Maybe you hated mathematics back in school. Some people though enjoyed sifting through the puzzle pieces. Others however just wanted the problems to go away. If you are the type who likes to sort through the puzzle pieces and are in no big hurry to find the solution, then you may be qualified for the exciting career of conspiracy theorist!
Here are some puzzle pieces found in the ongoing blizzard of “Russia-gate” revelations.
An article in the June 2017 issue of Harper’s magazine describes the ascendancy of the “deep state” since the time of President Harry Truman. It was Truman who centralized national security due to the Soviet threat at that time. Thenafter, “As one administration followed another, democratic accountability diminished, triggering an enormous transfer of power from elected officials to bureaucrats.”  Finally, in January 2017, Senator Charles Schumer warned, in the context of President-elect Donald Trump’s defiance of the Deep State, “Let me tell you, you take on the intelligence community, they have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you.” 
A new book, Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign, reportedly reveals how Hillary Clinton and her team responded in the immediate aftermath of their devastating electoral defeat. The book, by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes, “reveals that Clinton’s Russia-blame-game was a plan hatched by senior campaign staffers John Podesta and Robby Mook” and that their strategy “had been set within twenty-four hours of her concession speech.”  And thus was born Russia-gate.
In the ongoing swirl this past two weeks of whispered allegations coming from private unseen “documents” and secret sources, it needs to be constantly emphasized that the accused, Donald Trump, is being denied his Sixth Amendment right to confront and cross-examine witnesses. President Trump’s ongoing “trial” is Kafkaesque and the verdict is coming not from a court but from “news” persons. (Background: Trump Denied Due Process, Ersjdamoo’s Blog, May 18, 2017)
One of the more bizarre aspects of this confounding (and meant to confound) blizzard comes from one Louise Mensch, “a former employee of News Corp and member of the UK Parliament.” She and a few others are implying that the mainstream news is covering up how really bad the Russia-gate situation is! Mensch has blamed Russia for the bombing of a German soccer team’s bus, the death of conservative journalist Andrew Breitbart, and has accused Sen. Ted Cruz of having “worked with the Russians.” 
A short video, a wild ride with ex-Tory MP turned Brit-abroad, NYC-journo and self-described ‘temporary superpower’ Louise Mensch, can hopefully be viewed at the top of today’s blog entry. 
——- Sources ——-
 “Security Breach”, by Michael J. Glennon. Harper’s magazine, June 2017.
 “Spooky People Accuse Trump”, Ersjdamoo’s Blog, May 19, 2017. https://ersjdamoo.wordpress.com/2017/05/19/spooky-people-accuse-trump/
 “‘Shattered’: Clinton expose reveals Russian ‘narrative’ was spun within hours of Trump win”, by WorldTribune Staff. WorldTribune (online), April 25, 2017. http://www.worldtribune.com/shattered-clinton-expose-reveals-russian-narrative-was-spun-within-hours-of-trump-win/
 “Report: Democrat senator used left-wing conspiracy blogs to draw Trump-Russia connections”, by WorldTribune Staff. WorldTribune (online), May 11, 2017. http://www.worldtribune.com/report-democrat-senator-used-left-wing-conspiracy-blogs-to-draw-trump-russia-connections/
 “Putin murdered Breitbart + I’m a ‘temporary superpower’; meet Louise Mensch”, by Blighty TV. YouTube, March 12, 2017. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpXsY00_5do