Representative Adam Schiff provided a calm, measured opening statement for the security hearing. In doing so, Schiff went through a list of the things we know including actions of Page, Flynn, Gordon, Manafort, Sessions and Page. A list so long that hearing it all together sounded very much like an indictment.
In running through the lengthy set of connections, perhaps the most amazing thing was that Schiff drew on already public, already confirmed information. J. D. Gordon has confirmed the Trump team’s actions in making the RNC platform more friendly to Russia. Flynn did lie, repeatedly, about both the frequency and nature of his conversations with the Russian ambassador, as well as he payment by Russian sources. Sessions lies before the Senate committee. It was extensive, but it wasn’t speculation.