In recent weeks, an internal conflict within the U.S. government has begun to heat up as forces less than visible to the public have coordinated attempts to derail the administration and policies of President Donald Trump.
While it’s true that Trump has numerous enemies in the media (many of whom were more than delighted to give him free press before he started seriously competing against Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election), the media is not the instigator of these attacks that have in recent days cost Trump multiple picks for Cabinet jobs and embarrassment over leaked information.
Within Trump’s administration, there’s a growing unease — some have wrongly used the word chaos — over who or what entity is behind the disingenuous actions that seem determined to stymie Trump’s promises on everything from military commitments to trade policies while forcing the president to make near-daily excuses and unplanned statements to the press.
Of course, besides the media, Trump has no shortage of powerful enemies who would like nothing more than to see the new commander-in-chief driven from office. And while some Congressional Democrats have casually mentioned trying to make use of the 25th Amendment of the Constitution to remove Trump from power by having him declared unfit for office, the forces behind many of these machinations may be more sinister than that.
One of the greatest pieces of evidence that something significant is wrong was the spectacular resignation of former Army Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn from the role of National Security Advisor. His tenure in this position lasted just 24 days, and officially, he was forced out of the job due to contacts he had with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak prior to President Trump’s inauguration — specifically based on the fact that Flynn’s accounts of his contacts didn’t square with intelligence intercepts of the calls themselves.
There were mentions in the press that a zealous Justice Department could charge Flynn with violation of the Logan Act — relating to his discussing official government business as a then-private citizen — if he wanted to fight to keep his job. But some pundits noted the Logan Act hasn’t been used to prosecute anyone in its 218-year history, and federal courts were likely to strike down any attempted prosecution under it.
Interestingly, however, a former aide to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton tweeted about Flynn’s son’s blabbing about the discredited “Pizzagate” scandal that embarrassed both Clinton and her campaign chairman John Podesta in the end stages of the 2016 presidential race.
Specifically, the aide’s tweet said in part, “Dear Mike Flynn and Mike Flynn, Jr.: What goes around COMETS around” — referencing both Flynn’s departure and the Comet Pizza establishment where supposed Pizzagate-related child abuse occurred in past years. For some insiders in Washington, this is a not-so-subtle declaration of payback that may or may not have to do with presidential election politics.
In the meantime, Trump has selected Army Lt. Gen. Herbert R. McMaster to replace the outgoing Flynn. But Flynn wasn’t the only official related to the defense establishment who’s been prevented from serving; Trump’s pick for Secretary of the Army, Vincent Viola, was also prevented from being confirmed for his job due to alleged business conflicts of interest.
For a few days, it appeared that Trump’s pick for Secretary of the Navy, Philip Bilden, might also suffer the same fate. But it turned out that media stories about Bilden appear to have been “fake news,” more or less spun out of whole cloth based on the spurious reports of “unnamed sources.”
The bigger question, however, is who — or what — is behind these actions and others like them?
As with any detective job, the correct first question to ask might be, “who stands to gain [if Trump is removed or prevented from carrying out his policies]?” Most of the answer to that question can be summed up in one word: globalists. One doesn’t have to look much further than the people most often thought of as globalist “tools” to see a cluster of usual suspects.
Former President Barack Obama would like nothing more than to ensure his legacy policies are preserved and his legislative agenda is maintained. To that end, he’s mobilized an activist army that some have numbered at more than 30,000 volunteers around the country.
Rather than retiring quietly to Hawaii, Illinois or elsewhere as other presidents might have in the past, Obama has dug in his heels and bought a large mansion to house his family in Washington D.C. He has a steady stream of former advisors, political consultants and staff coming and going as he daily works on a virtual “shadow government” designed to throw up roadblocks to Trump at every turn.
Progressive billionaire activist George Soros is known for his exceptionally deep pockets and his especially deep control over many of the political operations he funds through his multi-tentacled Open Society Foundations, among other organizations that he wields tremendous political influence through.
Unlike nearly all other political power players in the United States (and perhaps even the world), Soros is not known for merely making financial donations; he is very much hands-on, and he’s even admitted that many of the actions he takes are immoral.
Soros is known for being responsible for the toppling of at least eight governments around the world (with profit as a motive), so his views about “regime change” within the United States are likely no different than his feelings about accomplishing the same in, say, Macedonia or Ukraine.
It’s worth bearing in mind that in a number of Soros-sponsored “color revolutions” around the world, violence — and even death — were not unknown as coups d’etat and military movements overthrew democratically elected leaders in a number of nations.
Soros has funded not just Democrats in the United States but also Republicans — specifically Republicans who played a direct or indirect role in the #NeverTrump movement of 2016 — politicians such as Governor John Kasich of Ohio, Senator John McCain of Arizona, Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, Senator Marco Rubio of Florida and others.
It should be noted that some of the figures endorsing the #NeverTrump movement include the Bush family, whose scion Jeb famously lost to Trump in the Republican primaries. It shouldn’t be forgotten that former president George H.W. Bush — who made no secret of his enmity for Trump — headed the Central Intelligence Agency in the past, and many political observers say it is the intelligence community (or perhaps rogue elements within it) that’s behind many of the damaging leaks and documents such as the “dirty dossier” on Trump proffered by Senator John McCain to the FBI.
Trump has chastised elements of the intelligence community previously and castigated ex-President Obama’s head of Central Intelligence, James Clapper, who he claimed via a tweet in early January, “called me to denounce the false and fictitious report that was illegally circulated. Made up, phony facts. Too bad!”
Recently on Fox News, former Democratic Congressman Dennis Kucinich of Ohio gave an interview in which he said, “There’s a game being played inside the Intelligence community [which Kucinich refers to as the ‘Deep State’] to force American policy in a direction that’s different than what the White House wants.”
American citizens should be rightfully concerned about this partially unelected group of people attempting to drive the course of government away from its elected leader’s agenda and toward a globalist one.
Fortunately, there are some encouraging signs that Trump may be about to get his way in a few policy areas shortly. Reports of a funding halt for the nearly discredited Syrian “rebels” overseas and ATF personnel postings to the crime-torn city of Chicago are just two examples (both of which have been denied as having to do with Trump administration decisions by respective spokespeople).
But it remains to be seen if Trump promises to degrade NATO and contribute less to the security of Europe will come to pass. Certainly, those profiting from the “gravy train” of the military-industrial establishment will be greatly upset if Trump makes good on promises to make the kind of budget cuts he’s talked about with, say, the F-35 jet fighter program.
Recently, Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky remarked that the aforementioned Senator McCain was wrong about his views of the U.S. needing to get involved in “constant wars.” Paul claimed that if McCain was president instead of Trump, the country would be well on its way to bankruptcy.
It probably doesn’t need mentioning, but this is the same Senator McCain who’s chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee that’s in charge of authorizing $600 billion per year for the Pentagon and the military. And coincidentally, it’s newly reelected Senator McCain who wants to lead a Congressional effort to probe Trump’s ties with Russia — the same country that the military-industrial complex has major investments in continuing to provoke hostilities with.
Is it possible that McCain donor Soros could use some of his ties in Ukraine and Eastern Europe to dig up dirt on Russia that the Senator could then leak to the press? Perhaps with assistance from two certain ex-presidents (and their wives and political networks) thrown in? With Russia accusers Michael Moore and even musician Moby (who lately has become an intelligence community apologist) to whip up public support?
With this “dream team” of enemies, Trump had better watch his back moving forward. Otherwise, the next musical chair to be pulled out in the Oval Office might be his own.
~ Conservative Zone