Conspiracies Against President Donald J. Trump

I have written several articles on our President Trump. A list of the links have been provided at the bottom of this article for your convenience. This article will, however address different aspects on President Trump’s Presidency.

This article is an attempt to collect and collate most if not all of the crazy conspiracies and coup attempts that were thrown at President Trump. President Trump has been confronted with a series of false and unfounded conspiracy stories from the same liberal establishment that condemns the QAnon phenomenon, according to an analysis of the president’s nearly four years in office.

The press has lambasted the right-wing mystery persona of QAnon and its internet-driven conspiracy theory that a cabal of Hollywood big shots, Democrats and federal officials is involved in a pedophile ring determined to bring down the president.

The unfounded claims have captured the emotions of some conservatives. Mr. Trump hesitated at a press briefing to criticize the “Q” crowd even after Republican lawmakers roundly condemned its tales.

To be sure, Mr. Trump has stirred up the liberal media by posting inflammatory tweets that bewilder even his conservative backers.

At the same time, anti-QAnon liberals have embraced and promoted scores of false Trump-centric stories and conspiracies. Among the more bizarre are rumors of an international White House-based assassination scheme and a desire to exterminate Hispanics. More personal tales suggest that Mr. Trump has had “mini-strokes” and mental illness.

The Washington Times analyzed the left’s conspiracy culture and compiled a list of 34 items (not all-inclusive) dating back to Mr. Trump’s first day in office. Such stories fed thousands of social media blogs and cable news churn.

The Times’ sources for this list include press stories, transcripts and social media posts.

Early days

⦁ Mr. Trump removed a bust of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. from the Oval Office, igniting a highly charged racial issue (Time magazine on Inauguration Day).

Not true. The reporter apologized to the White House later that day.

⦁ The day after Mr. Trump’s inauguration, the White House bused a “cheering committee” to the CIA for a Trump talk to the workforce (CBS News).

The White House said that of the 400 attendees, only 10 were connected to the White House. None sat in the first row.

⦁ Mr. Trump discussed a classified response to North Korea missile fire during a large dinner gathering at his Mar-a-Lago estate for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The stories were based on a photograph that a diner had posted on Facebook. (New York Times, Feb. 13, 2017; CNN; The Washington Post, et al).

The White House said the press jumped to a “nefarious” conclusion. The president had been briefed in a sensitive compartmented information facility about the missiles before the dinner. The discussion at the table was about press logistics for the next day.

⦁ The new president was responsible for scores of bomb threats phoned to Jewish Community Centers around the country. (Vox.com; CNN: “Trump mentioned the bomb threats in his speech Tuesday, but did not outline a plan to stop them.”)

In March 2017, authorities arrested Israeli teenager Michael Ron David Kadar on charges of making hundreds of hoax bomb threats to Jewish centers in the U.S. and other countries. The threats then stopped.

⦁ Muslim American Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad was detained at Washington Dulles International Airport because of Mr. Trump, who had imposed travel restrictions in January 2017. A Democratic congressman said he was “sickened” by report (The Washington Post; The Hill; USA Today).

She was detained for two hours in December 2016 during the Obama administration.

⦁ The president is mentally ill. “Yes it’s OK to question Trump’s mental health.” (CNN). “Avoiding questions about Trump’s mental health is a betrayal” (Columbia Journalism Review). “Pundits are beginning to question Trump’s Mental Health” (Vanity Fair). “California Democrats lead attack over Trump’s mental health” (Politico).

In January 2018, Mr. Trump’s annual physical included a cognitive test that the White House physician said he aced, 30 for 30. Afterward, some media reports said that result didn’t prove the president was not mentally ill.

Russia

⦁ Mr. Trump is a Russian spy, asset or informant (Democratic Party-funded dossier; various Democrats; James R. Clapper, President Obama’s top intelligence officer).

No investigative report has come to such a conclusion.

⦁ U.S. intelligence possesses a large number of intercepted communications between the Trump campaign and Kremlin spies going back to the campaign’s beginning (New York Times, February 2017).

The FBI says it has no such material. Former FBI Director James B. Comey said the story was wrong.

⦁ The Trump campaign was in a deep conspiracy with the Kremlin to hack Democratic Party computers and wage information warfare on social media (news media; Democrats; Christopher Steele dossier).

Special counsel Robert Mueller reported that he did not find any evidence of a conspiracy during his 22-month investigation.

⦁ The Steele dossier has not been disproved. (Rachel Maddow, MSNBC; Sen. Diane Feinstein, California Democrat; et al).

FBI lead agent Peter Strzok said the dossier was filled with inaccuracies and disinformation that sent him on “wild goose chases.” The Justice Department inspector general’s report dismissed the dossier as unreliable.

⦁ The Trump Organization maintained a secret dedicated computer server between Trump Tower and Alfa Bank, Russia’s largest commercial bank, run by three oligarchs (dossier impresario/Democratic Party opposition research firm Fusion GPS; Slate.com).

The FBI concluded there was no such server.

⦁ Trump attorney Michael Cohen traveled to Prague in 2016 to meet with staffers of Russian President Vladimir Putin to hand over cash to pay off hackers (dossier; Fusion GPS; McClatchy news service).

The FBI concluded that no such trip happened.

⦁ Russia has laundered money through the Trump Organization (Rep. Adam B. Schiff, California Democrat, citing “persistent allegations”).

Cohen, a Trump detractor, told Congress he knows of no Russian money flowing into the organization.

⦁ Russian money bailed out the Trump Organization in the 1980s and 1990s (former White House press secretary Joe Lockhart, CNN, May 2019).

No evidence has been publicly presented to support the claim.

⦁ Trump aides and Sen. Jeff Sessions conspired with the Russian ambassador to the U.S. at the Mayflower Hotel, where the presidential candidate delivered a foreign policy speech in April 2016 (NBC News; The Washington Post; The New York Times).

The Mueller report said there was no conspiracy talk at the Mayflower.

⦁ The FBI obtained a wiretap warrant on Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, assessing that he was a foreign agent for Russia (CNN).

The FBI said no such warrant was sought.

⦁ Manafort and campaign volunteer Carter Page worked as a team to conspire with the Kremlin (dossier; Fusion GPS).

Investigations have shown that the two did not know or speak with each other.

⦁ Manafort made repeated trips to London to consult with WikiLeaks, which published Democratic emails stolen by Russian hackers (Guardian newspaper, November 2018).

The trips never happened. The Mueller team didn’t even ask Manafort about the issue during hours of interrogation.

⦁ The dossier is true, and the Mueller team corroborated its claims against Mr. Trump and his aides (CNN; CBS News; MSNBC).

⦁ The Kremlin funneled campaign cash to the 2016 Trump campaign through the National Rifle Association (McClatchy news service).

No public evidence supporting this claim has been submitted. The Washington Times first reported that the NRA supplied information to a Senate committee about an outside audit that found no such money trail.

⦁ The Kremlin’s social media propaganda was so successful that it seeded inaccurate mainstream media stories helping candidate Trump (The Washington Post, Nov. 24, 2016). The source was a group of shadowy research firms (one is called PropOrNot) that made unsubstantiated claims against various websites.

The Post attached an editor’s correction note to story. “‘PropOrNot’ has smeared working journalists as agents of the Kremlin while wrapping itself in a cloak of anonymity,” the liberal Nation magazine reported.

⦁ Retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, Mr. Trump’s first national security adviser, maintained an improper relationship with the Kremlin (numerous press reports).

A secret Jan. 3, 2017, FBI memo, forced into the open by Attorney General William Barr, said agents found no improper contacts during a five-month counterintelligence investigation.

⦁ Flynn had some type of improper relationship with a Russia-born scholar at Cambridge University (The Wall Street Journal; other major U.S. newspapers).

The FBI cleared Flynn. The scholar, Svetlana Lokhova, a British citizen, said she met Flynn once at a dinner honoring the Defense Intelligence Agency director at Cambridge University and never saw him again. In her lawsuit, she blames FBI informant Stefan Halper for the smear.

⦁ Flynn “poss [sic] caught in FSB honeypot w/female Russian intel asset” (Malcolm Nance, MSNBC analyst and retired Navy chief and intelligence expert, April 2017 tweet).

