'Assume for a moment, as many have suggested, that the whole Trump/Putin/Russia calamity is a deliberate distraction, a deflection to shift our gaze from the destruction of government and democratic principles that Trump, Bannon and their cohort — aided and abetted by a compliant Congress — seem intent on implementing. What then to make of this weekend’s flurry of tweets first bellowing thatObama wiretapped Trump Tower and then demanding a congressional investigation ? A distraction from a distraction? Or worse? It’s a classic authoritarian move: Make up a baseless charge and then demand that a loyal someone else — in this case the r Republican Congress — prove it for you. But regardless of what they do or don’t find, you’ve successfully hurled your accusations into view and it will be hard to get them out of the public’s mind. Like Benghazi.' Don't miss this one.