For John, BLUF: Maybe we are returning to a more traditional Puritanism. Or maybe we are just going to jettison all standards. Nothing to see here; just move along.
From The Hill, by Ms Jacqueline Thomsen, 11 April 2018.
Here is the lede plus two:
FBI agents who raided the office of President Trump’s personal lawyer sought records related to the 2005 “Access Hollywood” tape released shortly before the 2016 election, The New York Times reported Wednesday. The agents wanted records related to the tape, in which Trump can be heard talking about grabbing and kissing women without their consent. They also were looking for any evidence that the lawyer, Michael Cohen, had tried to conceal damaging information about Trump during the election, sources briefed on the warrant told the Times.If this is the direction the Special Counsel investigation is going it is surely going to set a new, higher, standard with regard to political campaigns. There will be no more hiding of information from the public. We will expect to know about all peccadillos.♠
I guess no more President Bill Clintons.
Or maybe our standards will change.
Regards — Cliff
♠ Will it be going too far to ask if any of the prosecutors have strayed from the straight and narrow if they go after Mr Trump or his Lawyer for trying to hid previous dalliances.