The FBI reported no evidence that Ms. Lokhova is a Russian asset.

⦁ Billed as a “bombshell if true,” Mr. Trump told his attorney, Cohen, to lie to Congress about an aborted Moscow-Trump hotel deal (BuzzFeed).

Mr. Mueller’s office issued a statement rebutting the story.

⦁ 2018 election. “The Russians might this time actually play with the voting totals if there is a wave election and that would throw the entire election into doubt. And would essentially set the pace for civil war and that is what the Russians are looking for. Chaos is their principal weapon system here” (Malcolm Nance, MSNBC).

No evidence made public has supported the claim.

⦁ Mr. Comey was fired by Mr. Trump after he asked for more funds to conduct the Russia election probe (The Washington Post, The New York Times).

Mr. Comey’s deputy director, Andrew McCabe, told a Senate committee that no such request was made. The Justice Department called the stories “totally false.”

⦁ Mr. Trump talks on an open phone line so that Mr. Putin can listen in (Andrew Weissmann, former Mueller prosecutor/MSNBC analyst).

No evidence has been publicly presented to support the claim.

Assassins and more

⦁ A secret Defense Intelligence Agency report delivered to the White House warned of a coronavirus outbreak in China in November 2019 (ABC News).

The Pentagon says there is no such report.

⦁ Mr. Trump may kill off Hispanics. “He ramped it up again to the invasion, the warning people of the caravan and words like ‘infestation.’ What do you do with an infestation? With an infestation? The natural conclusion is to attempt extermination” ( Raul Reyes, MSNBC contributor, August 2019).

This has not happened.

⦁ White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law, delivered to Saudi Arabia a hit-list for assassinations (Rep. Joaquin Castro, Texas Democrat and a member of House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, October 2018).

No evidence has been presented to support the claim.

⦁ Mr. Trump is communicating subliminally with neo-Nazis. “These people feel that they are the foot soldiers executors of what the disenfranchisement that the white race is feeling and Donald Trump is giving them subliminal orders in their head” (Malcolm Nance, MSNBC).

⦁ Mr. Trump, a billionaire, has an interest in the French pharmaceutical firm Sanofi, which produces a brand-name version of hydroxychloroquine (New York Times).

The president has taken hydroxychloroquine and promoted it as a treatment for COVID-19, as have a number of physicians. Mr. Trump’s “assertiveness” in promoting the drug contrary to the recommendations of top health experts “has raised questions about his motives,” The New York Times said in April.

MarketWatch put Mr. Trump’s investment at less than $1,500; Forbes at less than $3,000.

⦁ Mr. Trump suffered a stroke or “mini strokes” (CNN analyst Joe Lockhart; author Don Winslow).

Mr. Lockhart tweeted Aug. 1: “Did @realDonaldTrump have a stroke which he is hiding from the American public?”

Mr. Winslow tweeted Aug. 1: “One of the benefits of making videos that garner 5 million + views is that you hear from a lot of people, including whistleblowers inside Trump administration. I’ve received three communications saying that during his term Trump has suffered a ‘series’ of ‘mini-strokes.’”

Mr. Trump and his doctor said he did not have any mini-strokes.

The press critic

Besides the president’s railing against the “fake news” industry, the Trump administration’s chief media critic is Mr. Barr. The attorney general calls the liberal media a “collection of liars” for their muted coverage of antifa/Black Lives Matter riots. Conservatives say media ignored the violence and lawbreaking, terming them “mostly peaceful protests.”

Mr. Barr also mocks the Russia-obsessed press for a lack of self-awareness.

“I agree with you that it’s been stunning that all we have gotten from the mainstream media is sort of bovine silence in the face of the complete collapse of the so-called Russiagate scandal, which they did all they could to sensationalize and drive,” Mr. Barr told Fox News host Maria Bartiromo. “And it’s, like, not even a ‘whoops.’ They’re just on to the next false scandal. So, that has been surprising to me: that people aren’t concerned about civil liberties and the integrity of our governmental process.”

He said on the podcast of Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican: “One of the stunning things, I’m sure you’ll agree, is that the media just went hellbent for leather on pushing this Russiagate story that Trump was essentially an agent of Russia. And they were merciless. And up until recently you had former senior government officials sort of talking knowingly about how the president was going to be indicted and so forth and so on.”

Deep State Boasts of “Conspiracy” Against Trump in 2020 Election

Now that they think their anointed is safely enthroned at the White House, the Deep State, through its propaganda mouthpiece Time magazine, is gloating over a “conspiracy” of Big Business, Big Tech, Big Government, Big Labor, and other powerful forces to oust President Trump from office. The behind-the-scenes operation has eerie parallels with “Color Revolutions” staged in foreign lands by the very same operatives who took down Trump.

In a piece by the far-left Time magazine headlined “The Secret History of the Shadow Campaign That Saved the 2020 Election,” propagandist Molly Ball gloats about it all. “There was a conspiracy unfolding behind the scenes, one that both curtailed the protests and coordinated the resistance from CEOs,” she wrote, saying Trump was “right” about the orchestrated plot to oust him. “Both surprises were the result of an informal alliance between left-wing activists and business titans.”

The conspiracy involved “a well-funded cabal of powerful people, ranging across industries and ideologies, working together behind the scenes to influence perceptions, change rules and laws, steer media coverage and control the flow of information,” Ball explained, bragging of her role as their mouthpiece to tell their version of the story without pesky fairness or even any opportunity to comment for victims of the effort.

One example she cited of the “alliance” of conspirators against Trump was a joint statement by the globalist U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the far-left AFL-CIO labor union published on election day. It involved Big Business and Big Labor joining forces to oppose what the propagandist describes, without giving details or evidence, as Trump’s “assault on democracy” — never mind that the true assault on self-government came from the conspirators.

But of course, as Time admits, that alliance between anti-American business bigwigs and far-left labor organizers was just the tip of the iceberg of the anti-Trump machinery that was working to destroy the president. “The handshake between business and labor was just one component of a vast, cross-partisan campaign to protect the election,” wrote Ball, touting a “loosely organized coalition of operatives” that was mostly on the left but included NeverTrump “conservatives” as well.

The Time propaganda piece, which the Deep State no doubt hopes will be the official historical account of the subversive actions, describes the scheme like this:

Their work touched every aspect of the election. They got states to change voting systems and laws and helped secure hundreds of millions in public and private funding. They fended off voter-suppression lawsuits, recruited armies of poll workers and got millions of people to vote by mail for the first time. They successfully pressured social media companies to take a harder line against disinformation and used data-driven strategies to fight viral smears. They executed national public-awareness campaigns that helped Americans understand how the vote count would unfold over days or weeks, preventing Trump’s conspiracy theories and false claims of victory from getting more traction. After Election Day, they monitored every pressure point to ensure that Trump could not overturn the result.

The New American magazine reported on much of this. In fact, in September, this writer exposed the schemers working on a “Color Revolution”-style campaign to overthrow President Trump by any means necessary. The plot — elements of which were almost certainly illegal — included many of the very same State Department and “Intelligence Community” operatives who had been using similar tactics for decades to overthrow Eastern European and Middle Eastern governments.

One of the key figures involved in the plot, we reported, was former Obama “Ethics” Czar Norm Eisen, who has been foaming at the mouth to remove the president for years. Interestingly, Eisen actually wrote the go-to manual on Color Revolution, known as “The Playbook,” before unleashing it in America against America’s elected president. Eisen’s strategies, by his own admission, are merely a continuation of those pioneered by the “originator and Godfather of the Color Revolution model.”

In the Time piece, the rabid anti-Trump hysteric gloats about it all. “The untold story of the election is the thousands of people of both parties who accomplished the triumph of American democracy at its very foundation,” Eisen is quoted as saying, adding that the “scariest moment” of the entire election was when Michigan’s Republican legislature considered sending Trump delegates to defeat what most GOP voters and even many Democrats across the state viewed as a blatantly rigged vote in Detroit.

