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Why did Robert Mueller end the Russia investigation when he did? He could have let it drag it out for another year or so and severely hurt Trump’s chances for reelection. But he didn’t do that. Why?
Of course, we’re assuming that the investigation was never intended to uncover the truth. If it was, then Mueller would have interviewed Julian Assange, Craig Murray and retired members of the Intelligence Community (Ray McGovern, Bill Binney) who have shown that the Podesta emails were leaked by an insider (on a thumbdrive) not hacked by foreign agents. Mueller would have also seized the servers at DNC headquarters and done the necessary forensic investigation, which he never did. He also would have indicted senior-level agents at the FBI and DOJ who improperly obtained FISA warrants by withholding critical information from the FISA court. He didn’t do that either. Mueller did none of these things which simply proves that his final report was what many people had expected from the very beginning; a purely political document that twists the truth to achieve Mueller’s particular objectives. But to understand what those objectives are, we need to determine what the real goals of the investigation were. So, here they are:
  1. To help sabotage Trump’s political agenda
  2. To create a cloud of illegitimacy over Trump’s election
  3. And to prevent Trump from implementing his plan to normalize relations with Russia.
These were the real objectives of the investigation, to create a forth branch of government (Special Counsel) that had the power to keep Trump permanently on the defensive while the media made him out to be either an unwitting accomplice in Russian espionage or, even worse, a traitor. The aim was to reign him in and keep the pressure on until a case could be made for his impeachment. Mueller played a key role in this travesty. His assignment was undermine Trump’s moral authority by brandishing the cudgel of criminal indictment over his head. This is how a D.O.J. appointee, who had never held public office in his life, became the most powerful man in Washington.
My question is simply this: Why did Mueller give up all that power when he did?
I think I can answer that, but first, we need a little more background. Check out this quote from candidate Trump in 2016:
“We will pursue a new foreign policy that finally learns from the mistakes of the past…We will stop looking to topple regimes and overthrow governments…. Our goal is stability not chaos, because we want to rebuild our country [the United States]… We will partner with any nation that is willing to join us in the effort to defeat ISIS and radical Islamic terrorism …In our dealings with other countries, we will seek shared interests wherever possible and pursue a new era of peace, understanding, and good will.”
Imagine how terrified the foreign policy establishment must have been when they heard Trump utter these words. No more regime change wars? Are you kidding me? That’s what we do: Regime-Change-Is-Us., and now this upstart, New York real estate tycoon is promising to do a complete 180 and move in another direction altogether. No more destabilizing coups, no more bloody military interventions, instead, we’re going to work collaboratively with countries like Russia and China to see if we can settle regional disputes and fight terrorism together? Really?
At the same time Trump was promising this new era of “peace, understanding, and good will,” Hillary Clinton was issuing her war whoop at every opportunity. Here’s candidate Hillary trying to drum up support for taking on the Russians in Syria:
“The situation in Syria is catastrophic. And every day that goes by, we see the results of the Assad regime in partnership with the Iranians on the ground, and the Russians in the air…When I was Secretary of State, I advocated and I advocate today a no-fly zone and safe zones.”
Interesting, isn’t it? Here’s Hillary, the “liberal” Democrat, pushing for a no-fly zone in Syria even though the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Joseph Dunford, stated clearly that “Right now… for us to control all of the airspace in Syria would require us to go to war against Syria and Russia.” In other words, if Hillary had been elected, she was all ready to flip the switch and start WW3 ASAP. Is it any wonder why the establishment loved her?
“We have to work more closely with our partners and allies on the ground,” boomed Hillary, meaning that she fully supported the continued use of jihadist proxies in the fight against Assad. “I do think the use of special forces, the use of enablers and trainers in Iraq, which has had some positive effects, are very much in our interests, and so I do support what is happening.”
War, war and more war, that’s the Hillary Doctrine in a nutshell.
It was Hillary’s relentless hawkishness that pushed leftists into the Trump camp, not that they ever believed that Trump was anything more than what he appeared to be, an unprincipled narcissist with an insatiable lust for power. But they did hope that his dovish comments would steer the country away from nuclear annihilation. That was the hope at least, but then everything changed. And after it changed, Mueller released his report saying: “Trump is not guilty after all!”
So, what changed?
Trump changed.
Think about it: In mid December 2018, Trump announced the withdrawal of all U.S. troops in Syria within 30 days. But instead of withdrawal, the US has been sending hundreds of trucks with weapons to the front lines. The US has also increased its troop levels on the ground, the YPG (Kurdish militia, US proxies) are digging in on the Syria-Turkish border, and the US hasn’t lifted a finger to implement its agreements with NATO-ally Turkey under the Manbij Roadmap. The US is not withdrawing from Syria. Washington is beefing up its defenses and settling in for the long-haul. But, why? Why did Trump change his mind and do a complete about-face?
The same thing happened in Korea. For a while it looked like Trump was serious about cutting a deal with Kim Jong un. But then, sometime after the first summit, he began to backpeddle. He never honored any of his commitments under the Panmunjom Declaration and he never reciprocated for Kim’s cessation of all nuclear weapons and ballistic missile testing. Trump has made no effort to “build a lasting and stable peace regime on the Korean Peninsula” or to strengthen trust between the two leaders. Then, at the Hanoi Summit, Trump blindsided Kim by making demands that had never even been previously discussed. Kim was told that the North must destroy all of its chemical and biological weapons as well as its ballistic missile and nuclear weapons programs before the US will take reciprocal steps. In other words, Trump demanded that Kim completely and irreversibly disarm with the feint hope that the US would eventually lift sanctions.
Trump made these outrageous demands knowing that they would never be accepted. Which was the point, because the foreign policy establishment doesn’t want a deal. They want regime change, they’ve made that perfectly clear. But wasn’t Trump supposed to change all that? Wasn’t Trump going to pursue “a new foreign policy that finally learns from the mistakes of the past”?
Yes, that was Trump’s campaign promise. So, what happened?
There are other signs of capitulation too; like providing lethal weapons to the Ukrainian military, or nixing the short-range nuclear missile ban, or joining the Saudi’s genocidal war on Yemen, or threatening to topple the government of Venezuela, or stirring up trouble in the South China Sea. At every turn, Trump has backtracked on his promise to break with tradition and “stop toppling regimes and overthrowing governments.” …’ At every turn, Trump has joined the ranks of the warhawks he once criticized.
Trump is now marching in lockstep with the foreign policy establishment. In Libya, in Sudan, in Somalia, in Iran, in Lebanon, he is faithfully implementing the neocon agenda. Trump “the peacemaker” is no where to be found, while Trump the ‘madman with a knife’ is on the loose.
Is that why Mueller let Trump off the hook? Was there a quid pro quo: “You follow our foreign policy directives and we’ll make Mueller disappear?
It sure looks like it.
 
