News and Politics

The political debate is raging. Millenials love socialism because they think it’s a system that values people more than the corporatist capitalism we live in now. Some people even favor going all the way to Communism. Everyone agrees that fascism and Naziism are terrible.

These –isms serve to keep us fighting each other. In a previous blog post I described how socialism, communism, corporate capitalism, and naziism are identical. (See “Are You Confused?” https://kjmaclean.com/wordpress/?p=507)

They are all fascistic and materialistic and suppress the higher qualities of tolerance, love, and compassion. If humanity is ever to end the endless wars and realize its potential, we will have to abandon these old –isms and embrace new ones.

One of my favorite political commentators is Jimmy Dore, an ardent socialist (”progressive”) and a big Bernie Sanders fan. Dore digs out the facts and is a brilliant political commentator who will criticize anyone on the left or the right. But Dore and his panel (and Bernie) have a fuzzy view of socialism, thinking it is a benign lovey-dovey system that is focused on bringing about greater human potential. This flies in the face of facts. Perhaps Dore is talking about a “new” socialism, because socialist states in the past have been totalitarian dictatorships run by psychopaths and mass murderers like Hitler, Pol Pot, Stalin, and Mao. A socialist state is an authoritarian, completely centralized government where power devolves to a few elites, shutting out the rest of us. To see this examine the scum who ran the Nazi Germany, Pol Pot’s Cambodia, Stalin and Lenin’s Soviet Union, and Xi Jinping’s frightening AI-BigTech mafia state where 1.4 billion people are controlled by a few thousand. Yeah, let’s not go that route!

I’m all in favor of a more compassionate –ism, which I call Compassionateism. This is a system that, unfortunately, depends on higher consciousness. We’re getting there, but it’s going to take some time.

It is evident that younger people are sick and tired of the old system (not as sick and tired of it as I am!). The United States has been at war constantly for 30 years. Millennials have grown up with this, and have been living in a corporate capitalist state their entire lives. This is why so many are turning to socialism. But we gotta have a different kind of socialism, a kinder, gentler version.

The problem is that socialism, and the other old, worn-out –isms, come with too much baggage. In the 20th century socialist/communist states killed about 100 million of their own people. This kind of shit has got to stop. And Bernie Sanders isn’t the answer. Bernie talks a good game. He purports to represent the working class (as does the traditional socialist state), but Bernie has never worked a day in his life. Actually he has. In an interview I read a few months ago (which I’m not going to dig up) Bernie joked that yes, he did have a job once. He was a carpenter for a few weeks. He said, “I was a pretty bad carpenter.” Don’t get me wrong, I like Bernie’s honesty, which is why so many people are attracted to him. But how can a guy who has been feeding from the public trough his entire life represent the working class? Unfortunately, Bernie is just another elitist.

Corporate capitalism isn’t much better. The U.S. military has been the enforcement arm of the Deep State, along with other psychopaths in the CIA and the intel community. These fascists (who serve the global arms, drugs, and human trafficking networks) favor regime-change wars in Syria, Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan, Panama ... the list goes on. The CIA tries to topple leaders like Maduro in Venezuela even though they have been popularly elected, putting up U.S.-backed puppets like Guaido. (See “Venezuela's Opposition Leader, U.S. Embark On Risky Strategy For Military Uprising,” https://www.npr.org/2019/01/31/690468881/venezuelas-opposition-leader-u-s-embark-on-risky-strategy-for-military-uprising )

Why? Because Venezuela has lots of oil. To get the full picture you can go on the Jimmy Dore website and look this stuff up. He explains eloquently how our involvement in Syria and Libya and Venezuela and Iraq have been to keep the war machine going.

So OK, we need a new system. The old –isms just keep people fighting over which one of them is right. The answer is NONE OF THEM ARE.

Forget Trump, forget Bernie, forget the clowns in the Democratic debates (Except perhaps for Tulsi Gabbard, although she also believes in the old –ism of socialism).

Right now the world is engaged in throwing off the oppression of the global elites. It’s happening in Hong Kong, France, Britain, Chile and other South American governments. It will be exciting to see where that leads.

In a previous blog post I said that “human progress advances one grave at a time.” This is based on the famous Max Planck quote that science doesn’t progress because other scientists see the value in an opposing theory, but because the adherents to the old theories die off. That’s precisely what is going to happen with the old –isms.

I don’t give a shit if you don’t believe that the consciousness of humanity is rising. It is. That’s why there is so much confusion these days, so much contention. The light is penetrating the darkness and people are waking up, it’s as simple as that. That’s why people are in the streets in Hong Kong, Chile, and in France. People are tired of the elites dictating policy from outfits like the IMF, the World Bank, and other institutions funded by the global wealthy elites.

What will happen? Old fogies like me will die off. New kids will come in, born in a new, higher energy. Yeah, some of them will go to the dark side because we live on a planet of free will. But most of them will go to the light.

Peace on earth is INEVITABLE.

It cannot be stopped by the warmongers, no matter how many regime-change wars they start. More and more people are fed up with a globalist-imposed darkness. These elitist organizations will collapse under the weight of their own internal contradictions and their own corruption.

For now, sit back and enjoy the ride, knowing that a bright future is assured even if events don’t yet reflect this. For in truth, the parade of insanity known as Current Events is being driven by the Light as it exposes corruption everywhere it touches.

The interplay between dark and light is becoming clearer "on the ground." We’re seeing an all-out battle now, between the wealthy elites who control most of the world's media, finance, banking, and resources, and the citizens of the various nations. The global elites meet every year in Davos, Switerland, to decide how We the People are supposed to be governed. These are the hedge fund managers on Wall Street, the CEOs of Big Tech, the CEOs of international corporations who control the oil market, the pharmaceutical companies, the chemical companies, the banks, and their political representatives. The U.S. government is set up to benefit the General Motors’, the Exxons, and the Goldman Sachs’. The global elites also control the worldwide drugs, arms, and human trafficking networks.

Then a world-class prick by the name of Donald Trump came along and began to disrupt their comfortable system.

Trump is an egomaniac. Even those who support him, like Steve Bannon, say he’s deeply flawed and hard to get along with. He’s also a businessman, not a politician, and isn’t “presidential” at all.

He’s throwing the old system, the one set up to benefit the wealthy elites, under the bus. And they are pissed!

He’s also leading a populist movement all over the world, and the elites are frightened to death. They are mobilizing their corporate-controlled media to slam this guy, as Chuck Schumer said back in Jan 2017, “six ways from Sunday.” It’s not just Trump involved in the populist movement. The Yellow Vests in France are also fighting the global elites and their corporate/fascist “rule from above.” The millennials in Hong Kong are a part of this – rejecting the totalitarian surveillance state set up by President Xi Jinping. It’s what Brexit is all about – rejecting rule from a one-size-fits-all outfit in Brussels.

Here’s a Trump tweet I celebrated (a rare occasion, I have to admit, because I read them all)

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“...it is time for us to get out of these Endless Wars...” The intelligence community doesn’t like this. The warmongering John Bolton’s of the world don’t like it. The national security establishment and the military-industrial corporate complex don’t like it. Because these are institutions controlled by the warmongers, who are supported by global elites like Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates. George Soros, and Alphabet Inc.

It’s funny to read the comments below these tweets from intelligence community shills. They accuse Trump of abandoning our allies in Syria, the Kurds. These are the same warmongers (along with the CIA’s mouthpiece, the Washington Post) who criticized the effort to denuclearize NoKo and create peace on the Korean Peninsula.

