And so of course, globalism creates plenty of enthusiastic assistance amongst the planetary elite. And of course, the globalists have plenty of that, too. For them, Target # 1, of course, is Donald Trump.
1. The Weaponization of Rumors
Starting in July, rumors started to circulate that an examination had actually revealed bombshell revelations about Trump and the Russians. The proof was flimsy, at finest: it consisted of numerous statements, associated to unnamed sources, implicating Trump of different things.
The Mother Jones report was carefully composed, conscious that there was no evidence and, in reality, no evidence, besides the say-so of one writer, who had actually been on the payroll of anti-Trump forces. Which is to say, it was nothing– just an opposition-research dump complete of unknown unknowns. Certainly, the words might have been for a far-out unique or movie script.
Every Breitbart reader recognizes with the general details of the Russia hack story: Beginning in June 2016, someone or something called “Guccifer 2.0” was taking credit for hacking the computers of leading Democrats and, working through Julian Assange’s Wikileaks, doling out juicy information.
To puts it simply, absolutely nothing was proven, therefore even the Main Stream Media, starving as it was for anti-Trump hammers, chose not to touch the claims. The one exception was a vague October 31 product in the left-wing Mother Jones, which reported– maybe one need to state, “reported”– that a “former Western intelligence officer,” employed initially by anti-Trump Republicans, and then by Democrats, had assembled a dossier suggesting that Trump had actually been “compromised” by Russian intelligence.
The hacks were clearly harmful to the Democrats. And since the leaks showed to be true, they had considerable consequences. The discoveries forced, for example, the chair of the Democratic National Committee, Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, to resign last July.
Meanwhile, at around the exact same time, the Democrats chose that they themselves must play the Russia Innuendo Game.
By the fall, the Democrats had a more point to make: The Russians were doing it. Was it, in reality, the Russian spy companies FSB, or GRU, that were behind the hacks? Virgil does not understand, however he does understand this: The Democrats were accusing the Russians, a minimum of at first, with no solid proof.
Quickly, the Democrats developed their counter-strategy, which can be summed up as, It’s Donald Trump’s fault. That is, whoever and whatever Guccifer was, he or it was doing the hacking to assist Trump. Once again, Blame Trump!
The Mother Jones story did have one particular nugget: We discovered that in a letter to FBI Director James Comey, outdated October 30, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid had tried, yet again, to stir the anti-Trump pot. As Reid stated:
It’s likewise possible that the Democrats didn’t press the anti-Trump story as hard as they could have– they were contented. As Obama himself has said, he and all his consultants were convinced that Hillary was going to win.
Naturally, all that smugness evaporated after Trump’s election on November 8.
In my communications with you and other top authorities in the national security neighborhood, it has ended up being clear that you possess explosive info about close ties and coordination in between Donald Trump, his leading advisors, and the Russian government– a foreign interest freely hostile to the United States.
Yet despite Reid’s best shots, the allegations still got no traction: Media outlets, no matter how pro-Hillary, were just not going to connect their trustworthiness to a report that had no verifiable basis in truth.
2. The Deep State Makes Its Moves
Ever given that Trump’s accomplishment, the anti-Trump drumbeat has grown ever louder. And of course, there might have been other political gamers– numerous others– involved in the anti-Trump effort.
It’s accurate to state that the vast bulk of DC officialdom is anti-Trump. Here at Breitbart on December 12, I had a look at this officialdom; it’s been called the “Deep State.” That is, the Deep State is the permanent political combine that runs Washington– or at least attempts to. As I defined it a month ago:
It’s obvious that the last thing that the Deep State wishes to see is the DC overload being drained. To them, it’s house!
The term “Deep State” describes the complex of bureaucrats, technocrats, and plutocrats that likes things just the method they are and wishes to keep them like that– elections be damned.
Virgil composed again about the Deep State vs. Trump on December 19, keeping in mind that the Deep State will soon have its natural leader, Barack Obama:
Virgil might keep in mind that this story was composed 3 weeks prior to Politico exposed the future ex-president’s future strategies. Here’s the heading from January 9: “Obama retools his political operation for another run: He will use his foundation and an updated Organizing for Action group to attempt to salvage his tradition and reconstruct the Democratic Party.” Simply puts, Obama will be a force to be reckoned with.
The 44th president will not be going far. Come January, he’ll be moving just a mile or two classy, to the trendy Kalorama neighborhood, where, it’s a sure thing, he’ll hold court as if he were still president. So the Deep State will still have a rallying point as it plots its next relocation against the Dreaded Trump. Or need to we say, it will have another rallying point, because, in reality, it already has plenty.
Therefore in that December 19 piece, Virgil closed with these words, which have actually shown to be prophetic:
The bitter election is over, dear reader, but the genuine storm is still to come.
Meanwhile, anti-Trump legal representatives and other activists from throughout the nation are preparing to come down on the Capitol for the Inauguration. And we just found out that Deep Staters stationed in Israel have actually warned their Israeli equivalents not to trust Trump.
