin with appeared to be his Moscow connections. White House Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders contended that the “real Russia scandal” was that the “Clinton campaign paid for the fake Russia dossier, then lied about it & covered it up.” In fact, Mother Jones’ October 2016 news story revealing the dossier’s existence stated that Democrats sponsored it.…