The FBI Russiagate probe is a counter espionage not a criminal probe. Since no crime is alleged or suspected on the part of any US citizen – least of all Donald Trump – will claims that former FBI Director James Comey’s sacking is an obstruction of justice are groundless.
In an effort to revive belief in the discredited ‘Trump Dossier’ former and current US intelligence officials tell CNN that US intelligence has corroborated some of the conversations between Russian officials reported in the Dossier. The contents of the Dossier itself however show that that simply cannot be true.
During a press conference with the President of Moldova, Russian President Putin made clear his anger at the campaign underway in the US to delegitimise and box in President elect Trump, and his still greater anger at the way Russia and he personally are being involved in it.
After several rather lame false starts, the Neocons have now taken a step which can only be called a declaration of war against Donald Trump.