We are left then, with daily leaks feeding a giant blob of information and maybe misinformation. Separating fact from fake news has never been more essential.

All that is certain is that we are witnessing a homegrown attack on a sitting president, most likely by elements of our own government and most likely for purely partisan purposes.

If true, that would be at least as un-American as anything the Trump people might have done in communicating with Russians.

In that context, we cannot ignore an ominous warning the top Democrat in the Senate issued before the inauguration. At that point, Trump already had made accusations that intelligence officials were leaking secret information in a bid to deny him the presidency.