The media consensus in the United States maintains that it is a done deal, that the Democratic Party’s Hillary Clinton will gain her place in history as the first female president of the US, thanks in large part to the disastrous decision by the Republican Party to accept Donald Trump as their presidential candidate. But… The scandals and controversies that might have made her succumb to a more accomplished GOP candidate continue to waft behind her like a bad stink. Some polls are showing a narrowing between the two nominees, or a cross-over in support, and the irregular revelations from Wikileaks are eating away at her credibility. The White House is still hers to lose but she – and her associates – aren’t helping the cause. Though things are not as dark – or conspiratorial – as some Irish “news” websites are making out.