Who ISN’T in favor of peace?

The guys who are making money from war. The banks, the defense contractors, the warmongers, and their paid media representatives. The elites. The people who go to Davos every year.

Well, every year Trump goes to Davos he gives them hell, just like good ol’ Harry Truman (I’m old enough to remember that president).

I’m all for bringing our troops home and getting out of endless wars, but the elites who control the corporations involved in war (the military-industrial complex) aren’t.

I’m for peace, not war, and I’ll support anyone who wants to get us out of Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria. Even a prick like Trump. We have no business there, other than to support the business-as-usual of the global elites and their arms trafficking and drug running and human trafficking. Because, behind these endless wars, the human and child trafficking networks flourish. You can research this yourself.

What happened when Barack Obama won the Nobel “Peace” Prize in December 2009? He increased troop strength in Afghanistan shortly afterward.

https://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/12/01/obama.afghanistan/index.html

 Michael Gerson got it right in the Washington Post at the time. This was before the paper was bought by Jeff Bezos and became the mouthpiece of the intelligence community.

[Barak’s Nobel acceptance speech] was a ‘very American speech’ and [Gerson] wrote that ‘Obama was recognizing that the great commitments and themes of American foreign policy are durably bipartisan’”.

Source: “2009 Nobel Peace Prize.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009_Nobel_Peace_Prize

The above quote from Gerson is media/elite speak for "we'll frame the agenda for you, plebians, using our political and media representatives." Gerson is right: Our foreign policy is conducted by Democrats and Republicans -- those who reflect the agenda of the global elites. Barack Obama was a great guy. He was very “presidential,” but endless-war-as-usual continued under his administration. That’s because he read from the scripts written by foreign policy elites. That aint happening now. It’s why the elites and their spokesmen and spokeswomen are so upset.

Trump is fighting the warmongers but they are fighting back. You can see it every day in the news now. It’s horrible to say, but there are vested interests on this planet who don’t want peace. Why? Because world peace is bad for their drug, arms, and human trafficking organizations. Trump aint no saint. He wants peace not for peace itself, but because it’s good for business and commerce. That’s a degraded motivation for those of higher consciousness, but world peace can never happen unless the old system breaks down. And Trump is breaking it down.

Here’s what prompted me to write this article. I read a disgusting news site called Drudge Report (along with dozens of other sites on the left and the right) – which is a site that tries to spread as much chaos, fear, and confusion as possible. I read it because sites like Drudge are part of the global media network. Their job is to skewer anyone who tries to bust the old system of endless war. These are the headlines I saw today after the Trump tweet above about getting our troops out of Syria:

Syria withdrawal draws GOP condemnation...
TURKEY MOVES IN...
KURDS ALARMED...
ISIS fighters will break out of prison camps?
MCCONNELL BLASTS...
ROMNEY: 'Betrayal'...
Colin Powell Unloads: Foreign Policy in Shambles...

Here are the representatives of the global elites whining and moaning about our withdrawal from another endless war with ISIS. It’s horrible! This a-hole Trump is destroying foreign policy as usual! It’s too hard to keep our endless wars going! Oh no!

“You’re an idiot,” you say. “Foreign policy and diplomacy are the responsibility of those trained for it, and they’re a lot smarter than you.” Right. And where are these wonderful people who have been running U.S. foreign policy trained? Why, at the elite private schools of course. And what has U.S. foreign policy been engaged in for the past 30 years? Endless war.

I can't think of a better way to describe my point than to post an image of former Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger after Bush 41 pardoned him in the Iran-Contra affair back in December 1992. Our buddy Caspar is laughing his head off, knowing that his elite network has got his back. "Ha, ha, there's nothing you plebians can do about it."

It’s simple. You want peace, avoid entangling alliances, as the great Democrat Thomas Jefferson stated in his first inaugural address: “Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations, entangling alliances with none.”

You want peace, get out of endless foreign wars.

You want peace, you gotta change the system, because it's totally rigged.

And that’s what Trump is trying to do, over the screaming of the impeachment crowd and the warmongers in the U.S. foreign policy establishment. More power to him, I say.

The Warmongers

Back in 2007 Amy Goodman interviewed 4-star general Wesley Clark, who was Supreme Allied Commander of NATO during the 1999 Yugoslav war. This was during the last year of Bush 41's administration. This may give some insights into how these nutcase warmongers think.

AMY GOODMAN: Do you see a replay in what happened in the lead-up to the war with Iraq — the allegations of the weapons of mass destruction, the media leaping onto the bandwagon?

GEN. WESLEY CLARK: Well, in a way. But, you know, history doesn’t repeat itself exactly twice. What I did warn about when I testified in front of Congress in 2002, I said if you want to worry about a state, it shouldn’t be Iraq, it should be Iran. But this government, our administration, wanted to worry about Iraq, not Iran.

I knew why, because I had been through the Pentagon right after 9/11. About ten days after 9/11, I went through the Pentagon and I saw Secretary Rumsfeld and Deputy Secretary Wolfowitz. I went downstairs just to say hello to some of the people on the Joint Staff who used to work for me, and one of the generals called me in. He said, “Sir, you’ve got to come in and talk to me a second.” I said, “Well, you’re too busy.” He said, “No, no.” He says, “We’ve made the decision we’re going to war with Iraq.” This was on or about the 20th of September. I said, “We’re going to war with Iraq? Why?” He said, “I don’t know.” He said, “I guess they don’t know what else to do.” So I said, “Well, did they find some information connecting Saddam to al-Qaeda?” He said, “No, no.” He says, “There’s nothing new that way. They just made the decision to go to war with Iraq.” He said, “I guess it’s like we don’t know what to do about terrorists, but we’ve got a good military and we can take down governments.” And he said, “I guess if the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem has to look like a nail.”

So I came back to see him a few weeks later, and by that time we were bombing in Afghanistan. I said, “Are we still going to war with Iraq?” And he said, “Oh, it’s worse than that.” He reached over on his desk. He picked up a piece of paper. And he said, “I just got this down from upstairs” — meaning the Secretary of Defense’s office — “today.” And he said, “This is a memo that describes how we’re going to take out seven countries in five years, starting with Iraq, and then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and, finishing off, Iran.” I said, “Is it classified?” He said, “Yes, sir.” I said, “Well, don’t show it to me.” And I saw him a year or so ago, and I said, “You remember that?” He said, “Sir, I didn’t show you that memo! I didn’t show it to you!”

AMY GOODMAN: I’m sorry. What did you say his name was?

GEN. WESLEY CLARK: I’m not going to give you his name.

https://www.globalresearch.ca/we-re-going-to-take-out-7-countries-in-5-years-iraq-syria-lebanon-libya-somalia-sudan-iran/5166

For years Iran has been a flashpoint for war. If you were President of the United States how would you deal with crazies like this? Who are these people? When Obama was elected in 2008 this is what he had to deal with for 8 years. It's probably why he had to escalate troop strength in Afghanistan after winning the Nobel. I'd imagine that the warmongers wouldn't be too upset about using threats even against the president. Maybe Trump got sick of it and is standing up to these people, which is why he's getting trashed.

We need everyone who is on the spiritual path to send lots of light to the president, and to policy makers. To everyone. We need peace, not war.

