ENOUGH OF THIS S*** – I don’t think I’m the only one to think that enough is enough. We have now had months after months of accusations, counter-accusations, rumours, innuendo, anonymous leaks, more anonymous leaks, anonymous leaks about anonymous leaks, media hyperventilation, scandal-a-day debunked the next, officials resigning, officials fired, officials leaking (anonymously). Yet for all that storm and fury, nothing.

It’s time that some adults, perhaps in the Congress (yes, I know that’s a big ask, but I’m sure we can find some even there), finally investigated any and all allegations of wrongdoing in relations to the President and his immediate circle. The experience of the recent past convinced me that, sadly, none of the executive agencies can be trusted to do anything in a manner that will be seen as above board, impartial and unbiased. Only the legislative branch is open and accountable enough to permit an investigation that, while obviously to some extent partisan, will be sufficiently transparent in that regard, allowing for evidence to be challenged and questioned from various angles and any dissents noted.

I’m sick and tired of still hearing about the “hacked election”, when no one has ever produced any evidence that anyone has actually hacked the process of casting and counting ballots to produce an inaccurate tally skewing towards Trump. But like any other sane person who cares about the future of the United States, democracy, and the “free world”, I want to know whether there is any truth to the allegations (many and varied, but all so far unproven) of the collusion between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin, or otherwise any assistance or interference by foreign interests in the presidential election. The Congressional Republicans should have enough sense to drive the whole process so we can either lay the demons to rest and move on, leaving conspiracy theorists to do what they do best, or we can have President Mike Pence. Either is fine with me. But enough is enough.