Keep Your Shirt On, Greg

Obamagate

Greg Sargent, The 2016 nightmare is already repeating itself

Jennifer Rubin, The conspiracy cupboard is bare

Greg Sargent has worked himself into a lather over how journalistic bothsiderism is—in Mr. Sargent’s view—lending undue credence to new claims about the “Russia hoax.”

Keep your shirt on, Greg. You make a valid point about journalistic bothsiderism. But opinions about Trump are pretty much baked into the population, now.

Jennifer Rubin reports that Fox News is now pleading with Trump to explain his new Obamagate conspiracy theory. And pleading. and pleading, all in vain. Cut to commercial.

Meanwhile, Alexandra Petri explains it all:

Obamagate was the biggest political crime in American history by far, a fact that Barack Obama did not hesitate to tell Richard M. Nixon, causing him to shed bitter tears in an as-yet-unreleased tape. It was bigger than Teapot Dome. It was bigger than anything anyone blamed Ulysses Grant for allowing the people who surrounded him to do. Nothing could be worse than Obamagate. It went all the way to the top, where Obama floated inside a sinister Masonic eye at the apex of a pyramid on the back of a dollar bill, holding all the strings.

What was it? Well, I am coming to that. Obamagate, like the Myriad Crimes of Hillary Clinton (to which it was both prequel and sequel, like “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”) was almost Escher-esque in its design. It had no beginning and no end, and, of course, everyone knew all about it.