On May 17,2017, the Justice Department issued “ORDER NO. 3915-2017: APPOINTMENT OF SPECIAL COUNSEL TO INVESTIGATE RUSSIAN INTERFERENCE WITH THE 2016 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION”
The explicit purpose of the order: “to ensure a full and thorough investigation of the Russian government’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election “
And, with a pen stroke from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, theatre verite opened in Foggy Bottom, to rave reviews from the White House correspondents. Originally entitled “From Russia With Money” the work was inspired by “Uranium One” and the “Clinton Foundation”. The script was re-written and the cast changed. Complete disregard of the raison d’être resulted in the development of subplots dealing with lust in the heart – – – (and elsewhere), mismatched clothing attire, disproportionate portions of ice cream, size of the crowd at the inauguration, imaginary mental health issues, denigration of wife and family, death threats, ad infinitum.
Initially, with media saturation, interest in the soap opera was piqued, but as time passed, even further variations on the recurrent motif could not reverse the diminution of audience attendance.
Hence, it is time for the final curtain, after which ovations will emanate faintly from the remaining sycophants.
Remove the greasepaint from Jean Valjean and Inspector Javert.
Change the marquee. Perhaps a revival:
“The Man Who Didn’t Come to the Dinner”.