As the impeachment madness continues, it’s obvious now that the president wants to be impeached. He’s doing everything he can to antagonize the Democrats, all the while playing dumb. “My phone call was perfect!” he says over and over, referring to the phone call he had with President Zelinsky of the Ukraine. His tweets are becoming more and more belligerent, accusing Democrats of “witch hunts,” saying that the impeachment inquiry is “BULLSHIT,” and calling for the resignation and impeachment of Adam Schiff (D, CA) chairman of the House Intel Committee. You’d think the guy is stupid, wouldn’t you? Why would you continue to antagonize the people who want you out of office? People who observe Trump say it’s because he’s an out-of-control egomaniac. But I’m not so sure.

Perhaps Trump wants an impeachment, and a trial in the Senate. Why? So he can introduce documents, in a legal forum, without the charge of being politically biased. He knew he was going to be impeached on November 10, 2016, when media began speculating (two days after the election) what would happen if he committed an impeachable offense.  The Mueller investigation was supposed to find those impeachable offenses, but it didn’t. Now the Ukraine call is being used. Fighting impeachment was never going to work, even though Trump is making a good show of “resisting.” He wants it, he knew it was coming three years ago.

Does Trump have docs that will, as Q claims, bring down the Democratic party, and the corrupt pols in the Republican party? Or is this just another version of The Apprentice? We’ll find out. The Democrats want to tell Trump, “You’re fired!” And they probably will.

One thing about Trump: he never gives up. No matter how much pressure is put on him, he isn’t going to fold. Not like Richard Nixon in 1973.

Look for a frenzied run-up to the 2020 elections.

Looks like the Democrats have finally stopped talking and started acting. Although there still has not been a formal impeachment vote on the House floor, things are ramping up. Of course this could be just more talk, but really folks, if you're going to impeach the guy it's about time you got going. A good start was made by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who changed the House rules to allow depositions of witnesses to be taken without minority members present. This is a good step if you want to impeach a guy you hate: just don't allow his supporters in the room! Then, when the articles of impeachment are drawn up, the other side will have no clue when the Senate holds their trial. That's what I call fair treatment. After all, the president is a prick so he deserves it, right?

Source: "Pelosi’s House Rule Changes are Key Part of “Articles of Impeachment”, Being Drafted Over Next Two Weeks…"

The source is a conservative publication called the Conservative Treehouse, so the information in it is immediately suspect of course. After all, if Adolf Hitler, a known fascist, said that 2 + 2 = 4, we couldn't trust the information. (This logical fallacy is used all the time. However, the source of a fact is (or should be) irrelevant. But facts have long been discarded in this absurd, contentious screaming match between left and right where the truth is the first casualty).

In a tweet several days ago, Trump tweeted about “Liddle Adam Schiff” in reference to the whistleblower complaint filed with the ICIG, The Intelligence Community Inspector General.

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Another Trump tweet

My take on this is that Trump is saying that the complaint was written by lawyers on Schiff’s  staff. We know now that Schiff's committee had the whistleblower complaint document before it was released. The complaint reads like a legal brief. Go read it yourself, it's all over the internet.

The former NSA chief of staff suggests that the complaint was written by Congress people. See “Former NSA Chief of Staff Suggests Whistleblower May Have Had Congress Members’ Help on Drafting Complaint ” at https://www.theepochtimes.com/former-nsa-chief-of-staff-suggests-whistleblower-may-have-had-congress-members-help-on-drafting-complaint_3098870.html

One other important fact: The whistleblower complaint form, called the “Disclosure of Urgent Concern Form”, was changed in August 2019, just a month before the complaint came out, to allow hearsay evidence.

According to The Federalist,

Between May 2018 and August 2019, the intelligence community secretly eliminated a requirement that whistleblowers provide direct, first-hand knowledge of alleged wrongdoings. This raises questions about the intelligence community’s behavior regarding the August submission of a whistleblower complaint against President Donald Trump. The new complaint document no longer requires potential whistleblowers who wish to have their concerns expedited to Congress to have direct, first-hand knowledge of the alleged wrongdoing that they are reporting.

“The brand new version of the whistleblower complaint form, which was not made public until after the transcript of Trump’s July 25 phone call with the Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky and the complaint addressed to Congress were made public, eliminates the first-hand knowledge requirement and allows employees to file whistleblower complaints even if they have zero direct knowledge of underlying evidence and only “heard about [wrongdoing] from others.”

Source: “Intel Community Secretly Gutted Requirement of Firsthand Whistleblower Knowledge,” https://thefederalist.com/2019/09/27/intel-community-secretly-gutted-requirement-of-first-hand-whistleblower-knowledge/

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Original form, before August 2019
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Altered form after August 2019

The current Disclosure of Urgent Concern form (second image) can be found at https://www.dni.gov/files/ICIG/Documents/Hotline/Urgent%20Concern%20Disclosure%20Form.pdf

Apparently “I heard about it from others” is good enough these days to file a whistleblower complaint. This is called hearsay. I found the definition of “hearsay evidence” by going to startpage.com and picking the first non-ad entry, from findlaw.com:

Created by FindLaw's team of legal writers and editors.

“The rule against hearsay is deceptively simple, but it is full of exceptions. At its core, the rule against using hearsay evidence is to prevent out-of-court, second hand statements from being used as evidence at trial given their potential unreliability.

Hearsay Defined

Hearsay is defined as an out-of-court statement, made in court, to prove the truth of the matter asserted. These out-of-court statements do not have to be spoken words, but they can also constitute documents or even body language. The rule against hearsay was designed to prevent gossip from being offered to convict someone.”

https://criminal.findlaw.com/criminal-procedure/hearsay-evidence.html

I’m no lawyer, but I do know that prosecutors don’t like cases based on  second and third hand accounts -- they prefer eyewitness accounts or docs. Much easier to get a conviction that way. The complainant admitted that he was not on the call between Trump and Zelensky, nor did he have access to the actual transcript before he filed the complaint.

The person who filed the complaint is a CIA officer who was assigned to the White House. That’s great. The CIA is, of course, known for its integrity. These are the same guys who organize coups to overthrow democratically elected leaders in other countries, give bad intelligence to U.S. policy makers that lead to foreign wars in Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan, and who generally lie whenever it suits them. We should always trust the CIA.

If Congressional staffers did indeed write the complaint, this is the sequence of events:

1) Congressional staffers help a CIA officer who used to be assigned to the White House (and whose lawyers used to work for Hillary Clinton and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D, NY)) to write a complaint against Trump. The complaint, nicely legal and looking good, and based on hearsay, is then submitted to the ICIG.

2) The ICIG sends it to staff lawyers in the department who claim that the complaint (the validity of which can easily be determined by actually reading the 5 page transcript of the conversation between Trump and Ukrainian President Zelensky) doesn’t meet the requirements of a valid whistleblower complaint. The complaint is eventually released based on the new definition that hearsay evidence is acceptable.

3) Nancy Pelosi then starts an “impeachment inquiry” (a precursor to a formal vote in the House directing House committees to begin writing the Articles of Impeachment) based on the complaint.

4) Mainstream news outlets then begin a campaign to impeach the president.

5) Adam Schiff, in committee, then reads a fabricated version of Trump’s conversation with Zelinsky. This is shown on news programs all over the country.

6) When minority members of Schiff’s Intelligence committee compare what he said to the actual transcript, they realize that the chairman has altered the text of what was actually said, and they call him on it.

7) Schiff then says that the minority member is right, but that his statements were “a sort of parody,” and that what he said wasn’t what the president said, but ‘it’s what the president meant, in so many words.’

9) The impeachment inquiry proceeds, trumpeted by the always objective mainstream media.

