In the Foreword to the bestselling book, Silent Coup, Roger Morris calls the Watergate affair of the early 1970s “an American version of treason of the clerks“. He calls Watergate “a national scandal within a scandal” and a “coup d’etat.” Hence the title of the book, “Silent Coup.”
The Treason of the Clerks has resurfaced in the anticipated sequel to the original Watergate production, tentatively named “Russia-gate.” The Associated Press openly revealed back in January of 2017 that “the bureaucracy is biting back” in response to President Donald Trump’s “campaign bashing the federal government.” There are leaks “flowing into newsrooms from across the federal government,” admitted AP. 
“Former Cabinet officials say the president would be wise not to underestimate the power of the civil service, which not only has the ability to slow the progress of new regulations but also the inside knowledge to sound alarms when needed,” reported AP. 
It was going to be tricky to plug all the leaks, predicted AP.  Back during the Watergate soft coup, there was just one main leaker: “Deep Throat.” In the sequel, Russia-gate, we have a multiplicity of leakers. This compares with the original Matrix movie, where there was just one “Mr. Smith”, and the sequel, where there was a huge array of Mr. Smiths.
There are constant promotional “teasers” being released for the predicted blockbuster sequel, Russia-gate. The latest comes as usual from some “Mr. Smith” secret sources. Last evening, Reuters reported that President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, “is under scrutiny by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the Russia probe, the Washington Post and NBC News reported on Thursday.”  The Washington Post report could not be checked by me since they demand pay to read it. The NBC News report however was freely available. They report that unnamed “multiple U.S. officials” have told them that Jared Kushner has come under FBI scrutiny in the Russia-gate investigation.  But can these latest “Deep Throats” be cross-examined, as provided by the Sixth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution?
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 “Agencies trolling Trump on social media,” by Associated Press. Published locally in the Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette on January 26, 2017, page A-4.
 “Trump son-in-law Kushner under FBI scrutiny in Russia probe: media reports”, Reuters, May 25, 2017. http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-kushner-idUSKBN18L2Z5
 “Jared Kushner Under Scrutiny in Russia Probe, Officials Say”, by Ken Dilanian, Peter Alexander and Courtney Kube. NBC (online), May 26 2017. http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/jared-kushner-now-under-fbi-scrutiny-russia-probe-say-officials-n764826