While Eisen is described as “a prominent lawyer and former Obama Administration official who recruited Republicans and Democrats to the board of the Voter Protection Program,” the Time propaganda never mentions his long career as a “regime change professional” overthrowing foreign governments for the Deep State. If readers knew his history, they might find it a bit strange that he played such a key role in the “conspiracy” to supposedly defend “democracy” from voters, laws, and the U.S. Constitution.

Other key operatives in the plot include AFL-CIO schemer Mike Podhorzer, who is painted as one of the leading luminaries behind the conspiracy. Some of his co-conspirators included bigwigs at the tax-funded baby slaughterhouse Planned Parenthood, Greenpeace, George Soros-funded MoveOn.org, the Marxist-led Black Lives Matter movement, and countless others. Eventually, key figures from Congress (unnamed), the Big Tech totalitarians in Silicon Valley, and even state officials were brought into the conspiracy too. Facebook money helped finance part of the conspiracy, Ball reported. Big Tech censorship and algorithms to suppress truth that the anti-Trump forces viewed as “disinformation” were key, too. If the operation to destroy Trump showed signs of failing, Ball admits that the conspirators had an entire nationwide army of rent-a-mob “protesters” ready to be deployed at a moment’s notice to terrorize American communities into submission.

Of course, much of Ball’s narrative in Time is simply fraudulent, as anyone can verify for themselves. For instance, propagandist Ball claims that when the media called the race for Biden on November 7, “jubilation broke out” and “people thronged cities across the U.S. to celebrate the democratic process that resulted in Trump’s ouster.” While tiny “throngs” may have come together in Democrat bastions such as New York and Los Angeles, across the rest of America, even the fake media’s polls showed average Americans believed it was rigged. Even a third of Democrats believed the election was stolen from Trump, polls show.

The propaganda piece never even touches on the countless affidavits offering massive evidence of systemic voter fraud across America. It also blatantly misrepresents facts that anyone can check. For example, Ball claims Trump urged his supporters in D.C. to “go to the Capitol and ‘fight like hell.’” That is a lie. Trump actually declared as a fact that “we fight like hell,” and added that “if you don’t fight like hell, you’re not going to have a country anymore.” When making comments on the Capitol, Trump urged supporters “peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard” there. Without noting that Trump repeatedly condemned the riots and called for peace, Ball also dishonestly claimed Trump called the rioters “very special.” In fact, he called his supporters very special and condemned the rioters on multiple occasions. Similar dishonesty can be found throughout the Time propaganda piece.

Time magazine has always been an important propaganda megaphone for the Deep State. It was founded a century ago by Henry Luce, a member of the “Skull and Bones” secret society infamous for occult death rituals and influential members. According to Stanford historian Antony Sutton, who wrote two books about the outfit, it serves as a recruiting ground for a conspiracy to create a one-world government that aims to control both sides of the debate — 2004 presidential candidates John Kerry and George W. Bush were both members, for instance, as was Deep State “conservative” hero William Buckley. Luce was also a key player in the Central Intelligence Agency’s “Operation Mockingbird,” which bankrolled hundreds of American “journalists” willing to prostitute themselves to serve as propagandists for the scandal-plagued CIA.

Ball actually admits and appears to relish the fact that she was chosen to serve as the mouthpiece for the “cabal” of conspirators, saying the “participants want the secret history of the 2020 election told.” The cabal was obviously behind her efforts, with Ball saying the “inside story of the conspiracy” she retells — at least the propaganda version the conspirators want you to believe — came from her exclusive access to “the group’s inner workings, never-before-seen documents and interviews with dozens of those involved from across the political spectrum.” In short, Time and its fake “journalists” now all but celebrate their role as establishment lapdogs who parrot Deep State propaganda to the public.

Once upon a time, journalists would have been ashamed to be known that way — but not anymore. Ball and Time magazine should be embarrassed to be used like this in peddling obviously one-sided propaganda. But at this point, with morality out the window, it appears that very few in media or politics have any shame left. Still, it may not be too late for accountability in the months and years ahead. Conspiracy, after all, is a serious crime.

Experts: Trump Is Target of “Color Revolution”

Experts: Trump Is Target of “Color Revolution”

President Donald Trump appears to be the target of a “Color Revolution”-style coup attempt by powerful actors within and outside of the U.S. government and even in the Armed Forces, according to experts in the field and a growing list of prominent analysts. Indeed, many of the same individuals and organizations involved in other “revolutions” around the world are helping lay the groundwork for a similar operation in the United States. The same strategies are being used, too. The chaotic 2020 election will be the focal point.

Biden expressed confidence that the military would “escort [Trump] from the White House with great dispatch” if called upon to do so. Whether the “Color Revolution” plot will succeed, though, remains to be seen at this point.

Between massive levels of expected voter fraud, open insubordination among senior military leaders, escalating riots in the streets, the much-hyped “siege” of the White House by revolutionaries, and a powerful media machine dedicated to overthrowing the administration, the chaos is likely to keep growing as November 3 approaches. Individuals close to Trump and outside his network have all warned the nation about what is brewing. Outrageously fake polls are conditioning Americans to view any Trump victory as fraudulent. The pieces of the planned coup are falling into place.

At the center of the effort to overthrow Trump and potentially even America’s constitutional republic is a shadowy George Soros-backed group known as the Transition Integrity Project (TIP). This “bipartisan” establishment network of mostly secret NeverTrump “RINO” Republicans and Democrats founded by a key Soros operative has been war-gaming various scenarios involving the upcoming 2020 election. The goal: ensuring Trump leaves the White House no matter what, even if it means a “street fight” or military involvement to secure a Biden victory.

TIP and its operatives such as disgraced former Obama and Clinton bigwig John Podesta (of “spirit cooking” fame) are already laying the groundwork to try to overthrow Trump and secure major institutional changes even if the president wins in a clear victory, the group’s leaked report revealed. Among other strategies, the outfit has floated the idea of states ignoring voters to send Biden electors to the Electoral College. It has also called for Big Tech social-media companies to censor information it disagrees with. And it is not-so-subtly encouraging revolutionary Marxist groups such as Black Lives Matter funded by Soros and other powerful figures to unleash hell.

Already, the true colors of these alleged coup plotters are showing. The founder of the TIP group, Nils Gilman, vice president of the Communist Chinese Party-linked Berggruen Institute, made headlines recently for calling for the actual execution of Trump national security official Michael Anton as a Nazi criminal. Yes, seriously. Analysts said this sort of incendiary rhetoric and calls for killing political opponents provide a sneak preview of what is to come if the alleged color revolutionaries get their way amid the 2020 election.

The Democratic Party and many of its leading luminaries appear to be fully on board. In fact, more than a few have already made clear that they will not accept a Trump victory no matter what happens. Former Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, for example, even urged 2020’s Democrat contender, Joe Biden, not to concede defeat in the election under any circumstances. The establishment media is peddling the dangerous narrative, too. And top current and former military officials associated with Deep State are already openly speaking about intervention by the Armed Forces.

The TIP ran four scenarios involving the election. Considering that there were literally no Trump supporters involved in the scheme, it should not be surprising that there are no scenarios where Trump wins and simply remains president. Only the first option was relatively smooth. Basically, under the first scenario, Biden won a clear victory in both the popular vote and Electoral College, and so Trump leaves the White House after his allegations of vote fraud by Democrats go nowhere.

In the second scenario, Biden secures a narrow victory in the election, and Trump points out that there was massive voter fraud by Democrats through mail-in voting. In this scenario, protests and violence break out on the streets across America. Still, Trump is ultimately “escorted” from the White House by the Secret Service after his term expires so Biden can take office.

The third scenario gets significantly more complicated. This one envisioned a close election in which Trump wins. However, the entire election hinges on the state of Michigan, where apparently some ballots were destroyed. This leads Michigan’s governor to send a rival slate of electors supporting Biden. Both Biden and Trump send supporters out into the streets, and there is no clear president by January 20. It was not clear what would happen next.

The fourth and final scenario gives Trump a clear victory in the Electoral College, but Biden supposedly wins the popular vote, leading to unrest. Using the alleged popular-vote win as leverage, Biden and his Deep State backers demand “concessions” including eliminating the Electoral College, making Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico into (Democrat-controlled) states, turning California into multiple states, and thereby packing the U.S. Senate with a new Democrat senators. West Coast states threaten secession if Trump and America do not give in. There is no clear president on January 20, and the TIP report cryptically concludes that it was not clear what the military would do.