So we have a recently altered whistleblower form that has been changed to accept hearsay evidence just before a CIA officer submits a whistleblower complaint against Trump. The complaint itself may have been written by Congressional staffers, and the complainant’s lawyers worked for the opposition party. This complaint is then used as the basis of an impeachment investigation.

As the great David Crosby (of the Byrds) said in one of his songs, "There's something going on around here, that surely won't stand the light of day."

New York Senator Charles Schumer warned President Trump three years ago what would happen to him if he took on the intelligence community: "Let me tell you, you take on the intelligence community -- they have six ways from Sunday to get back at you."

Senator Schumer warns president-elect Trump on January 3, 2017

Senator Schumer was oh so right! Impeachment proceedings have begun, based on a complaint by a whistleblower assigned to the White House. The whistleblower was a former CIA agent who has returned to the CIA!

To give both sides we'll post an article by Paul Craig Roberts, who was in the Reagan administration.

Don't listen to the talking heads in the media. Read the conversation between Ukrainian President Zelensky and Trump. Read the whistleblower's complaint. Think. Make up your own mind.

The New York Times this week removed all doubt about the corporate controlled media being in the hands of the military-industrial-complex / Deep State.

As you recall, President Trump fired his warmongering national security adviser, John Bolton. This war hawk, when he was in the Bush administration, favored the war in Afghanistan in 2001 and the War in Iraq in 2003. Trump remarked in a tweet announcing Bolton's firing that he “strongly disagreed” with his nat sec advisor on a range of issues. In another tweet back in June, Trump famously said to Chuck Todd: “I have some hawks. John Bolton is absolutely a hawk.  If it was up to him he'd take on the whole world at one time.”

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So, you’d think that peace-loving people would be grateful that this warmonger is out of the cabinet.

Not, apparently, the New York Times.

Here is how the Strategic Culture Foundation put it:

The Washington establishment, the deep state and the bipartisan War Party, with its entrenched Cold War ideology, seems to have an endemic sway over policy which may thwart Trump’s efforts to direct a less belligerent US.

To illustrate the twisted nature of the US establishment, one only had to read the way sections of the American corporate-controlled media lamented the departure of Bolton. The New York Times, which is a dutiful conduit for deep state intelligence and the foreign policy establishment, actually bemoaned the ouster of Bolton, calling him a “voice of restraint”.

The NY Times commented, with approval, on how Bolton “objected to attempts to pursue diplomatic avenues with players considered American enemies. And he angered Trump with a last-minute battle against a peace agreement with the Taliban… whether it was inviting the Taliban to Camp David or cooperating with Russia, he [Bolton] was the national security adviser who said no.”

In another piece this week, the NY Times commented, again approvingly of Bolton: “Mr Bolton strongly opposed detente with Iran, and his unceremonious ouster has reignited concerns among some Republicans [and Democrats] in Congress about the White House’s declining projection of American military power around the world.”

Can you believe it? The so-called US “newspaper of record” is somehow valorizing an out-and-out warmonger in the form of Bolton, and appears to be advocating “projection of American military power around the world”. The latter phrase being but an Orwellian euphemism for imperialism and war.”

"Bolton Gone: Improved Peace Prospects?" Strategic Culture Foundation, https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2019/09/13/bolton-gone-improved-peace-prospects/

Couldn’t have said it better. Wasn’t it John Bolton who wanted regime change in Iran? Even though Trump has stated his desire NOT to seek regime change in Tehran, despite Trump’s intense dislike of the mullahs in Iran. Bolton also opposed Trump in his detente with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. It is also thought that Bolton used his influence to impede Trump’s recent attempt to host Taliban leaders at Camp David earlier this month. This was a genuine effort at building trust for a proposed peace deal to withdraw US troops from the disastrous war in Afghanistan.  We’ve been there for almost 18 years! What have we accomplished? Nothing! Except to protect a lot of poppy fields that are the source of heroin that enters our cities.

Trump isn’t exactly a dove, he’s a pragmatic deal-maker who puts U.S. interests first. Personally, I encourage the president’s efforts to get out of Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan. I would have hoped that the Times, a newspaper I used to read cover-to-cover, would also do so.

Apparently not. The Times’ hatred of Donald Trump puts this once-great newspaper on the side of the warmongers. It’s too bad.

The 1619 Project

The introductory essay of the Times' 1619 Project opens with this sentence: "Our democracy’s ideals were false when they were written.” This is an attempt to frame the ideals enshrined in the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence in terms of a Marxist, dystopian vision of this country. It says that the idea of freedom and equality under the law are invalid because the old white guys who wrote the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence were inveterate racists.

Here is what Andrew Sullivan, in his brilliant essay in The Intelligencer, says:

Don’t get me wrong. I think that view deserves to be heard. The idea that the core truth of human society is that it is composed of invisible systems of oppression based on race (sex, gender, etc.), and that liberal democracy is merely a mask to conceal this core truth, and that a liberal society must therefore be dismantled in order to secure racial/social justice is a legitimate worldview. (That view that “systems” determine human history and that the individual is a mere cog in those systems is what makes it neo-Marxist and anti-liberal.) But I sure don’t think it deserves to be incarnated as the only way to understand our collective history, let alone be presented as the authoritative truth, in a newspaper people rely on for some gesture toward objectivity."

Andrew Sullivan, " The New York Times Has Abandoned Liberalism for Activism," http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/09/andrew-sullivan-ny-times-abandons-liberalism-for-activism.html

The Times' view is materialist, anti-spiritual, and atheist, a view that deprecates human spirituality and regards a human being as just the body without a spiritual component. This point of view identifies a person merely by the body's sex and race. Unfortunately, the Times is going the route of neo-Marxist materialism -- the same route that in the Soviet Union and in China led to the establishment of dictatorships that resulted in the deaths of 60 million people. In other words, the route to a dark, dystopian society.

Don't believe it.

No one who is sane can figure out the current political landscape. No one can understand why the president is so divisive in his tweets, calling the press the “enemy of the people,” and tweeting out criticisms of everyone he doesn’t agree with. It all goes back, I think, to May 17, 2017, when he made the famous “despite the negative press covfefe” tweet, which began a firestorm of commentary.

Here’s what the New York Times said about this crazy tweet in the article titled, “What’s a ‘Covfefe’? Trump Tweet Unites a Bewildered Nation”:

And on the 132nd day, just after midnight, President Trump had at last delivered the nation to something approaching unity — in bewilderment, if nothing else. The state of our union was … covfefe. The trouble began, as it so often does, on Twitter, in the early minutes of Wednesday morning. Mr. Trump had something to say. Kind of.

“Despite the constant negative press covfefe,” the Twitter post began, at 12:06 a.m., from @realDonaldTrump, the irrepressible internal monologue of his presidency.

And that was that. A minute passed. Then another. Then five. Surely he would delete the message. Ten. Twenty. It was nearly 12:30 a.m. Forty minutes. An hour. The questions mounted.

Had the president’s lawyers, so eager to curb his stream-of-consciousness missives, tackled the commander in chief under the cover of night? Perhaps, some worried aloud, Mr. Trump had experienced a medical episode a quarter of the way through his 140 characters.

But by 1 a.m., the debate had effectively consumed Twitter — or at least a certain segment of insomniac Beltway types, often journalists and political operatives — ascending the list of trending topics. “Of course #covfefe is real word,” wrote @Diane_7A, recalling an invented tragedy once invoked by the Trump White House. “It was coined during the Bowling Green Massacre.”

