Since I last wrote, things in Trumpworld have been moving at record speed.
It is impossible to keep track of every bit of news about the White House, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and FBI.
President Donald Trump gave his first State of the Union (SOTU) address on Tuesday, January 30, 2018. It was incredible. The linked post gives a full report on his speech, his special guests and the non-reaction from the Democrats. No one expects one party to applaud the other’s policies, but when an American president talks about the great things US citizens accomplish, there is normally a standing ovation from both sides of the chamber. That did not happen and angry Americans posted their disapproval online. Bright sparks will be making memes out of those photos when the 2018 mid-term campaign gets underway.
The day after the SOTU, the Republicans from the House and the Senate boarded a chartered Amtrak train taking them and their families to Greenbriar, a traditional upmarket resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, for a short GOP-oriented retreat. En route, a dump truck with trash crashed with the train at a level crossing in West Virginia. Only a fool would think that was an accident. Fortunately, the GOP legislators and their loved ones were fine. But — and it’s a big but — think of what could have happened otherwise.
The various Anons posting on 4chan and 8chan often reference the symbolism that Trump’s enemies use. A contributor to Reddit’s Q Anon board put it like this:
Sometimes the symbolism can go wild and needs to be nudged back into reality. But if the dark forces believe it and use it, then I have to keep an open mind to the possibility of ‘messages’ being sent. Throughout the campaign one of the tag lines is to say ride the ‘Trump Train.’ Now we have 3 train mishaps that seem to be time lined in parallel with Trump’s push back on the deep state. So in a conspiratorial sort of way my mind is racing to make sense of it all. Coincidence? Accident?
Someone replied, mentioning the subsequent train crash in South Carolina in Rep. Trey Gowdy’s district referencing Zach, someone in the military with intel who occasionally talks with Alex Jones on air:
Listening to a Zach report on AJ 2-4-18 Sunday show; Zach claims that the S. Carolina train accident was train 91, coinciding with Las Vegas on Hwy 91. And, this S. Carolina Amtrak is also significant because it is in Trey G’s ‘backyard.’ He reminds that symbols are VERY meaningful to deep state antics.
Returning to the January 31 crash, had it been successful, it could have wiped out the Republican majorities in both houses of Congress. Think of the implications.
Trump went to address the Republicans on February 1. His remarks — along with the SOTU — were so powerful that even the Washington Post had to concede that he was making the GOP the ‘People’s Party’. Trump recapped what he said in the SOTU:
The stock market has added more than $8 trillion in new wealth. Unemployment claims are at a 45-year low, which is something. After years of wage stagnation, we are finally seeing rising wages. African American and Hispanic unemployment have both reached the lowest levels ever recorded. That’s something very, very special. (Applause.)
And when I made that statement the other night, there was zero movement from the Democrats. They sat there, stone cold, no smile, no applause. You would have thought that, on that one, they would have, sort of, at least clapped a little bit. Which tells you, perhaps, they’d rather see us not do well than see our country do great. And that’s not good. That’s not good. We have to change that. (Applause.)
By this time, Americans had received their paychecks with the new tax plan in effect. The online fora I read were filled with reports of more money thanks to a reduction in withholding tax and, for some, a company-wide pay rise. Most of those commenting online will be $1,000 to $2,000 better off this year.
On Friday, February 2, the FISA memo that Rep. Devin Nunes (R-California), the chairman of the United States House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, was released. My post discusses the memo’s content, which involves some of the people I wrote about earlier this year on January 2 and January 11.
Of course, the Democrats did not want the memo released. Nor did the Deep State. Judicial Watch’s Tom Fitton, who seems to be on Fox News daily, did not care:
Don’t believe the Deep State on
#ReleasetheMemo-concerns about classified info are fake, Deep State Obama/DOJ/FBI use classification to cover-up abuses. @JudicialWatch wants full transparency-in fed court now for Clinton dossier docs, FBI anti- @RealDonaldTrump texts, etc.
Julian Assange chimed in, too:
I find it remarkable how comprehensively the Democrats, DoJ and FBI have played into Trump’s hands over the Nunes memo. By conspicuously trying to hide information they have aligned themselves against the public, drawn suspicion and imbued the memo with totemic power.
