I know this has been touched upon in other threads, but this really needs its own thread. Rachel Maddow is connecting sooooooooo many dots lately it is RIDICULOUS. If you missed last night and yesterday night on the Russian stuff, you have a responsibility as a citizen to go on MSNBC.com and WATCH IT. http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show. Seriously The detailed quid pro quos she is documenting are astounding. Each corroborate the main thrust of Christopher Steele's "dossier" that the Trump Campaign was working hand in hand with the Russians to help Trump get elected. Put aside the issue of whether it was the deciding factor, who cares. What matters is the collusion. Just off the top of my head, here are some of the benefits the Russians have received so far: 1. Removal of the pro-Ukraine plank from the GOP Platform at the convention. It said we were going to arm Ukraine. It was removed. Trump and Mannaford denied any involvement. But now a member of the GOP is now on record stating that he had it removed at Trump's request. 2. Dismantling of the U.S. State Department. This Dept. has been the main voice over the years in speaking out on issues of human rights, including many offenses by the Putin regime. Its institutional memory is being removed, career diplomats who have served our country for decades are being removed, laid off in droves. Tillertson is nothing but a figurehead. He's not even answering media questions. 3. No broadcast of the annual human rights report. Just released on paper with no fanfare. This is a huge deal. She is making a hell of a case as more and more details of the dossier are being corroborated. I really think the tide has turned against Trump on this. Christopher Steele has now surfaced and is alive and well. He must have confidence in his own safety and in the outcome on this. There seems to be hope now that all of this, all of the details will come to see the light of day.