It's no secret that Russia has been trying to undermine our intelligence agencies, basically since the Cold War.
Now, with help from the likes of Rep. Francis Rooney (R-Fla.) and others within the Republican party, they are finally beginning to see some very real results. Make no mistake: These efforts have been amplified by some in the pro-Trump press, such as Breitbart and Fox News.
As if that weren't enough, the president was one of the vanguard, one of the first attackers, and all this is happening with his continued blessings.Think about it: Trump, Putin, the alt-right Press and a contingent of Republican lawmakers are simultaneously attacking our intelligence community.
Possibly on a par with the military, we rely upon and trust our intelligence agencies to keep us safe. They are under attack.
The closer they get to the top, the more dangerous the man at the top will become. And with him, there's no telling what he'll do. He has the nuclear codes. If this doesn't scare the living bejeezus out of you, you're not paying attention.
I am very afraid for all of us. I am very afraid of the potential demise of the United States of America, perhaps the greatest experiment-in-progress in self-governance man has ever tried. I really, really hope we emerge OK.
Jake Jacobi, Lincoln