The biggest dark clouds that are about to burst include the Emolument Clause violations, Misprision, and now the Trump Campaign-Russian connection.
The smaller storm has yet to pass, and that is the fact that Trump lied in making allegations against former President Obama that he had Trump Tower wiretapped. That libelous Tweet was slander and a violation of federal law.
The White House is under a cloud
Near the end of the day’s proceedings, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) told Comey he had put “a big gray cloud” over the White House.
Nunes, who worked on Trump’s transition team, appeared to be expressing dismay at that reality. But both parties would accept it as a fact.
The political dynamics have changed now that the FBI investigation is public knowledge.
The White House can expect to face questions on a daily basis about the probe, while the media attention on what Comey’s agents are finding, and about whom, will be feverish.