“What if this is it,” asked Emily Nussbaum, The New Yorker television critic, after just five minutes. “That is his final tweet & the rest of history stops.”

...“Covfefe,” said Tasneem Raja, a journalist, perhaps chafing at the growing communal giddiness. “There, I participated.”

Eventually, the jokes lurched into delirium. Twitter users held forth on the former F.B.I. director James Covfefe. They pledged to order a grande covfefe during their next Starbucks runs. They announced they had at last discovered what Bill Murray whispered to Scarlett Johansson at the end of “Lost in Translation.”

Just after 6 a.m., the president resurfaced, finally deleting the Twitter post and tapping out another.

“Who can figure out the true meaning of ‘covfefe’ ???” he wrote. “Enjoy!”

Consensus proved elusive — to say nothing of pronunciation guidelines — and the White House appeared disinclined to help. “The president and a small group of people know exactly what he meant,” Sean Spicer, the press secretary, said flatly. He did not elaborate.

But someone else had a theory — the American perhaps most attuned to the power of the president’s Twittering hand. “I thought it was a hidden message,” Hillary Clinton told a crowd in California, “to the Russians.”

Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/31/us/politics/covfefe-trump-twitter.html

And there you have it. That tweet was the first that got people thinking, “this president might be mentally unbalanced.” After that, this narrative was taken up by the press. Acting AG Rod Rosenstein joked a year later that the president might be crazy enough to invoke the 25th amendment and that he could be removed from power. Nancy Pelosi seriously considered it as an item in a potential impeachment investigation of Trump.

What is the real meaning of covfefe? Well, I’m going to offer my own explanation.

We all know that Donald Trump is a big WWE wrestling fan. So big that the WWE website has devoted a bio page to Trump:

https://www.wwe.com/superstars/donald-trump

In WWE wrestling, there is a term called “kayfabe.”

Here’s what Wikipedia says about the word kayfabe:

In professional wrestling, kayfabe /ˈkeɪfeɪb/ (also called work or worked) is the portrayal of staged events within the industry as "real" or "true", specifically the portrayal of competition, rivalries, and relationships between participants as being genuine and not of a staged or predetermined nature of any kind. The term kayfabe has evolved to also become a code word of sorts for maintaining this "reality" within the direct or indirect presence of the general public.

Kayfabe is often seen as the suspension of disbelief that is used to create the non-wrestling aspects of promotions, such as feuds, angles, and gimmicks in a manner similar to other forms of fictional entertainment. In relative terms, a wrestler breaking kayfabe during a show would be likened to an actor breaking character on-camera. Also, since wrestling is performed in front of a live audience, whose interaction with the show is crucial to its success, kayfabe can be compared to the fourth wall in acting, since hardly any conventional fourth wall exists to begin with. In general, everything in a professional wrestling show is to some extent scripted, or "kayfabe", even though at times it is portrayed as real-life.”

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kayfabe

For example, kayfabe has also been practiced in Hollywood and in entertainment. The famous (fake) feud between Matt Damon and Jimmy Kimmel is now a running joke. The feuds between comedians Jack Benny and Fred Allen, and comedian/actor Bob Hope and singer/actor Bing Crosby, were totally fake. Benny and Allen were best friends in real life, while Hope and Crosby were also close friends.

So OK, what does WWE have to do with covfefe and Trump? Later on in this article, it says,

It has long been claimed that kayfabe has been used in American politics, especially in election campaigns, Congress, and the White House, but no evidence of actual usage of kayfabe in Washington has ever been uncovered. In interviews as Governor of Minnesota, former wrestler Jesse Ventura often likened Washington to wrestling when he said that politicians "pretend to hate each other in public, then go out to dinner together."

Ibid.

It’s a stretch, but linking covfefe with kayfabe isn’t too ridiculous. No more ridiculous than the other explanations for covfefe.

In this interpretation, Trump’s “covfefe” tweet was the ultimate troll. It was a message, for those who could understand, that what was about to happen in the next 3 years of his presidency was, basically, going to be staged. Kayfabe baby! As the Wikipedia definition says, “Kayfabe is the portrayal of staged events within the industry as "real" or "true".”

This only makes sense if what we’re seeing is really staged or scripted. Some claim that the president is working with the military, and military intelligence, on a multi-decade plan that began after JFK was assassinated. This plan is about what Trump called “draining the swamp” (getting rid of the criminal elements in Washington DC).  

Crazy? Yup. But no crazier than the events we read about every day in the news. Seriously, folks, you couldn’t make this shit up. I check the news every day, and I do sometimes feel that I’m watching a movie. It’s unreal.

Hey, the tweet might simply have been referring to a cup of coffee, as in, “despite the negative press I’m going to sit back and drink a cup of coffee.” But the Times piece (and others), and the heated reaction to it, tells me that tweet was way more important. It tells me that certain folks in the media had a good idea what it was really about.

We probably won’t know the truth until November of 2020. By then, hopefully, we’ll have more clarity in this crazy movie we are living in. Or is it a Matrix?

The old order is crumbling. We are seeing very strange things, murderers shooting up people in public, the president trolling the media (and anyone who he doesn’t like), and a political frenzy being generated among the population.

Is there a method to Trump’s madness?

He thinks so. We’ll just have to wait and see whether he is really crazy, or whether he’s a “stable genius.” It’s all about the 2020 election.

This is an article published by Dr. Steven Greer, of the Disclosure Project. Dr. Greer has been working tirelessly for over 25 years to expose the "black" programs hidden within the bowels of the intelligence community. These programs are surrounded by secrecy and their activities are the true threat to our democracy.

Dr. Greer has extensive experience dealing with government. the military, the intelligence community, and the media. What he has to say about our media is interesting, given the current furor over "fake news."

Written in 2004, this article is (unfortunately) even more important now that it was when it was written 15 years ago. It is important enough that I will quote the entire article, which is available on his website: https://siriusdisclosure.com/cseti-papers/media-play/

Steven M. Greer MD

April 2004.

Conventional Wisdom has it that we live in a free and open society with a free press, which plays the role of a key check and balance on government secrecy and abuse. This and other fantasies, foisted on a gullible public, have enabled runaway illegal secret projects to get away with murder, and they are now on the verge of planeticide – the killing of an entire planet.

The truth is that we have free media – so long as it is inconsequential. That is, freedom of the press exists so long as it is exercised within a certain sphere of influence that does not reach a critical mass of significance. Sure, you can say and write anything – so long as it does not get placed in front of the masses in an honest way. The quaint notion of a free press, serving as the Fourth Estate and watching vigilantly over the interests of The People is one of the great lies perpetrated by the government, and by the corporate media itself. Every insider knows this is a lie.

Big Media must be distinguished from the media in general, insofar as the former is utterly corrupted and the latter is sequestered into spheres of limited influence and significance. Mass retail media – the nightly news, CNN, The NY Times, The Washington Post, Newsweek, Time and the like are less free on anything of real significance than the media of many third world countries – or even communist China.

We know, because we have beta tested the system. (More on this later.)

The implications of this corruption cannot be overestimated. In the world today, the corrupt, dumbed-down and controlled Big Media is the central reason for significant investigations being killed, illegal secrecy persisting and major scientific breakthroughs being suppressed.

Without the cooperation, compliance and corruption of Big Media, the shadowy programs that keep the world burning could in no way prevail. In fact, when recently asked by a member of Congress how these illegal operations persist and flourish, I had to tell him it was the primarily due to the fact that Big Media give them a free pass.

