Do you have Russian ancestry?

The witch-hunt otherwise known as Russiagate just descended to a new low. In a letter to GotNews Editor-in-Chief Charles C. Johnson’s lawyer, the Senate Intelligence Committee requested Johnson hand over access to all his communications with anyone who Johnson knows, or has reason to believe, is Russian, or has Russian ancestry.

You read that right. Being a Russian national isn’t enough. Even having Russian ancestry isn’t enough (the descendants of Russians who fled the revolution a century ago are all agents of Putin, after all). No, anyone who Johnson might even have reason to believe might have a bit of those “deceptive” Russian genes is fair game.

When did we leave planet Earth and enter George Orwell’s nightmare?

Even left-leaning journalists are horrified – and they should be. Michael Tracey posted the letter on Twitter, which was sent on December 19.