Key TIP individuals are already psychologically conditioning the public to accept their subversive coup attempt. Writing in the radical anti-Trump Washington Post, owned by Deep State billionaire Jeff Bezos of Amazon, TIP bigwig Rosa Brooks lays it out in plain English. In the piece, headlined “What’s the Worst that Could Happen: The Election Will Likely Spark Violence and a Constitutional Crisis,” Brooks argues, “If things go as badly as our exercises suggest they might, a sustained, nonviolent protest movement may be America’s best and final hope.”

Brooks is also warning that the Department of Justice may try to investigate massive mail-in-voting fraud in certain key states. This, she hopes readers will agree, must be viewed as evidence of Trump seeking to stay in power against the will of the voters as some sort of dictator. In other words, if the administration seeks to prevent fraud by coup plotters, it will provide the justification for more extreme measures by the coup plotters. Cracking down on violence and crime by the coup plotters’ useful idiots in the streets will similarly justify the coup plotters’ machinations.

Alongside all of the above, plans to deploy the military against President Trump are also being openly discussed amid the expected chaos of mail-in-voting and the lack of a clear winner. Biden, former Vice President Al Gore, and other key individuals have already floated the idea. Retired Lieutenant Colonels John Nagl and Paul Yingling even wrote an open letter to Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Mark Milley urging him to be ready to give the order to use the military to remove Trump from the White House by force if supposedly needed. Talk of civil war is getting louder, too. 

Unfortunately for Trump, even at the highest levels of his administration, Deep State swamp creatures surround him. For instance, like many of the coup plotters openly preparing the Color Revolution-style operation, Trump’s current Secretary of Defense, Mark Esper, is actually member of the anti-Trump globalist Deep State organization known as the Council on Foreign Relations. A defector from the CFR, U.S. Admiral Chester Ward, warned that there was no term of revulsion more hated by CFR members than “America First.” Esper has also already publicly suggested he would defy orders to put down an insurrection in America if the president were to do what many others have done many times before and invoke the Insurrection Act.

Along with the military, the intelligence community and especially the Central Intelligence Agency are also involved, according to former high-ranking U.S. officials such as Reagan Treasury leader Paul Craig Roberts. He argued that the CIA, which is “very experienced at color revolutions,” is helping this plot along, as is the establishment media in the United States and worldwide. Massive violence from Antifa and Black Lives Matter should be expected, along with an unprecedented propaganda campaign against Trump. “The CIA will be certain that the violence is well funded,” Roberts said. Former CIA chief John McLaughlin has publicly thanked his “god” for the Deep State’s efforts to take down Trump.

The term “Color Revolution,” which is now being used all over the place, refers to various efforts to overthrow existing governments in recent decades, primarily in Eastern Europe but also in Asia and the Middle East. These regime-change operations have often been orchestrated by Western Deep State elites acting through “intelligence” agencies and “non-governmental organizations” (NGOs). While some have been portrayed as “anti-communist,” KGB defectors such as Anatoly Golitsyn revealed Communist plans for these phony “revolutions” years before they happened. The tax-funded National Endowment for Democracy has been key in helping these along.

The Obama administration’s ambassador to Moscow, Michael McFaul, another member of the global-government promoting Deep State group Council on Foreign Relations, has written extensively on these “color” revolutions, which he now seeks to re-brand as “democratic breakthroughs.” He identified a number of traits they have in common, including an “unpopular incumbent,” an organized effort to discredit election results by the media, mobilization of large numbers of protesters, and “divisions” among supporters of the target. All of that is happening now in America.

McFaul and his CFR cohorts appear to be right at the center of it. Consider that McFaul recently wrote on social media that Trump had “lost” the “intelligence community,” the State Department, and the military. “How can he continue to serve as our commander in chief?” he wondered. The CFR operative promptly deleted the Tweet, but analysts said it offered important evidence of what the coup plotters were up to.

One of the key individuals involved in the Color Revolution is said to be George Kent, a longtime U.S. State Department bureaucrat who loathes Trump and worked hard to have him impeached on the now-discredited charges. After testifying against the president as a key impeachment witness, Kent was not fired for his betrayal, like most of the other anti-Trump activists. Instead, he was actually promoted to a more powerful position.

Kent is one of the State Department’s key “Color Revolution” experts, with extensive experience aiding and abetting Deep State-backed regime-change operations across Eurasia. He was serving in various senior roles with the U.S. government mission in Ukraine, for instance, during that nation’s so-called “revolution” a few years ago. That revolution, of course, was waged with massive assistance from the Obama administration and billionaire globalist George Soros — the same man helping to bankroll the revolutionaries wreaking havoc across America.

Former Trump speech writer Darren Beattie has been at the forefront of exposing these machinations at Revolver.news, a relatively new but immensely popular conservative alternative to the increasingly left-wing Drudge Report. “What is relevant [in Ukriane’s example] is that the State Department’s preferred candidate did not win, and the State Department, with the help of its constellation of friendly NGOs, helped to facilitate the overthrow of [Ukrainian President Viktor] Yanukovych,” Beattie explained in the series, noting that the same organizations and NGOs were involved.

This State Department-backed regime-change operation was carried out “by contesting the legitimacy of the election, organizing mass protests and acts of civil disobedience, and leveraging media contacts to ensure favorable coverage to their agenda in the Western press — all tactics eerily similar to those used against President Trump beginning the day after he was elected,” Trump’s former speech writer continued, adding that the “very same people” behind those revolutions in Eastern Europe are using the “very same playbook” to bring down Trump.

“The people most viciously and effectively targeting Trump today are regime change professionals of the Color Revolution variety, whose preferred playbook involves a combination of attacking the legitimacy and electoral integrity of their target, mobilizing mass demonstrations of ‘mostly peaceful protesters,’ and using any effort to crack down on said protests to further escalate the offensive against the target regime,” Beattie said in another piece of the series, this one focusing on the TIP.

Another key operative in TIP and the effort to unseat Trump using any means necessary is former Obama “Ethics” Czar Norm Eisen, who has been foaming at the mouth to remove the president for years. Interestingly, Eisen actually wrote the go-to manual on Color Revolution, known as “The Playbook,” and is now working to unleash it in America. Eisen’s strategies, by his own admission, are merely a continuation of those pioneered by the “originator and Godfather of the Color Revolution model.”

“It would not be an exaggeration to say that regime change professionals such as Eisen simply decided to run the same playbook against Trump that they have done countless times when foreign leaders are elected overseas that they don’t like and want to remove via extra-democratic means,” explained Dr. Beattie, a former Duke University professor, adding that the operation against Trump has nothing to do with “democracy” but everything to do with ensuring the people never “meddle in their own elections again.”

Concluding, Dr. Beattie said the facts have become clear. “By now the Color Revolution agenda against Trump should be as plain as day. Regime change professionals like McFaul, Eisen, George Kent, and others, who have refined their craft conducting color revolutions overseas, have taken it upon themselves to use the same tools, the same tactics — quite literally, the same playbook — to overthrow President Trump,” he wrote. “Yet again, same people, same playbook.”

Of course, the Deep State effort to overthrow Trump has been ongoing since he was elected. In a 2017 interview with The New American, longtime Trump confidant Roger Stone warned that the Deep State’s “Plan C,” to be implemented if the other schemes failed, was to simply kill the president. Plan A was the “Russia collusion hoax,” and Plan B was to try to declare Trump incompetent under the 25th Amendment to have him removed, Stone explained.

As The New American reported in early 2017, an economic calamity that has been in the making by the Federal Reserve System for decades could burst open at any time. And more than a few knowledgeable analysts and even lawmakers have suggested that the elites would seek to blame any such economic catastrophe — implosion of the dollar, for instance, or collapse of the stock market — on Trump and his supporters. That remains a very real possibility, especially amid the economic carnage resulting from the largely Democrat-led “lockdowns” to supposedly deal with the coronavirus.

