When a man unprincipled in private life desperate in his fortune, bold in his temper, possessed of considerable talents...is seen to mount the hobby horse of popularity -- to join in the cry of danger to liberty -- to take every opportunity of embarrassing the General Government & bringing it under suspicion -- to flatter and fall in with all the nonsense of the zealots of the day -- It may justly be suspected that his object is to throw things into confusion that he may "ride the storm and direct the whirlwind."-- Alexander Hamilton
Then came certain of the elders of Israel unto me, and sat before me.And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,Son of man, these men have set up their idols in their heart, and put the stumblingblock of their iniquity before their face: should I be enquired of at all by them?Therefore speak unto them, and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Every man of the house of Israel that setteth up his idols in his heart, and putteth the stumblingblock of his iniquity before his face, and cometh to the prophet; I the LORD will answer him that cometh according to the multitude of his idols;That I may take the house of Israel in their own heart, because they are all estranged from me through their idols.Therefore saith the Lord GOD; Repent, and turn yourselves from your idols; and turn away your faces from all your abominations.
-- Ezekiel 14:1-6
Posted on this the final day of scheduled open hearings into impeachment by the House Committee on Intelligence, Rep. Adam Schiff, chairman