"Over the course of my career as an undercover officer in the C.I.A., I saw Russian intelligence manipulate many people," wrote Texas Republican Rep. Will Hurd in an op-ed in The New York Times on Friday. "I never thought I would see the day when an American president would be one of them."
Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told CNN earlier this week that "more and more I come to a conclusion after the Helsinki performance and since, that I really do wonder if the Russians have something on him."
These are not people who are reflexive partisans. Hurd is a Republican. Clapper served under Republican presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush. This is not Nancy Pelosi saying it -- although she did ask this week: "What is Putin blackmailing President Trump with? Personally, politically or financially."