Numerous analysts have pointed to a 1980s interview of Soviet KGB defector Yuri Bezmenov by the John Birch Society’s G. Edward Griffin. In it, Bezmenov warned of the four stages of the takeover of the United States. It begins with demoralization and brainwashing the youth, followed by destabilizing the nation as society and civilization begin collapsing. That is followed by a major crisis. And finally, “normalization” of the new order begins, as the victims are told they must adapt to the “new normal.”

America and its liberties are in mortal danger amid the 2020 election. It has become clear that subversive forces are working to overthrow not just President Trump, but the entire constitutional order and the broader remnants of Western civilization. Foreign powers appear to be involved, too. Those who value liberty and the United States as a bastion of freedom must get involved now, or risk losing it all.

Top Eight Conspiracy Theories on Donald Trump Contracting COVID-19

New Delhi: After news broke in the wee hours of October 2 that United States President Donald Trump and his wife Melania Trump had tested positive for COVID-19, social media was quickly awash with conspiracy theories from both right- and left-wing users. Throughout October 2, ‘hoax’ trended on US Twitter. Most of the claims, of course, are as misleading as the statements Trump himself has made about coronavirus over the past eight months.

That the president is clearly symptomatic, having now been hospitalised at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, is unlikely to calm the hoaxers, given the secrecy surrounding Trump’s past health check-up at the same military-run hospital. In fact, this was ‘predicted’ before Trump even fell ill. And if you think it’s only ‘losers’ and ‘suckers’ making these kinds of posts, the distrust goes much ‘higher’. Here, follow some of the ‘standouts’.

1. Donald Trump is faking his coronavirus diagnosis

There are lakhs of posts about this but the most prominent among those claiming Trump was faking his coronavirus-positive diagnosis is left-wing activist and documentary film-maker Michael Moore. On his Facebook page on October 2, Moore claimed, “There is one absolute truth about Trump: He is a consistent, absolute, unrelenting, fearless, and professional liar.… Trump has a history of lying about his health… He may have it. But it’s also possible he’s lying. That’s just a fact.”

Moore went on to claim that Trump badly needed to change the conversation after a string of bad press, particular about the president’s tax returns, and may use his illness to “push for delaying/postponing the election” – something which by even Moore’s admission is not possible under the US constitution – or use his illness as an excuse for losing.

Others on Twitter variously claimed the president is faking his diagnosis to “milk quarantine for all it’s worth” to improve his favourability ratings, or avoid facing Joe Biden in another presidential election debate.

2. Donald Trump wants to promote hydroxychloroquine

One US citizen who was ‘awoken in 2016’ claimed “…I think he didn’t test positive and just said so. He will then show miraculous “recovery” to say, “See? Nothing to it!” Or take Hydroxychloraquine [sic] to boost sales…”

But the IgNobel award for science must go to John Cammo, who predicted a whole two weeks before Trump tested positive that “Trump’s October surprise will be the announcement of “his infection.” Fake, but quite dramatic…. Then, 14 days later, Trump will emerge, 100% cured by hydroxychloroquine.”

The blame for these claims should probably go to Trump, who has regularly promoted the drug and said he had used it himself.

3. Trump wants VP Mike Pence to become president so the latter can pardon Trump

To be fair to the following fine people, this conspiracy theory was first pushed by Trump’s own former lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen, who claimed earlier in September that Trump would “arrange to be federally indicted”, then pardon himself if he loses the presidential election. This of course lit many fires online after the president fell ill.

  • ‘Under the rules of succession, if Trump becomes incapacitated Pence takes control and is sworn in to assume the presidential role. I would anticipate per their preconceived plan, that Pence would grant a presidential pardon to Trump. Helluva welcome back gift for Trump’
  • ‘WHAT if Trump’s strategy is to use getting sick from COVID as an excuse to cease running for a second term, hoping Pence can win in his place, having negotiated a Presidential Pardon from Pence in return for dropping out of the race, to be granted right after Pence takes office… And maybe, just maybe, Trump decided to roll the dice and deliberately contract COVID to accomplish this ruse. After all, his other choice ends in prison eventually’
  • ‘I would not rule out: 1. Trump using COVID as a way for Pence to pardon him, and after POTUS’s miraculous recovery, he resumes Presidency. 2. Trump lying about diagnosis for same goal’

Except, there are no convictions as yet for which a presumed President Pence can pardon Trump. Remember what Cohen said?

4. Trump purposely got infected so that he can grandly announce a new coronavirus vaccine just before the election

  • ‘Just wait. He’s going to have it, be sick, recover and then BAM!! Just before the election…..a vaccine!!! On another note, did I just become a conspiracy theorist?? Only in 2020’
  • ‘Timing is suspect. Mike Pence announced a vaccine within weeks. Now Trump and Melania are positive for Covid-19. Will they get the vaccine? October surprise?’
  • ‘OCTOBER SURPRISE= Trump’s promised Covid vaccine “miraculously cures” him. (Translation:…. Bogus positive Covid test result)’

6. Trump purposely infected Biden during the presidential debate

This theory has gained a lot more hot air after presidential debate moderator Chris Wallace revealed that President Trump arrived too late to the September 29 debate to get tested and co-hosts Cleveland Clinic and Case Western Reserve University decided to use “the honour system”, meaning they allowed people arriving late from both campaigns to claim that they had already tested negative. While it is indeed fascinating that they decided to believe a man who has repeatedly spread misinformation about the coronavirus, there is a big difference between reckless behaviour and intentionally endangering someone.

  • ‘[Donald Trump] is a very stable genius. He knew he had Covid and went to the debate anyway. He infected Biden and now Biden’s going to die. Ultimate power move’
  • ‘This is obviously an assassination attempt on Biden from team trump. They Knowingly  went to that debate full of germs to Purposely infect Biden, knowing that at Bidens age covid could be fatal. Arrest them for attempted murder’
  • ‘We the educated Americans know it’s Biden’s mask wearing that stopped Trump trying to infect him at the debate’

7. Joe Biden purposely infected Trump during the presidential debate on September 29

  • ‘We all knew Biden would find a way to weasel out of the debates. I guess we now know how. They infected Trump. In all the time he went without a mask he was fine. Now he was carefully wearing masks…and he got sick. proves masks help nothing, though’
  • ‘We know that you worked with China on this virus and that they gave you an antidote. You probably infected Trump and his bride at the debate. He will overcome because Trump was heaven sent’
  • ‘Biden has tested positive for a long time but he keeps it a secret. In that debate, Biden infected Trump. Ask Biden to test!!! This is why Biden never holds rallies, and always wears a mask. We should Punish China for China Virus. Arrest ANTIFA’

8. The last word goes to…

@mets_therapy: ‘Conspiracy Theory: Maybe there’s a new radical middle that was trying to infect both Trump and Biden at the debate.’

The Conspiracy Against President Trump

By Wayne Root

The next portion of this article will be a copy from Root For America blog. It was written by Wayne Root and will be in the first person. I am specifying this so that the reader doesn’t mistake it for my words.

I am writing this column while recovering from a wild 48 hours with President Trump. I was called by aides to President Trump on Wednesday to inform me that the President of the United States himself had requested I open his “Making America Great Again” rally in Las Vegas. What a great honor.

I gave the speech on Thursday night to a wild, raucous, Trump-loving crowd of thousands. They waited for hours in the hot Vegas sun, in a line that wrapped around the Las Vegas Convention Center as far as the eye could see. Once inside, the arena was packed to the rafters- standing room only. It was quite a scene.

Trump is a combination rock star and folk hero. No other politician in America can bring out a crowd like this. This is the “Trump Deplorable Army.”

My speech to the thousands gathered was about the conspiracy to take down our president. I told the crowd that our political enemies are not really after Trump. They’re really after you and me.

They’re after the American Dream. They’re after American Exceptionalism. They’re after patriotism. They’re after capitalism. They’re after small business and the great American middle class. They’re after Judeo Christian values. They’re after our beloved U.S. Constitution.

They’re only after President Trump because he is standing in the way of all these things we love so much, that they want to destroy. President Trump is their last obstacle. He alone is protecting us and everything we love and value. It is one man against the DC Swamp and the treacherous Deep State.

