Otto Van Bismarck's famous quote "Laws are like sausages it's better not to see them made." Now in the current climate in the United States Congress, the new quote should be "No man is innocent until each party in Congress can be on national television spinning their point of view".
We've gone from having civil hearings to the theater of the absurd.
This should have put an end to the questioning of the President about the tweet. The Benghazi affair did not get as much attention as this tweet. To divert all the attention of Congress when we have pressing issues makes people realize why only 14% of the US population has faith in Congress.
Democrat Adam Schiff was connecting the dots for people at the hearing using circumstantial evidence between former Trump campaign advisors and managers and the Russian contacts. He stated "Where there's smoke he believes there is fire". Republican Trey Gowdy hit the critical question that the American people are concerned with the unmasking of citizens the United States incidental capture in a counterintelligence investigation.
All senior former intelligence officials under Mr. Obama have all said publicly, in these last two weeks they had never seen any evidence of collusion between members of the Trump team and the Russian government. However, the same officials admitted that the unmasking of Michael Flynn was nothing short of a criminal offense of leaking classified information.
So in short we had the most partisan hearing in Congress today. Which shows you why it's approval ratings will only go down.