This was the big, earth-shaking story until Gen. Michael Flynn's guilty plea in Washington seemed an even bigger bombshell than North Korea's nukes. As of now, the Flynn scandal looks like a tempest in a teapot – unless FBI Inquisitors can produce real evidence that the wicked Russians were doing anything more in cahoots with Trump & Co. than all major powers, including the US, routinely do.
As a former French prime minister so well put it, 'all government is permanent conspiracy.'
The best thing to come out of 'l'affaire Flynn' is that this loopy, wildly anti-Muslim general is out of government. But many more cranks and crazies still infest the Trump administration.
After last week's nasty exchange of tweets between British Prime Minister Theresa May and President Trump, and his posting of spurious anti-Muslim hate films made by Brit neo-Nazis, the depths of this administration's hatred of Muslims was on view to the world. Previously, it had been kept somewhat below the surface.