Methinks I am a conspiracy theorist. Art thou? Thou block, thou stone, thou worse than senseless thing, for whilst thou slept didst this become a badge of honor. Informed dissent shall always prevail, wherefore art thou worthy, or art thou this unwholesome fool in the group conformity experiment herein?
Night of Long Knives looming. In face of concurrent Wikileaks damning Hillary, when their candidate is headed for a win and leading, implicated Clinton Foundation GOP officials target Trump instead of focusing outrage on Clinton leaks. Correlation between Republicans implicated in Clinton Foundation charity fraud/money laundering scandal and Trump opposition examined. Scandal helps identify weak flank. The GOP expect fallout from Wikileaks, know Ryan or replacement won't prosecute. GOP agree to circle wagons around un-electable Hillary to avoid "elder" prosecution. Coup plotters panic as leaders ratted out. Expect massive revolt.
Ryan knew for months that the Washington Post had the tapes, so did Priebus.