Years ago, while at a gathering in New York City with Laurence Rockefeller and a few other influential people in the city, Bob Schwartz, a noted journalist who had been on the Board of Time Life (before it was Time Warner, or AOL Time Warner etc, etc) flat out told me that the Big Media “…had become scribes taking dictation from the right hand of the king…” rather than really functioning as a free press and the Fourth Estate. He proceeded to tell me how he had given his friend Mike Wallace of CBS’ 60 Minutes a number of government documents on UFOs, and that Mr. Wallace wanted to pursue the story, but ultimately dropped it due to pressure from ‘somewhere’.

Now, Big Media will tell you that the UFO matter is closed, that the Air Force looked into UFOs and ended Project Blue Book with a report from the Condon Committee that essentially said there was nothing to study. This is one of the Big Lies and can be proven to be so. But every Big Media outlet in the US holds to this line, notwithstanding overwhelming evidence to the contrary – and the fact that we can now prove that Dr. Condon himself corrupted the study and was on the payroll of the shadowy projects keeping the matter secret!

Essentially, America has no free press of any significance when it comes to real investigative reporting, government secrecy or serious technology breakthroughs dealing with energy and propulsion systems that could replace Big Oil. The Big Media is vertically and horizontally integrated into a large corporate and quasi-governmental matrix of shadowy interests and corrupting influences. In no way is the major media in America free, nor has it been for decades.

In the late 1990s I met with a senior reporter for the Washington Post, whose beat included government, military and national security issues, who told me that he was sitting on rather explosive files on a number of issues (hint: we were talking about secret underground facilities and certain genetic experiments that are ongoing). When I asked him when they would run that story he winked and said, “Oh Dr. Greer, you know that nothing important is ever printed in the Washington Post. We will never print that kind of story and, if anything, we will work to debunk it if it appears anywhere else…” When I asked him, “Well what about the Fourth Estate – our free media being a check and balance on government and extreme secrecy that is out of control?” he said, “You know that doesn’t exist anymore…” We had a drink and went on our way.

Senior government officials, members of Congress and top Pentagon officials with whom I have met have cited media infiltration, corruption and ridicule as the main reason they steer clear of certain areas. Why look into super-secret UFO related projects if you will only be shellacked by the Big Media as Senator Moon Beam?

Of course, many people in the media never look into these issues since they have blindly accepted the party line and bought into the ridicule and disinformation surrounding the subject. A lack of independent investigation, and a prevailing prejudice, prevents most journalists from even giving a cursory look into these controversies. A senior editor for the Boston Globe once told me that they would never run a story on UFOs “…even if you put a dead ET on my desk…” since such topics were the stuff of the low-end tabloids. (I guess 24/7 coverage of titillating details of sexual escapades and lurid murders are ok, however.) Persistent ridicule and a glib dismissal of ‘conspiracy’ theorists and ‘UFO believers’ are about as far as most journalists get. The facts are seldom investigated, and on the rare occasion when they are, the story is blocked.

It is also an open secret that the intelligence community has infiltrated and used the media for decades. What is not acknowledged is the extent to which the Big Media are controlled by corrupt interests that are the antithesis of freedom. It is a pervasive problem that is subtly managed very quietly, but anyone who has gotten close to the truth on a really Big Story that these interests want kept secret know what happens.

Such journalists walk into the mother of all buzz saws, and learn very quickly how un- free the Big Media really is. Into The Buzzsaw, with a foreword by Gore Vidal, is a book that recounts the experiences of a number of journalists who came across a story that ‘they’ did not want out – and who found out how ruthless media suppression really is.

The crown jewel of secrecy is the collection of projects that deal with advanced technologies, energy systems, propulsion systems – and UFO matters – that, once disclosed, would end the need for oil, gas, coal or nuclear power. The corruption and secrecy surrounding this issue is like none other – it is in a class of its own. The media can only cover the subject either in a cavalier or dismissive way – or through direct disinformation and ridicule. No honest investigative report has ever appeared, over time, on this subject in any Big Media outlet – not in over 50 years of secrecy. Why?

Because they are not allowed to do it. And if they did, it would mark the end of their career and possibly their lives. It is not an overstatement to say that I have spoken to mainstream journalist who evince palpable fear when the matter is brought up.

Of course, because of sensational cases of ‘investigative reporting’ like Watergate, Monica-gate and the like, the public believe the media is this fierce watch dog guarding the interests of the people and courageously ferreting out the truth. If only.

Sure, Big Media can have 24/7 coverage of trivial matters like a President’s private sex life (NEWS FLASH: Powerful men are known to have affairs and may even – gasp – lie about it!). Or a bungled and clumsy break-in at the Watergate. But the really big stories are never printed, the research is not allowed, and the truth is only whispered about privately, and carefully.

Shills in the Big Media are the central reason why the truth about many matters of great importance will never be told. Sure they will tell you about a titillating scandal, or about a tax cut, or a bombing. But get close to stories related to real power, and these Big Media hacks run the other way.

The proof?

In May of 2001, The Disclosure Project (www.DisclosureProject.org) held a major international press conference at the National Press Club in Washington DC. Hosted by legendary White House reporter Sarah McClendon, the event featured over 20 top-secret government, military, intelligence and corporate witnesses to UFO events and projects. No flakes amongst these: The witness testimony presented ranged from Brig. General to Colonels to a top FAA official. The National Press Club ballroom was packed with media from around the world and the event was – briefly – reported on CNN, BBC, Fox and many other outlets.

This two-hour event was the most watched live press event on the Internet and eventually over 1 million people saw the event on the net. We called for a full investigation into illegal covert programs dealing with UFOs and covert energy and propulsion projects. Congressional hearings were requested and the media were asked to fully investigate the matter. Tens of thousands of people wrote members of Congress and the US President asking for full, open, honest hearings at which some of the over 400 military and government-connected witnesses identified by The Disclosure Project could testify. (The reader may read the testimony of over 5 dozen of these witnesses in the book Disclosure or view their testimony at www.DisclosureProject.org).

Interestingly, the first hour of the event was externally electronically jammed by “someone outside the Press Club”, according to Internet hosting company Connect Live. (Sources later confirmed that this was an electronic warfare jamming of the broadcast.)

Senior producers at two Big Media networks, who had been briefed in advance and were planning major exposes in their newsmagazine programs, later told me that they were not allowed to go forward with their investigations or broadcast the programs. When I asked why, they simply said, “They just won’t let us do it.” And when I ask who are ‘they’, I was told, “Dr. Greer, you know who they are…”

Indeed.

Here, smoking gun evidence, official government documents and dozens of credible, corroborated, top-secret witnesses were presented to the world’s major media – and Big Media did virtually nothing. On major stories, involving controversial matters, I am told the New York Times requires three points of corroboration. Here, dozens were presented, from men and women with impeccable credentials and high national security clearances – and they were not anonymous sources, but presented with name, rank and serial number! But the coverage was brief (just enough to allow for ‘plausible freedom of the press’, I am told by insiders) and then quickly taken down. And no Big Media entity was allowed to do serious follow-up investigations. And none have occurred up to this date.