Then I woke up on Friday morning to see the biggest news story in America. It was exactly what my speech was all about. The New York Times published a story about Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein plotting to secretly record President Trump with a “wire” and use the recording to have Trump removed from office.

Keep in mind Rosenstein is the bad guy right in the middle of everything done to try to destroy this administration. He is the man who appointed Mueller to begin a “Russian Collusion” special investigation for a crime that never existed. The Hill reported days ago that FBI lawyer Lisa Page testified under oath the FBI never had a basis for Mueller’s investigation in the first place. In other words, there was no evidence of a crime on the day the special counsel was named.

Sources report Rosenstein also wanted FBI agents interviewing President Trump about the firing of FBI Director James Comey to wear wires. In the room for all this sinister plotting was now-disgraced FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, whose wife got a $700,000 contribution from Hillary’s pals while her husband oversaw the Hillary investigation.

Within days, the special counsel was named for a “Russian Collusion” investigation based on a fake dossier, paid for by Hillary Clinton’s campaign, written by a spy with connections to Russia, and the wife of a top DOJ official out to get the president.

Folks, you couldn’t make this stuff up.

Just this week we also found out internal Google emails reveal employees discussing manipulating search results to combat President Trump’s travel ban. In other words, Google wanted to change the “facts” all of us see to discredit Trump’s policies.

This comes on the heels of videotapes exposing a plot by senior Google executives to help Hillary Clinton win the election by getting more Hispanic voters to the polls in key battleground states. Senior Google employee Eliana Murillo admitted using a “silent donation” of Google resources to increase Hispanic voter turnout, only to be devastated to find out many of these Hispanic voters chose to vote for Trump.

We all get it now. Loud and clear. It’s Trump against the world. They’re out to get him. It’s the government conspiracy of the century. Plus the media. Plus the whole Silicon Valley.

We’ve got the Trump’s back. We will protect our president. There is no blue wave. Instead a Red Storm is coming. Come November, you’ll hear us all loud and clear.

Conclusion

As I stated in the beginning of this article I would discuss the conspiracies against President Trump. I believe I have done so. I have also included some in the Addendum section. Many detractors say that Donald Trump feeds off of the notoriety and in many cases fosters these conspiracies. To prove this point, I have included a comment he made after a Melania Trump speech.

By any reasonable measure, Melania Trump’s speech on the first night of the Republican National Convention was a miserable failure: the only thing anyone remembered about the speech afterward was that it essentially copied a paragraph of Michelle Obama’s 2008 Democratic National Convention address.

To Donald Trump, it was a smashing success.

Good news is Melania’s speech got more publicity than any in the history of politics especially if you believe that all press is good press!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 20, 2016

onald Trump, of course, truly does believe that “all publicity is good publicity.” It’s how he’s conducted his entire career.

“One thing I’ve learned about the press is that they’re always hungry for a good story, and the more sensational the better,” he wrote in The Art of the Deal in 1987. “If you are a little different, or a little outrageous, or if you do things that are bold or controversial, the press is going to write about you.”

What, exactly, “the press is going to write” is of secondary concern to Trump. Despite his whining on his Twitter account about “unfair” coverage from certain news outlets, it’s clear that the worst thing for Donald Trump is not to be written about at all.

So you can see that he really did not mind all of the conspiracy nonsense circulating around his presidency. He feels that at least they are thinking about him. Unfortunately, it may have backfired in 2020, because he lost the election. In this case I think he underestimated his enemies. If he runs again in 2024, I hope that he doesn’t underestimate them again.

Resources

washingtontimes.com, “How the left’s vast anti-Trump conspiracies turned to dust,” By Rowan Scarborough; thenewamerican.com, “Deep State Boasts of “Conspiracy” Against Trump in 2020 Election,” By Alex Newman; thenewamerican.com, “Experts: Trump Is Target of “Color Revolution”, By Alex Newman; paulcraigroberts.org, “The Conspiracy Against Trump Is Now Out In The Open,” By Paul Craig Roberts; newsmax.com, “Fleitz: Stealth Schiff Contact ‘Huge Setback’ to Dems’ Impeachment Push,” By David A. Pattern; thewire.com, “Top Eight Conspiracy Theories on Donald Trump Contracting COVID-19:Most of the claims, of course, are as misleading as the statements Trump himself has made about coronavirus over the past eight months,” By The Wire Staff; darkmoon.me, “The Conspiracy Against Trump: The Deep State Plot to Undermine the President,” By Philip Giraldi; the-sun.com, “BIZARRE: What is the QAnon March 4 conspiracy theory about Trump?” By Patrizia Rizzo; rootamerica.com, “The Conspiracy Against President Trump,” By Wayne Root; vox.com, “Donald Trump perfectly explains his entire campaign strategy, in one bizarre tweet: It’s almost too perfect to be real,” By Dara Lind;

Addendum

The Conspiracy Against Trump Is Now Out In The Open

Paul Craig Roberts

I am beginning to wonder if fluoridation hasn’t dropped the US IQ by much more than 5 points.

The reports, such as this one— https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/whistleblower-schiff-impeachment/2019/10/02/id/935386/ — which provide clear evidence that the alleged whistleblower spent a month arranging his complaint with House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson, media, and other Democrats, thus revealing that it is nothing but another orchestrated hoax to use against President Trump, miss the main point.

The main point is that the “whistleblower” complaint is false.  The falsity of the complaint is proven by the released unredacted transcript and by the statements of Ukrainian President Zelensky.  

What the “whistleblower” complaint actually reveals is that there is a conspiracy within the government to produce false evidence and false charges against President Trump.

Schiff lied before the TV cameras at the Maguire hearing when he read his false version of the telephone transcript.  How can a man who lies so brazenly in front of people who know he is lying be trusted with the chairmanship of an intelligence committee or any committee?   

Atkinson violated the law that requires first-hand knowledge by the complainant by altering the form to permit second-hand hearsay. Atkinson made this change in order to accommodate the false charge against Trump.  Why is such a crooked official allowed to remain in office?

Government in the United States is falling apart in front of our eyes.  

Fleitz: Stealth Schiff Contact ‘Huge Setback’ to Dems’ Impeachment Push

Two top experts on whistleblower procedures and the House Intelligence Committee told Newsmax in separate, exclusive interviews Wednesday that the credibility of a complaint against President Trump has been seriously undermined by irregularities in how the matter was handled.

The New York Times reported Wednesday that before the CIA officer filed the whistleblower complaint with the Intelligence Community Inspector General that has since become grounds for an impeachment inquiry backed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, he consulted members of the House Intelligence Committee staff. Those staffers in turn briefed Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif.

Earlier this week, Schiff told MSNBC the Intel Committee had “not spoken directly with the whistleblower.”

But Committee staff said Wednesday they did speak with the whistleblower, and directed him to address the matter with the Intelligence Community Inspector General. They then informed Schiff of the whistleblower’s concerns, they said.

On Wednesday, Schiff confirmed the contact, tweeting, “When a whistleblower seeks guidance, staff advises them to get counsel and go to an IG [Inspector General]. That’s what they’re supposed to do.”

But clear-cut House Intel Committee rules require that all information presented to either party’s members must be shared with the other party.

Longtime intelligence community officer Fred Fleitz, who served as a senior adviser for former House Intelligence Committee Chairman Pete Hoekstra when he ran the Committee, told Newsmax in an exclusive interview Wednesday evening that Democrats did not accurately represent the origins of the complaint, presumably in order to conceal their involvement.

“They were trying to say, ‘This guy first went to the CIA counsel, then went to the IG.’ And the Democrats pretended they knew nothing about it, and the whistleblower was pretending to ask permission from intelligence officials to speak to the Committee.

After Tuesday’s revelation, Fleitz says, “He’d already spoken to the Committee,” adding: “But even more seriously, under Committee rules whenever information comes into the Committee from outside, it has to be shared with both sides.

“So Schiff got this information but did not share it with the Republicans. I know this because I’ve talked with [House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Rep. Devin] Nunes, and I know he didn’t know about it.”

Fleitz said: “[Schiff] concealed this, and at the same time, throughout the month of August, Schiff was talking about this subject matter.”