Given that then, the storm has actually come on many fronts. Aside from the normal anti-Trump media, Deep Staters are pursuing other angles; for example, the career personnel at the US Department of Justice is targeting FBI Director James Comey for his pre-election handling of Hillary Clinton’s e-mail case; it’s a sure thing that these careerists, delighting in statutory autonomy within DOJ, will discover Comey in infraction of something.
The Deep State is most active inside the DC Beltway: For example, one energetic Deep State anti-Trumper is Walter Shaub, director of the Office of Government Ethics. Yes, he’s a federal worker, but Shaub has actually turned his apparently non-partisan office into a partisan device, advancing his anti-Trump project consisting of, even, on Twitter.
Remarkably, the research study group America’s Rising has actually observed that Shaub, a Democrat who donated to Obama’s 2012 re-election project, has actually never ever appeared troubled by Hillary Clinton’s several ethical disobediences. As the group puts it:
Yet the greatest broadsides, naturally, have actually been over the concern of Russian impact in the US. Even if press reporters kept away from scurrilous rumors that couldn’t be proven, they however pursued other angles, notably, that the Russians had a method for assisting Trump defeat Hillary.
For instance, in mid-December, Politico Europe added the information– make that the declared, rather than shown, information– that Russian leader Vladimir Putin “personally directed” the hacking effort, as part of his supposed “vendetta” against Hillary Clinton. Is that true? Who understands. Politico got the story, it wrote, from “several senior intelligence officials.”
And yet naturally, Shaub is still in the news all the time, always flailing at Trump. Here, for example, is a January 11 headline in The Hill, explaining Shaub’s most current attack: “Federal principles primary blasts ‘worthless’ Trump business plan.” And this, from Politico: “Federal ethics czar delivers broadside versus Trump disputes prepare.”
In this effort, obviously, journos were considerably aided by Deep Staters.
Shaub’s history as a Democrat and the double standard he utilized as head of the OGE, need to give the media time out before taking Shaub’s words seriously.
3. The Battle of the Beltway
Politico, always the specialist at stimulating the Beltway, blared its January 10 heading, “Trump challenges firestorm of Russia claims.” The story priced quote Adam Jentleson, a previous top aide to Harry Reid, as tweeting out, in all-capital letters, “THIS IS WHAT HARRY REID WAS REFERRING TO.” That is, referring back to Reid’s October 30 letter to FBI Director Comey. (We may pause to keep in mind that Jentleson is now running a “war space” for the Center for American Progress, which is to state, his complete time job is now sending out all-caps political blasts.).
Then, recently, the story heated up even hotter. And the flashpoint was that suspicious dossier– the one, as we have actually noted, that had actually been drifting around for months.
Just recently, the “Big Four” intel chiefs– that would be Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, FBI Director Comey, CIA Director John Brennan, and National Security Agency Director Admiral Mike Rogers– decided that the document was worth taking seriously. That is, the “Western” operative mentioned by Mother Jones– openly identified just recently as a Briton, Christopher Steele, a former British MI-6 spy– was unexpectedly offered a promo; now, he and his info were deemed to be a trustworthy source. Credible, in fact, that the Big Four required to inform Trump all about it.
To which Virgil can say, that’s some kind of “courtesy”! Let’s believe about it: Scurrilous reports about Trump have been floating around for months, rumbling below the level of newsworthiness, and yet the Intel Quartet says that, as a “courtesy,” they will inform Trump about the reports, and then blab about it to the press.
So recently, the President-elect was informed on a few of the claims by senior US intelligence officials. And here’s exactly what’s unusual: Even though that quartet of Deep Staters is expected to be excellent at concealing, the news of that rundown instantly dripped.
And so obviously, components of the briefing, the saucy parts, ended up being huge news. After all, the Intel Quartet, in informing Trump about the charges, had provided them a type of pseudo-truthiness– and had definitely made them newsworthy. So now, for the MSM, it was open season on Trump.
As The Washington Post reported on January 10, one top official said that Trump was informed on the allegations “because they were already flowing extensively and it was ‘mostly a courtesy’ to let him know they were out there.”
CNN ran hard with the Trump story. It was “breaking news,” the channel declared, that “the nation’s leading intelligence officials” had briefed both Trump (and, at other times, Obama and Joe Biden) on information that “jeopardized President-elect Trump.”.
Group Trump hotly rejected all of it. On ABC News’ “Good Morning America,” Kellyanne Conway stated:.
Simply to smear the president-elect of the United States, we now have intelligence authorities disclosing information that they are sworn not to reveal. I don’t even believe this is fake news, I think this is simply fake.
For his part, Trump was sensible to exactly what the Deep State was doing to him. Deriding his enemies as “ill individuals,” he tweeted:
On the other hand, another severe observer, Matt Drudge, questioned if the Russians were even involved at all. That is, possibly it was the Deep State itself cranking out the claims, while tossing the blame at Moscow:.
And conservative media watchdog Brent Bozell tossed this punch:.
The leading player in the Big Smear was BuzzFeed, an online publication established by one Jonah Peretti, who had earlier discovered his trade at The Huffington Post. Yes, the site printed the full 35-page file, total with its sexual salaciousness. (Once again, we must right away state that there’s zero evidence that any of the charges hold true.).
