President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia directed a vast cyberattack aimed at denying Hillary Clinton the presidency and installing Donald J. Trump in the Oval Office, the nation’s top intelligence agencies said in an extraordinary report they delivered on Friday to Mr. Trump. . . .Two things. First, as I have been saying, there are parts of the government that the president will find it very hard to control. There are entrenched players in intelligence who may sometimes be forced to go along with the administration line in public, but are secretly filing away the evidence that shows they dissented or are passing it to friends in Congress or the media. Even if Trump can get the political generals and the CIA director on his side, he will still have to deal with grouchy colonels and the like for whom hating all presidents is a key part of their identity.
The report — a virtually unheard-of, real-time revelation by the American intelligence agencies that undermined the legitimacy of the president who is about to direct them — made the case that Mr. Trump was the favored candidate of Mr. Putin.
Second, I think we are going to be seeing the words "virtually unheard-of" a whole lot over the next four years.