Pete, fwiw, I see it the same as you. And as Rush et.al. have said, MSM was more than happy to back ‘O’ up 'cuz they’re of the same ideology. (I believe they thought they were backing up a good thing.) But once the idol of your own ideology starts to crack and his true colors shine through, time to abandon ship! Not even he is worth waking up in the morning w/egg all over your face. After all, reporters and ettes have egos, too!
(Took 'em long enough.) What’s so sad is that 4 good men had to DIE, (probably more), and things get to this ungodly extreme before they did.
Anyway, I agree w/your guess as to where the e-mails are originating.
This could get interesting.