News that the anonymous whistleblower had first approached House Democrats — who contrary to Committee procedures did not inform their Republican colleagues — before drafting and filing his written complaint with the Intelligence Inspector General as required by the whistleblower statute, will inevitably lead to accusations that the whistleblower’s account was “coached,” influence, or otherwise tainted.

Speaking from the White House Wednesday, President Trump said: “I think it’s a scandal that [Schiff] knew before. I’d go a step further — I think he probably helped write it.”

According to Fleitz, Democrats on the Committee “were acting on this information and orchestrating it,” a conclusion he draws based on the fact they did not share information about the whistleblower’s accusations with Committee Republicans.

“If he’d come to the committee,” said Fleitz, “and the committee decided, ‘Hey, you’ve got to go to your IG,’ they would have told the other side and they would have revealed this up front. But they didn’t.

“They kept this information. So I’m drawing the conclusion they didn’t tell anyone about this information for a reason — because the committee was working with the whistleblower, with the attorneys, to prepare this complaint.”

When acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire testified to Congress last week about the whistleblower accusation against Trump, he stated: “I want to stress I believe the whistleblower and the inspector general have acted in good faith throughout. I have every reason to believe that they have done everything by the book and followed the law.”

That now appears not to have been the case. Fleitz told Newsmax of Maguire: “He may not have known all of this. The inspector general might not have been told that this guy was previously talking to the committee.”

Fleitz called the prior, unreported contact with Committee Democrats “a huge setback to their efforts to use this Ukraine complaint against the president, because the credibility of this whistleblower has been severely undercut, because both he and his attorneys and Schiff have not told the truth about this complaint.”

He adds: “We can’t trust the complaint any longer. Clearly, the story about the complaint was not accurate, and we just can’t trust it.”

The revelation of a previous, unreported contact between the whistleblower and Democrats on the Intelligence Committee marked the second important irregularity in the whistleblower’s case this week.

On Monday, the Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson confirmed he had changed the “Disclosure of Urgent Concern Form,” also known as IC IG ICWSP Form 401, so that it no longer stated that a complainant must have first-hand knowledge of an alleged abuse in order to be considered “credible.”

The prior Inspector General materials provided potential complainants advised them: “In order to find an urgent concern ‘credible,’ the IC IG must be in possession of reliable, first-hand information. The IC IG cannot transmit information via the ICWPA based on an employee’s second-hand knowledge of wrongdoing.

“This includes information received from another person, such as when a fellow employee informs you that he/she witnessed information received from another person, such as when a fellow employee informs you that he/she witnessed some type of wrongdoing. … If you think wrongdoing took place, but can provide nothing more than secondhand or unsubstantiated assertions, ICIG will not be able to process the complaint or information for submission as an ICWPA [whistleblower complaint].”

Atkinson’s office released a Sept. 30 statement conceding the first-hand standard for credibility was changed for this particular whistleblower’s claim: “In the process of reviewing and clarifying those forms, and in response to recent press inquiries regarding the instant whistleblower complaint, the IC IG understood that certain language in those forms and, more specifically, the informational materials accompanying the forms, could be read — incorrectly — as suggesting that whistleblowers must possess first-hand information in order to file an urgent concern complaint with the congressional intelligence committees.”

Atkinson’s office has not explained how “press inquiries” could have been received prior to the complainant completing and filing the appropriate form, which needed to be modified.

The bottom line: While the law did not change, the standard that Atkinson used for determining whether a whistleblower complaint would be deemed “credible” did change. And it was changed specifically to “clarify” the validity of the whistleblower’s complaint about the Ukraine phone call.

Former federal prosecutor and Rep. Bob Barr, R-Ga., who helped lead the impeachment push against then-President Bill Clinton in 1998 and 1999, has lambasted the handling of the whistleblower complaint to date.

Democrats have suggested President Trump was proposing a quid pro quo in July when he urged newly elected Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to reopen an inquiry into corruption there.

Hunter Biden, the son of former Vice President Joe Biden, was paid $50,000 a month to serve on the board of Burisma, a company that had come under the scrutiny of Ukrainian investigators.

But at the urging of the vice president, and possibly other world leaders, the prosecutor in the case was fired and the case was dropped.

To liberal commentators, the claim that the vice president strong-armed Ukraine leaders to drop the prosecutor as a favor to his son is baseless. They say the prosecutor was fired because he was corrupt.

The Hill’s John Solomon, however, has reported that hundreds of pages of legal documents have cast doubt on the vice president’s insistence that he did not exert undue influence on his son’s behalf.

As for the question of whether Trump should be subjected to an impeachment inquiry based on second-hand information, after the standard for deeming the complaint “credible” had been changed, Barr told Newsmax on Wednesday that any judge would immediately toss out a complaint that appeared to be customized toward one defendant.

“A judge would say: ‘Summarily dismissed.’ But as has been widely noted, the rules for conducting an impeachment inquiry, which is not a criminal trial, are at best ill-defined.

Barr told Newsmax the handling of the whistleblower’s allegations to date has been “like a modern-day version of the old Keystone Kops.”

Specifically, he criticized Democrats’ apparent failure to disclose conversations held between the House Intelligence Committee staff and the whistleblower prior to the filing of the complaint with the Intelligence Community Inspector General, where by law are first supposed to be evaluated to determine whether they are urgent and credible.

“Certainly, it puts the lie to any legitimate assertion by the Intelligence Committee that they are conducting a fair and objective investigation — not that that seems to matter anymore to them,” Barr said.

He added: “This is not standard operating procedure by any stretch of the imagination or the law.”

Barr also said “that is certainly not the way the system is supposed to operate, that a whistleblower who wants to provide a protected communication to the Congress and is supposed to satisfy certain requirements to the IG and then to the DNI before going to the Congress, if that person then goes to the Congress first, that undercuts the entire process.”

The Conspiracy Against Trump: The Deep State Plot to Undermine the President

As the plot against Trump unravels, there is now mounting evidence to show that Trump’s enemies in the Deep State who have conspired to undermine him have acted with complete illegality. These individuals could soon find themselves behind bars. Alternatively, Trump could yet be destroyed if his powerful enemies within the Deep State prevail. 

The real “deplorable” in today’s United States is the continuation of a foreign policy based on endless aggression to maintain Washington’s military dominance in parts of the world where Americans have no conceivable interest. Many voters backed Donald J. Trump because he committed himself to changing all that, but, unfortunately, he has reneged on his promise, instead heightening tension with major powers Russia and China while also threatening Iran and Venezuela on an almost daily basis. Now Cuba is in the crosshairs because it is allegedly assisting Venezuela.

One might reasonably ask if America in its seemingly enduring role as the world’s most feared bully will ever cease and desist, but the more practical question might be “When will the psychopathic trio of John Bolton, Mike Pompeo and Elliott Abrams be fired so the United States can begin to behave like a normal nation?”

Trump, to be sure, is the heart of the problem as he has consistently made bad, overly belligerent decisions when better and less abrasive options were available, something that should not necessarily always be blamed on his poor choice of advisers. But one also should not discount the likelihood that the dysfunction in Trump is in part comprehensible, stemming from his belief that he has numerous powerful enemies who have been out do destroy him since before he was nominated as the GOP’s presidential candidate. This hatred of all things Trump has been manifested in the neoconservative “Nevertrump” forces led by Bill Kristol and by the “Trump Derangement Syndrome” prominent on the political left, regularly exhibited by Rachel Maddow.

And then there is the Deep State, which also worked with the Democratic Party and President Barack Obama to destroy the Trump presidency even before it began. One can define Deep State in a number of ways, ranging from a “soft” version which accepts that there is an Establishment that has certain self-serving objectives that it works collectively to promote to something harder, an actual infrastructure that meets together and connives to remove individuals and sabotage policies that it objects to. The Deep State in either version includes senior government officials, business leaders and, perhaps most importantly, the managed media, which promotes a corrupted version of “good governance” that in turn influences the public.