Virgil’s not an attorney, but it sure appears to him that Smith’s admission satisfies the legal standard for character assassination, including “negligent disregard for the fact.” As one legal resource puts it:.
Thus Trump rallied his assistance; on January 12, Politico Playbook, an e-mail tipsheet for DC insiders and wannabe experts, had to grudgingly admit, “For the majority of people who enjoyed Trump the other day, it was a pretty excellent performance.”
Think of the half day of madness that started when BuzzFeed published, in full, an unsubstantiated, one-source memo, moneyed by partisans, that claimed acts– too revolting to print– by the guy a week from the Oval Office.
And here’s Glenn Greenwald, composing for The Intercept, hard-hitting as constantly. Under the headline, “The Deep State Goes to War with President-Elect, Using Unverified Claims, as Democrats Cheer,” Greenwald declared any publication of the product to be “an attack on journalism, democracy, and basic human rationality.”.
BuzzFeed’s story is clearly fake news. Any media outlet that does not produce a news story that states BuzzFeed’s story fake news is providing help and comfort to fake news and enhancing its expansion. This mess is exactly why the media’s scores are in the toilet.
Yet obviously, Trump’s harshest critics are, well, still harsh. It’s reasonable to state that the forces on both sides of the battleline– pro-Trump and anti-Trump– have now redoubled their willpower.
In the meantime, on the orthodox conservative right, National Review’s David French, himself strongly anti-Trump, composed of the BuzzFeed story:.
That is, Allen was saying, absolutely nothing is going to come of this.
This is absurd. How can “Americans comprise their own minds” when they have no ability to fact-check the allegations? The public knows nothing about the sources, absolutely nothing about the underlying claims, and has no means of finding the fact … This isn’t openness; it’s malice.
You just released fake news. You made a knowing choice to put out an untruth.
To which we can state, yes, it is a genuine document, in the sense that it has words on a page. As in, every single word on every single page might be a lie– and BuzzFeed offered the reader no aid in validating anything.
At the same time, 2 Washington Post media authors, Margaret Sullivan and Erik Wemple, denounced Buzzfeed’s choice. And on January 12, DC veteran Mike Allen– previously at Politico, now at a new start-up, Axios– dismissed the accusations:.
He included that it’s “extremely unfair that it took place, very unjust to the American people.”
Intelligence companies must never have permitted this fake news to “leakage” into the public. One last shot at me. Are we living in Nazi Germany?
Amazingly, at the very same time that he released this slime, BuzzFeed editor Ben Smith tweeted out, “There is severe reason to question the accusations.”.
Criticism from others in the media came cascading down on Buzzfeed. Speaking for the MSM, NBC News’ Chuck Todd put it right in the face of BuzzFeed’s Ben Smith:.
As we have actually concerned expect, that was some hard talk from Trump. And yet his obvious anger aside, the President-elect was likewise shrewdly firming up his base, which has actually long thought the worst about the MSM and the Deep State.
In that January 11 press conference, Trump took the chance to go on the offensive. He not only dismissed the accusations, but he likewise labeled CNN as “phony news,” no doubt provoking loud cheers all throughout Trump Nation.
Greenwald’s review regardless of, the MSM is now having its cake and consuming it too. That is, it can declare “clean hands” in not printing the claims in the beginning, but now that they’re out, it can happily reprint the claims; after all, another person printed them first, therefore making them “news.” Hence it is that casual referrals to the file are now discovering their method into MSM stories about the Trump administration, not simply stories about the Russia allegations. This is the MSM daisy-chain: a delighted circle of anti-Trumpism. Americans may not like it, however MSM-ers sure do.
Here we can pause to keep in mind that the intelligence officials obviously provided just a dry two-page summary of the allegations; we can call that the Little Smear. There was also a longer, 35-page heap of accusations, including sexual accusations; we can call that the Big Smear.
If the individual defamed was a public figure, the person making the defamatory statement can just be held liable for disparagement if he or she knew that the declaration was incorrect or if he/she showed careless disregard as to the reality or falsity of the statement. [emphasis added]
Hey there, claim?
Are corrupt US intel companies blackmailing Trump with their own dirt skillfully tagged to “Russian” operatives?
Obviously, Clapper’s retrospective remorses regardless of, the Deep State is full speed ahead, still seeking to torpedo Trump.
The Battle of the Beltway will continue.
Of course, Trump is not preparing on going anywhere; in fact, it’s been reported that staffers are currently dealing with his 2020 re-election campaign.
Previous Clinton project manager Robby Mook compares the matter to Watergate. The ramification is clear enough: Just as the Deep State succeeding in driving Richard Nixon out of workplace back in 1974, now today, the Deep State needs to seek the very same fate for Trump.
Surprisingly, in the middle of this reaction versus the now-notorious bad briefing, one of the briefers, James Clapper, has picked to distance himself from the others. Late in the night of January 11, he issued a declaration declaring that the intelligence agencies had “not made any judgment that the info in this file is reliable.” To which Virgil says: “Nice try, Mr. Clapper, however the time to speak up about your concerns was prior to the rundown, or throughout the instruction, not after the instruction– after the bleep hit the fan.”.