Rep. Mark Gaetz (R-Florida), who has been on television a lot, tweeted:
Not only did the Memo lay bare a systemic pattern of abuse within the FBI & DOJ, it confirmed my worst fear: America’s free & fair elections were being threatened from within. Our own DOJ worked to tip the scales of justice in order to benefit one political candidate.
Jack Posobiec, retired US Navy intel and now an independent journalist, summed up the week as follows:
To recap this week: Democrats laughed as Republican families were pulling survivors out of a train crash, Obama’s FBI spied on political opponents based on lies, and all Trump is trying to do is remind us Americans are dreamers too
Senators Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) and Lindsay Graham (R-South Carolina) issued a partially redacted memo. They are not part of the Senate Intelligence Committee, which is compromised. On February 8, The Conservative Treehouse explained:
Tonight Fox News is reporting on the efforts of Senator Mark Warner to make secret and off-the-record contact with Christopher Steele in March of 2017. Warner, a rabidly partisan Democrat, is the minority Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee. The Majority Chairman is Richard Burr (R-NC) and also corrupt as hell. Not surprisingly, Burr is covering for Warner. –You can read the STORY HERE–
Throughout the entire story-line behind the ongoing conspiracy to destabilize the presidency of Donald Trump we have pointed out that Mark Warner and Richard Burr were compromised. The corruption within the Senate Intelligence Committee is specifically why House Intel Chairman Devin Nunes, House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte, and Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley, do not share information with the Senate Intelligence Committee.
That day, Trump tweeted about Warner:
Wow! -Senator Mark Warner got caught having extensive contact with a lobbyist for a Russian oligarch. Warner did not want a “paper trail” on a “private” meeting (in London) he requested with Steele of fraudulent Dossier fame. All tied into Crooked Hillary.
Warner’s decision to use Signal and disappearing messages has two implications.
One goes to sources. As these are screen caps, the source has been outed. It’s someone who was directly involved in the conversation who had physical possession of the phone. You’d need to have the actual phone in order to obtain the Warner screen caps.
Second, if, as Marco Rubio claims, Warner had nothing to hide, why was Warner using an encrypted app?
Why did Warner have Signal set to delete all messages automatically?
When the sun shines it gets warner.
All of this revealed corruption could eventually compromise the Mueller investigation. His team’s notional evidence could be ruled ‘fruit from the poisonous tree’.
Republicans have circled the wagons around Trump in the lead up to the November mid term Congressional elections. He is now safe from impeachment until at least 2019 since 2/3rds of the Senate is needed. The Democrats have squandered everything on neo-cons and neo-McCarthyism.
Since December 2017, several resignations, retirements and demotions have occurred. FBI chief-legal-counsel James “Jim” Baker was reassigned. FBI Deputy Director Andrew “Andy” McCabe resigned. DOJ Deputy Attorney Bruce Ohr was demoted again; he’s probably in an office with no phone or stapler by now. FBI Asst. Deputy Director and chief-of-staff Jim Rybicki quit.
This week, Deputy Asst. Attorney General in charge of counterintelligence, David “Dave” Laufman quit. Rob Porter, who worked for General John Kelly resigned (alleged domestic abuse). FBI Asst. Director Michael “Mike” Kortan, head of the FBI Public Affairs Office, resigned. On Friday, February 9, Rachel Brand, the third highest ranking person at the DOJ resigned to become Walmart’s head of global governance in Arkansas. Her assistant Currie Gunn, an Obama holdover, resigned the same day.
Some of these people working for Trump, e.g. Porter and Brand, have longstanding GOPe connections in Washington, so this is all good news. The Swamp is draining.
What about Ol’ Sleepy, you might ask? In a must-read article, the Gateway Pundit again demanded that Jeff Sessions resign or be fired. I agree wholeheartedly, but now is not the time. There is too much happening at the moment, so it’s better to let him sit in his comfy chair and doze. I read somewhere that, should the Republicans increase their majority in both houses this year, they would be able to approve a new Attorney General without going cap in hand to the Democrats for votes. As it stands, the Democrats have said they will not approve a new Attorney General.
It seems highly possible that there will be more Republicans in Congress come November. The Trump-despising Atlantic published an article on February 9 about the Democrats’ decline:
Already, their huge polling lead is shrinking.
And finally, at the end of the week, the budget passed. More good news for the president.
Looking at all of this news together, there’s light at the end of the tunnel for Trump. That light will get brighter in the coming weeks.