Whether the Mueller report is definitive very much depends on the people they chose to interview and the questions they chose to ask, which is something that will no doubt be discussed for the next year if not longer. Beyond declaring that the Trump team did not collude with Russia, it cast little light on the possible Deep State role in attempting to vilify Trump and his associates. The investigation of that aspect of the 2016 campaign and the possible prosecutions of former senior government officials that might be a consequence of the investigation will likely be entertaining conspiracy theorists well into 2020. Since Russiagate has already been used and discarded the new inquiry might well be dubbed Trumpgate.

The media has scarcely reported how Michael Horowitz, the Inspector General of the Department of Justice (DOJ), has been looking into the activities of the principal promoters of the Russiagate fraud. Horowitz, whose report is expected in about a month, has already revealed that he intends to make criminal referrals as a result of his investigation. While the report will only cover malfeasance in the Department of Justice, which includes the FBI, the names of intelligence officers involved will no doubt also surface. It is expected that there will be charges leading to many prosecutions and one can hope for jail time for those individuals who corruptly betrayed their oath to the United States Constitution to pursue a political vendetta.

A review of what is already known about the plot against Trump is revealing and no doubt much more will be learned if and when investigators go through emails and phone records. The first phase of the illegal investigation of the Trump associates involved initiating wiretaps without any probable cause. This eventually involved six government intelligence and law enforcement agencies that formed a de facto task force headed by the CIA’s Director John Brennan. Also reportedly involved were the FBI’s James Comey, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Department of Homeland Security Director Jeh Johnson, and Admiral Michael Rogers who headed the National Security Agency.

Brennan was the key to the operation because the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court refused to approve several requests by the FBI to initiate taps on Trump associates and Trump Tower as there was no probable cause to do so but the British and other European intelligence services were legally able to intercept communications linked to American sources. Brennan was able to use his connections with those foreign intelligence agencies, primarily the British GCHQ, to make it look like the concerns about Trump were coming from friendly and allied countries and therefore had to be responded to as part of routine intelligence sharing. As a result, Paul Manafort, Carter Page, Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner and Gen. Michael Flynn were all wiretapped. And likely there were others. This all happened during the primaries and after Trump became the GOP nominee.

In other words, to make the wiretaps appear to be legitimate, GCHQ and others were quietly and off-the-record approached by Brennan and associates over their fears of what a Trump presidency might mean. The British responded by initiating wiretaps that were then used by Brennan to justify further investigation of Trump’s associates. It was all neatly done and constituted completely illegal spying on American citizens by the U.S. government.

The British support of the operation was coordinated by the then-director of GCHQ Robert Hannigan who has since been forced to resign. Brennan is, unfortunately still around and has not been charged with perjury and other crimes. In May 2017, after he departed government, he testified before Congress with what sounds a lot like a final unsourced, uncorroborated attempt to smear the new administration: “I encountered and am aware of information and intelligence that revealed contacts and interactions between Russian officials and U.S. persons involved in the Trump campaign that I was concerned about because of known Russian efforts to suborn such individuals. It raised questions in my mind whether or not Russia was able to gain the co-operation of those individuals.”

Brennan’s claimed “concerns” turned out to be incorrect. Meanwhile, other interested parties were involved in the so-called Steele Dossier on Trump himself. The dossier, paid for initially by Republicans trying to stop Trump, was later funded by $12 million from the Hillary campaign. It was commissioned by the law firm Perkins Coie, which was working for the Democratic National Committee (DNC). The objective was to assess any possible Trump involvement with Russia. The work itself was sub-contracted to Fusion GPS, which in turn sub-contracted the actual investigation to British spy Christopher Steele who headed a business intelligence firm called Orbis.

Steele left MI-6 in 2009 and had not visited Russia since 1993. The report, intended to dig up dirt on Trump, was largely prepared using impossible to corroborate second-hand information and would have never surfaced but for the surprise result of the 2016 election. Christopher Steele gave a copy to a retired of British Diplomat Sir Andrew Wood who in turn handed it to Trump critic Senator John McCain who then passed it on to the FBI. President Barack Obama presumably also saw it and, according to Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, “If it weren’t for President Obama, we might not have done the intelligence community assessment that we did that set off a whole sequence of events which are still unfolding today, notably, special counsel Mueller’s investigation.”

The report was leaked to the media in January 2017 to coincide with Trump’s inauguration. Hilary Clinton denied any prior knowledge despite the fact that her campaign had paid for it. Pressure from the Democrats and other constituencies devastated by the Trump victory used the Steele report to provide leverage for what became the Mueller investigation.

So, was there a broad ranging conspiracy against Donald Trump orchestrated by many of the most senior officials and politicians in Washington? Undeniably yes. What Trump has amounted to as a leader and role model is beside the point as what evolved was undeniably a bureaucratic coup directed against a legally elected president of the United States and to a certain extent it was successful as Trump was likely forced to turn his back on his better angels and subsequently hired Pompeo, Bolton and Abrams.

One can only hope that investigators dig deep into what it is that Washington insiders have been up to so Trumpgate will prove more interesting and informative than was Russiagate. And one also has to hope that enough highest-level heads will roll to make any interference by the Deep State in future elections unthinkable. One hopes.

What is the QAnon March 4 conspiracy theory about Trump?

QAnon followers claim that the conspiracy of former President Trump becoming president again on March 4 is actually a false flag trap orchestrated by Antifa.

Security has been upped around the Capitol after “concerning” intelligence was detected ahead of March 4 amid fears of potential violence following the chaos which unfolded on the hill on January 6.

Additionally, the House of Representatives canceled its March 4 session due to the threat that a militant group would attempt to breach the Capitol. 

The idea that Trump would be inaugurated stems from the “sovereign citizen” movement that believes that in 1871 a law was secretly passed which turned the US into a corporation, disregarding the American government of the founding fathers.

QAnon followers are spreading the belief that Trump will be elected president on March 4 on the app Gab and Telegram
QAnon followers are spreading the belief that Trump will be elected president on March 4 on the app Gab and TelegramCredit: Alamy Live News

The March date comes from the fact that 1933 was also the year when inaugurations were changed from March 4 to January 20.

The dates were changed to shorten the period of outgoing presidents.

Followers of the conspiracy believe that Trump will become the 19th president of the original republic, and not the corporation that they believe the 1871 act created. 

A man in a QAnon shirt walks among Trump supporters in August of 2020
A man in a QAnon shirt walks among Trump supporters in August of 2020Credit: AP:Associated Press

What happened with the Trump hotel for March 4?

Trump’s Washington D.C. hotel has reportedly hiked its rates on March 4 – and it did the same thing on January 5 and 6, which were key dates in the Capitol Hill riot.

Jason Blazakis, a senior fellow at the Soufan Center, said: “Raising room prices will surely be interpreted by QAnon as Trump’s support for the March 4 narrative.

QAnon has been previously labeled a “domestic terror threat” by the FBI over its tendency to inspire violence
QAnon has been previously labeled a “domestic terror threat” by the FBI over its tendency to inspire violenceCredit: Reuters

“They absolutely try to interpret the words and actions of President Trump very carefully.” 

QAnon has been previously labeled a “domestic terror threat” by the FBI over its tendency to inspire violence.

The former president refused to condemn the group during an NBC town hall on the campaign trail, saying “I don’t know about QAnon.”

A demonstrator holds a QAnon flag
A demonstrator holds a QAnon flagCredit: AFP – Getty

What is QAnon?

QAnon believes a worldwide network of celebrities and politicians are part of a child sex-trafficking ring.

The cult-like belief spawned out similar viral conspiracy theories such as Pizzagate and historic hoaxes about cults linked to Satanism.

“Q” is the central anonymous figure of the theory, who was claimed to be a high-ranking government official inside the Trump administration.

QAnon follower base alleges a worldwide network of celebrities and politicians are part of a child sex-trafficking ring which is doing battle with Trump
QAnon follower base alleges a worldwide network of celebrities and politicians are part of a child sex-trafficking ring which is doing battle with Trump

Posts began to appear on internet forum 4Chan in June, 2017, before starting spread across social media.

QAnon activity exploded during the coronavirus pandemic, with reports of posts tripling on Facebook and Twitter.

Both social media giants tried to take action, but struggled to police the spread of misinformation.

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