Donald Trump as a Russian mole sounds like fiction but truth may yet prove stranger
If a foreign country, say Russia, for instance, were able to create a mole in order to infiltrate our government at the highest possible level, that mole would behave pretty much like President-elect Donald Trump ("Democrats press FBI to investigate Trump-Russia ties," Jan. 13).
He would sow discord throughout the population, appoint department heads whose goal is to neuter those departments, disconcert our allies and stifle the free press, our only defense against demagogues and tyrants, as best he could. At the same time, he would extol the virtues of the ruthless Vladimir Putin. Mr. Trump is not yet president, but he has already made quite an impact.
Obviously, this is an unlikely scenario, just a fanciful flight of fiction. Perhaps I've seen the "Manchurian Candidate" (the original) once too often. But if it were true, how would we know?