You know how in samurai films, over and over, there’s an exchange of blows, a couple of passes, and then a pause.

A long pause.

And then, one of the combatants slips silently to the floor. You realize, then, that you had witnesses the fatal blow, but hadn’t known it at the time.

This is kinda like that.

What’s more, officials also acknowledged yesterday that some senior Clinton campaign staff members have agreed to go without pay for a month.