Tapping phones and breaking into physical campaign and party offices is so old-school. Tonight, the same paper which did the best known reporting on the Watergate scandal broke news that it is the consensus of the intelligence community, that yes, Russia is behind hacking DNC and Clinton campaign emails, and they did it specifically to help Donald Trump. What’s frustrating is that Congressional leaders were briefed in September when the White House wanted to go public, but Obama characteristically punted when he could not get bipartisan support. Mitch McConnell in particular warned the President he would consider release of this information as a partisan act. Dianne Feinstein and Adam Schiff, the ranking Dems on the Senate and House Intelligence Committees respectively, had no such qualms, but the information they released did not get nearly the play that it would have coming from the White House.