Historically, during the normal functioning of the Republic of the United States of America, the White House, the Congress, the American media, the people, associations and organizations, all act as cohesive parts toward the trusting protection of the Republic.
However, since Donald Trump has occupied the Oval Office, questions about the role of Russia to the president, to his campaign for president and to any prior relationship between his business dealings and the Kremlin, have not been unequivocally debunked. Hence, distrust has emerged within the various elements of American society charged with protecting the Republic from all enemies - foreign and domestic.
As a matter of fact, instead of information becoming clearer to exonerate the president of any compromising positions to Russia, circumstances and events appear to paint an even cloudier picture as confirmed by the action of the White House this week, to preclude the American Press from an event with the Russian foreign minister, within the White House, but to admit members of the Russian media.
That single action by itself points to undue pressure upon the Republic created by the new White House. Congressional hearings and other investigations into Russia's meddling in the United States continue amid the recent firing of the FBI director. Yet, calls for an independent counsel to look into Russia's influence upon the American Republic, are rebuffed by Republican leaders in the Senate and in the House of Representatives.
The present undue pressure upon the Republic cannot be relieved unless independent verification is either confirmed or denied as to Russian tainting of the American processes and its top leadership.