leopard won't change its spots
So much for the majority of the punditry that assured us that Dennison would "become presidential" vs. the small minority who actually knew him (like David Cay Johnston) and knew that the WH would come to resemble the Trump Org- a racketeering operation with a coterie of third rate lickspittles and a ring fence of lawyers- including the ever present "personal attorney" who can operate as fixer under the shield of attorney-client privilege*.
Discreetly calling in some muscle wasn't unheard of either, so nobody should be surprised at the revelation that this Hyde character had or had claimed to have hired local muscle to tail and intimidate (at minimum) Ambassador Yovanavitch.
There are pictures of Hyde with Dennison although I suppose he's "never met him", like Igor and Lev. Hyde is an interesting character- might somewhat resemble the coffee boy opportunist hangers on like Pap and Page who really did turn out to be insignificant**. Although looks like he mighta got a little over enthusiastic in his desire to please Daddy.
*in this case, apparently compensated by Russian oligarchs.
** being unprecedented and just plain weird, not surprising it set off alarms with the counter intel community.
Re: leopard won't change its spots
Hyde's really weird history aside, he also had political aspiration- running for Congress from CT.
Might go to jail but either way, sayonara on that- ETTD.
The only people who will work for Dennison are people who are too dumb to understand that or so insignificant that it is worth the risk.