Such ‘editorial discretion’ has been abused hundreds of times to keep big stories out of the major media. People do not realize it, but we already live in an extremely controlled and closed society that is micro-managed by an elite few – all the while looking populist, democratic and open. As I write this a few miles from Thomas Jefferson’s home, Monticello, I can feel him spinning in his grave…

Meanwhile, it is up to us to get the truth out, notwithstanding the overwhelming force and corruption of the Big Media. It is almost too late – but not quite. With a Herculean effort, we might yet get the facts out before the public before the control freaks run the entire biosphere into the ground and we end up, Mad Max-like, fighting over the last barrel of oil in endless oil wars.

Perhaps someone in Big Media will step up to the plate and do the matter justice. But more likely, we need to identify a financial sponsor to start what I am calling “The Disclosure Network” via satellite. With adequate funding, we could begin real investigative reporting on issues that really matter – and renew the promise of a free press.

Until then, spread the word and get the truth out. Ultimately, if the people will lead the leaders will follow. Time is getting short for the corrupt corporate Big Media to regain its role as the Fourth Estate. And the earth cannot take another 50 years of ecological abuse, geopolitical instability born out of the injustice of poverty, and more oil wars. It is up to us to change course and create the sustainable civilization necessary for peace. For without peace there can be no future – and peace is impossible without truth, an open society and justice. There is time to act, but we must act now.

Steven M. Greer MD

As the Democratic debates descend into attack mode, with candidates even bashing the policies of former Democratic President Barack Obama, I’m wondering where this is all leading. After the first set of debates I concluded that in this era of Democratic identity politics, Kamala Harris surely would have the best chance, being a woman of color. But after the second debate, in which my favorite Dem Tulsi Gabbard (who served in the military and went to Afghanistan) eviscerated her record as a prosecutor, and got a lot of applause for it, it occurred to me that the Democratic debates were being scripted. The front runner, Joe Biden, is being attacked by the other major players (Elizabeth Warren, Harris, and Bernie Sanders) even though he still leads in the polls. Biden is being taken down, slowly but surely, like a pack of dogs harassing a weakened elk.

I was talking to a 28-year-old (a kid to me) and he says everyone his age and younger is all for Bernie Sanders. They like his anger at the “system” and his fresh new ideas! (Oh dear, the naiveté of youth). I can’t criticize because in my younger days I voted for George McGovern, who could be considered, back in 1972, as that era’s Bernie Sanders. But does Bernie, with his way-out socialist/communist program, really have a shot to beat the Trumpster? I don’t think so. There are still too many old fogies like me out there who remember the Cold War, and how the commies destroyed Russia, China, Cambodia (Pol Pot and his Khmer Rouge), and Eastern Europe, establishing gulags and killing 100 million people in the process.

So what is my theory? That Michelle Obama is being groomed to step in as the Dem nominee. It’s kinda like friendly fire destroying the troops before they can get set to fight their enemy, Donald Trump. I was going to do some research for this and write it up. Then I saw that Robert Bridge, writing for the Strategic Culture Foundation, already did a bang-up job on this conspiracy theory. So here’s the link to the article. What do you think?

Office of the Special Counsel head Robert Mueller testified before the House Judiciary Committee and the House Intelligence Committee yesterday. People on both sides of the aisle agreed that Mr. Mueller’s testimony  did nothing to forward the impeachment of Donald Trump.

https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Democrats-second-guess-calling-Mueller-divided-14152728.php

Mueller seemed to bumble and stumble his way through. He couldn’t even identify Fusion GPS, the opposition research outfit that provided input into the famous Steele Dossier, which was used  to obtain FISA warrants on minor Trump campaign operatives George Papadopoulos and Carter Page, which was then used to get info on higher-ups in the Trump Administration.

People in DC were very confused by Mueller’s performance. Apparently, this guy is regarded as a razor-sharp pit bull who knows everything about his cases. So why did Mueller appear so befuddled during his testimony yesterday?

Here’s a theory.

Recall that Attorney General Jeff Sessions, an Alabama Republican, recused himself from overseeing the Mueller investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, which was to probe the connection between the Trump campaign and Russian officials. Sessions didn’t want to be seen as biased because he is a Trump supporter. Here’s how the New York Times tells it:

Mr. Rosenstein appointed Mr. Mueller to take over the F.B.I.’s investigation into whether Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election and what part any members of the Trump campaign may have played in those efforts, as well as whether the president tried to obstruct the investigation. He then oversaw Mr. Mueller’s work because Jeff Sessions, a former Trump campaign adviser and the attorney general at the time, had recused himself from all campaign-related inquiries.”

Source: “Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to Step Down in May,” New York Times, https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/29/us/politics/rod-rosenstein-resigns.html)

So who was responsible for the oversight of the Mueller probe after Jeff Sessions stepped away? Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein.

Rosenstein was seen by Democrats in the House and Senate as sympathetic to Mueller, and not sympathetic to Trump. To see this, just look at the confirmation votes in the Senate for Rosenstein and Sessions. Rosenstein’s nomination was overwhelmingly supported by both Republicans and Democrats. Sessions’ nomination barely squeaked through because Democrats knew he was sympathetic to Trump. So when the Mueller probe began, from the first day, Sessions was gone and Rosenstein was in charge.

As we all know, Mueller hired people who didn’t like Trump. All of Trump’s 18 prosecutors/lawyers identified as Democrats. This is easily seen because Trump, during the two-year investigation, constantly railed (and still does) against the “18 Angry Democrats” and “the Witch Hunt.” Democrats basically gave Trump the finger, telling him to stop whining and live with it.  

What happened next is the interesting part.

In 2018 we found out about a “plot” (so the Republicans say) to wire people in the White House to secretly record Trump’s conversations. This plot was to collect info that would show that Trump is mentally incompetent, and to use the 25th amendment to remove him from office.[1]

 Rod Rosenstein, if you recall, called it “a joke.” But I’m not so sure it was a joke. Remember Omarossa, the former Trump aide? She was let go back in December 2017. Omarossa claimed this was because Trump is a racist. She even wrote an anti-Trump book about her time in the White House, titled Unhinged, which got a lot of media play. But what if the real reason for her firing was that she was wearing a wire? Here’s what Wikipedia says about this:

Omarosa Onee Manigault Newman (born February 5, 1974), often mononymously known as Omarosa, is an American reality television show participant, writer, and former political aide to President Donald Trump. She became widely known as a contestant on the first season of NBC's reality television series The Apprentice. After becoming assistant to the president and director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison during the Trump administration in January 2017, Newman resigned the White House on December 13, 2017. Subsequently, she competed on the first season of Celebrity Big Brother, making it to the final five of the season.

In August 2018, Newman published Unhinged, detailing her tenure at the White House and criticizing Trump and his administration. Two days before the book was released, she released the first of as many as 200 secret tapes she recorded during her White House tenure. As of 26 July 2019, she has released four tapes. The first tape she released, which was secretly recorded inside the Situation Room, was described as ‘one of the worst White House security breaches ever,’ though the tape is thought not to violate the Espionage Act.”

Wikipedia, " Omarosa Manigault Newman "

This makes a nice conspiracy theory doesn’t it? But it gets better.

Recall that Jeff Sessions resigned as AG in November 2018.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigned on Wednesday at President Trump’s request, ending the tenure of a beleaguered loyalist whose relationship with the president was ruined when Sessions recused himself from control of the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign.”

(Source: Washington Post, 20 November 2018, “JeffSessions forced out as attorney general,” https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/attorney-general-jeff-sessions-resigns-at-trumps-request/2018/11/07/d1b7a214-e144-11e8-ab2c-b31dcd53ca6b_story.html?utm_term=.d818c033a356)

Rod  Rosenstein retired from the Justice Department in May of 2019, just after  the Mueller investigation ended in April and the report was issued.  Trump then appointed William Barr to be Attorney General.

