John McCain may not be a hero in the eyes of His Petulancy but he’s been a Senator for 30 years, and he is the Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee.

“There’s a lot of aspects of this whole relationship with Russia and [Putin] that requires further scrutiny, and so far, I don’t think the American people have gotten all the answers,” McCain told CNN this month. “In fact, I think there’s a lot more shoes to drop from this centipede.”

Despite the Grand Duke of Deception’s efforts to divert attention from his “Russian Problem” the centipede is shedding shoes like sports teams that have lost their Nike endorsements . . . and some of them smell to high heaven.

Who still doubts, for example, that Vladimir Putin hated Hillary Clinton and aggressively put both Russian government and private assets, on a massive scale,  to work to discredit her, undermine her campaign and in the process provide both aid and comfort to her opponent in the last Presidential election?    

Putin and his pro-Trump pals hacked computer systems.

They spread fake news stories about Secretary Clinton (many of them still believed by the Trump faithful) on a scale unprecedented in human history.

Some of our friends in the GOP continue to insist that the Russian efforts “made little or no difference in the final results of the election.”

That’s blatant nonsense, especially given the tiny margin of Trump’s “victory.”

But then, His Petulancy and many of his pals still believe 3 million cheaters gave Clinton her popular vote plurality. (They also still believes President Obama criminally ordered “wiretaps” on Trump Tower; that the British secretly aided Obama in that effort;  and that His Petulancy actually saw tens of thousands of folks in New Jersey cheering the fall of the Twin Towers on 9/11)

The other “shoes” are falling two at a time, as individuals with close ties to Trump, the Trump campaign, the Trump family, or Trump businesses lie about their ties to Putin, the Russian government, Russian allies, oligarchs, or combinations and permutations of same, and are then forced to scramble to “explain” that what they said, in public or under oath, or both.

Check out ex-National Security Advisor Mike Flynn, fired ostensibly for lying to the Vice President about his Russian ties, but now coming under intense scrutiny for lying by omission about a host of other similar sins.

Google current Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who clearly lied (or misspoke)  under oath , and despite his best efforts was forced to recuse himself from any investigation of Trump/Russian Campaign ties.

Read the alt-right musings of Steve Bannon and his band of Breitbartians.

Follow the money that flowed into former Trump Campaign Manager Paul Manafort’s pockets.

Look up Roger Stone,  “longtime Trump friend and informal adviser,” and his direct ties “to the Russian intelligence agents who hacked the DNC.”

Or consider His Petulancy’s policy friend and advisor Carter Page and his ties GazProm.

Or scan the press on Evgeniy Bogachev “the most wanted cybercriminal in the the world.”

Look up Russian oligarch Dmitry Rybolovlev and top Trump donor Robert Mercer.

And then there are the host of other semi-peripheral players, like Monica Crowley, once slotted for His Petulancy’s  National Security Council” until charges of plagiarism appeared to disqualify her.  She’s now “registered as a FOREIGN AGENT for a Ukrainian oligarch who advocates concessions to Russia.”

While you’re at it, check out why the GOP dropped from its platform the bi-partisan plank supporting US supply of defensive weapons to the Ukraine.

His Petulancy and his clique continue to claim there is “no evidence” that anyone linked to Trump or his campaign actually “colluded” with Putin’s pals, public or private.

Arguably nonsense, especially given the fact that high government officials rarely lie or make “misstatements” under oath unless there is something to hide.

And, in any case, there is circumstantial evidence enough out there to launch formal and increasingly bi-partison investigations

The pile of fallen shoes continues to grow . . . with no end in sight.

Perhaps McCain should have been thinking millipede?