Pizzagate. Bridgegate. Obamagate.
These terms all echo (or rhyme) the original: Watergate.
What was Watergate?
The term has come to mean the scandal that drove Richard Nixon, an incredibly popular president, from office.
The scandal started with the suspicion by men in the intelligence community who worked for the president, that the DNC was "in cahoots" with the Russians.
They illegally broke into the DNC offices in the Watergate complex to gather evidence of this.
They did this without the knowledge of President Nixon.
But when Nixon became aware of their activities, he tried to cover up their criminal behavior.
And the question became, "What did Nixon know, and when did he know it?".
Jump to today.
A group of intelligence community members and aides to President Obama suspected (more likely, pretended to suspect) that the Republican candidate, and then incoming president, Donald Trump was "in cahoots" with the Russians.
They then pursued illegal means to first "plant evidence" that this was true. The Steele Dossier was chief among that "evidence".
Then the illegal FISA warrants, surveillance, and prosecutions.
Where were the Woodwards, the Bernsteins during the scandal? The courageous media?
Cheering on the effort.
Now it appears the question is "What did Obama know, and when did he know it?"