Apparently Bill Barr has a lot of respect in DC as an able lawyer, with both parties.

Here’s where the conspiracy theory comes in. What would have happened if Jeff Sessions had never resigned?

Well, the Mueller investigation would have continued. Leaks to the press would have continued, showing Trump and his alleged involvement with the Russians. But why? So that Trump, known for his gigantic ego and his impulsiveness, would have had to eventually fire Mueller and his team. This would have led to another Saturday Night Massacre. It would have been Watergate all over again. Trump could then, legitimately, be accused of obstruction of justice. This would have led to impeachment proceedings, just as it did with Richard Nixon back in 1972. Another Republican president would have bitten the dust, yay!

But, strangely, Trump did nothing except rant on Twitter for two years as Mueller and the media pounded him. He let the investigation continue, he provided documents, he did not cite Executive Privilege (as Nixon did) and allowed witnesses in the Executive Branch to testify before the OSC. (Trump has asserted executive privilege when it comes to his taxes, but that is an entirely different matter.)

But once Barr was appointed, Mueller and the OSC had to face the fact that they were now being overseen by a highly respected lawyer with high credentials, and someone they had respect for and had worked with in the past. The OSC knew they couldn’t mess around with Bill Barr.

Mueller, before he testified to Congress yesterday, realized he was trapped. During the previous two years he had the support of the Deputy AG and all Democrats in Congress. But after the 2018 mid-term elections, progressives like AOC, Tlaib, and Ilhan Omar began attacking moderates in the Democratic party, including Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The Democrats began to splinter. Moreover, the release of the Mueller Report itself was basically a dud politically. Mueller didn’t charge Trump with any crimes, although he did say Trump wasn’t exonerated. Nevertheless, Democrats (all of the people in the OSC identified as Dems) weren’t happy.

When the Mueller team disbanded, another attempt was made to breathe life into Russiagate. Mueller was asked to  testify before Congress about the report. But Mueller was in a bad spot. Although he didn’t like Trump, he knew that there was really nothing behind Russiagate. Christopher Steele, Mifsud, Stefan Halper, George Nader (who was accused recently of sex crimes) and the other actors in the Russigate play couldn’t connect Trump to Russian spying. Mueller knew his report was lame, he knew that his new boss, AG Barr, knew it was lame, and his Democratic backers were now in disarray.

Media observers were confused by Mueller’s performance. But Mueller knew he had a flimsy case with Russiagate. He could have given the Dems their sound bites but if he did, it would be a liability for himself and his teammates. He knew Barr already had an ongoing investigation about the origins of Russiagate, and that the actions of his team were being scrutinized. If his testimony actually did lead to an impeachment investigation of Trump (this was clearly the purpose for the hearings) the actions of the OSC would have been exposed when the investigation uncovered that their flimsy case against Trump was largely manufactured (the Mueller report itself is long on accusations and short on evidence).

Mueller didn’t even know what Fusion GPS is? Beyond his purview? Nonsense. Sure he looked tired, but Mueller is a sharp cookie.

I think he reasoned like this: If he admitted he knew Fusion GPS was an opposition research group whose research was paid for by the Democratic National Committee, and that the Steele dossier was paid for by Perkins Coie, the Clinton’s law firm, the question from Republicans would be, “What have you been doing for the past two years?”

Moreover, Mueller knows his report is filled with inaccuracies. Here’s just one example: the Mueller Report mentions Joseph Mifsud, a European academic with ties to Link University in Rome, a training ground for Western intelligence agents. John Solomon, of The Hill, says this:

Mueller’s team alleges that Mifsud is the person who fed a story in spring 2016 to Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos about Moscow possessing purloined emails from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.”

[Note: this is the collusion story promoted by Mueller, that the Russians hacked the DNC server to get Hillary’s emails, and that the Russians then gave these emails to Trump.].

It was the earliest known contact in the now-debunked collusion narrative and the seminal event that the FBI says prompted it on July 31, 2016, to open its probe into the Trump campaign. Mueller concluded that Mifsud was a person with extensive Russia ties who planted the story about the Clinton emails in Moscow and then lied about his dealings with Papadopoulos when interviewed by the FBI in 2017. Papadopoulos has pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Mifsud. But unlike others accused of misleading Mueller — including Papadopoulos, former Trump adviser Michael Flynn and former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort — Mifsud was not charged with a crime....”

Source: https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/454409-robert-mueller-soon-may-be-exposed-as-the-magician-of-omission-on-russia

Why not? Could it be that Mifsud wasn’t really working with the Russians for Trump? Solomon continues:

A May 2019 letter from Devin Nunes [Republican House Intelligence Committee member whom the Democrats love to hate]­ to U.S. intelligence officials reveals photos showing that the FBI conducted training at Link in fall 2016 and that Mifsud and other Link officials met regularly with world leaders, including Boris Johnson, elected today as Britain’s new prime minister.... Mifsud received instructions from Link superiors to “put Papadopoulos in contact with Russians,” including a think tank figure named Ivan Timofeev and a woman he was instructed to identify to Papadopoulos as Vladimir Putin’s niece. Mifsud knew the woman was not the Russian president’s niece but, rather, a student who was involved with both the Link and LCILP campuses.... ”

Source: https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/454409-robert-mueller-soon-may-be-exposed-as-the-magician-of-omission-on-russia

Oh what a tangled web we weave, when we seek to deceive. Why didn’t Mueller even interview Mifsud, who was readily available? If the Russiagate narrative is correct, Mifsud could have provided direct evidence against Trump. Sounds like Mifsud is trying to entrap a Trump advisor, not collude with the Russians against Hillary. Moreover, if the FBI suspected that Mifsud had ties to Russia, why would it provide training to his academic group at Link University? These are the sorts of questions that would have been asked if Mueller didn’t present himself as dazed and confused.

Mueller did the only thing he could do: pretend to be an idiot. But he isn’t an idiot. It was a great acting job though. The special prosecutor was covering his ass. And he did a really good job of it.

What’s Next?

The Mueller Report will be swept aside by the investigations into child trafficking. Jeffrey Epstein is just the tip of the iceberg. Flight logs of those who traveled to Little St. James (“Pedo Island”) are known. All those who used Epstein’s “services” are known. Some of these people – businessmen, entertainers, and politicians – are famous. They are going down. When that happens, the silly blip known as Russiagate will disappear into the dustbin of history.

When Russiagate is analyzed it will be seen as an op by a group of people that couldn’t accept the results of the 2016 election. The reasons for that are tied up with the dark networks, including (particularly) the sex trafficking and child trafficking networks, and the organizations and people running them. By the time November 2020 rolls around, a lot of this stuff will be revealed.

We live in troubled, but interesting, times.


[1] The relevant portion of the 25th amendment is in Section 4, which states the following (italics mine):

“SECTION 4

“Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President.

   “Thereafter, when the President transmits to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives his written declaration that no inability exists, he shall resume the powers and duties of his office unless the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive department or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit within four days to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office. Thereupon Congress shall decide the issue, assembling within forty-eight hours for that purpose if not in session. If the Congress, within twenty-one days after receipt of the latter written declaration, or, if Congress is not in session, within twenty-one days after Congress is required to assemble, determines by two-thirds vote of both Houses that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall continue to discharge the same as Acting President; otherwise, the President shall resume the powers and duties of his office.”