Stone, Manafort and Trump

They are not a reincarnation of the Nixon gang. They never went away. Over five decades, half a century, their modus operandi has been consistent. Crooked manipulators of the world of finance where Nixon got outed for something he did not do and then Trump suffered the same fate, for the same reason: bad service by underlings. Normally, being crooked in the world of finance leaves one with clean hands. One does not pick locks to burgle offices or precede a stroll to church with pepper spray. The official report on the Park Service assault on citizens at the White House is telling and not really a surprise. Donald Trump was poorly served. That is what happens to crooks.