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  1. Many people here seem to think that the winning Trump agenda item was mostly a foreign-policy thing. I am pretty sure that Trump won mostly due to his promise to end mass-scale, welfare-dependent, wage-undercutting immigration, albeit a non-interventionist foreign policy was a side perk of electing him.

    Can you blame the failure to achieve the People’s Agenda Item 1 on Mueller?

    I am not so sure since Agenda Item 1 for the early Trump Administration, with its 2-house Republican majority advantage, got promptly passed: a tax cut for 1) stock-buyback corporations; 2) smaller businesses employing a lot of part-time-working moms & noncitizens with welfare-covered bills; 3) heavy-hitting political donors and heirs; 4) one more neoliberal tax-return uphike for progressive-tax-code-favored parents in their family-friendly, absenteeism-friendly, above-firing, crony-parent jobs.

    The Administration was not too distracted by the oppressive FBI probe to get that selective tax cutting done for its favorites.

    If Trump was derailed on the immigration issue by Mueller’s probe of a Russian nothingburger, he should now be working as hard as a straight-commission salesperson with no spousal income and no access to the monthly welfare income boosters and the refundable child tax credit treats up to $6,431 that hoist up the earned income of moms and legal / illegal immigrants with US-born kids in single-breadwinner households, when they stay under the earned-income limits for welfare by working part time, and not very hard, just like many of our legislators.

    It is hard to get in touch with a legislator who is bought off by the Cheap Labor Lobby when s/he is off from a family-friendly job a lot, working only 212 days out of 365.

    But futile or not, Trump should be humping it, like that single, childless, non-womb-privileged 1099 salesperson with no spousal income and no rent-covering child support, trying to make enough money to cover unaffordable rent in a no-guaranteed income, no-benefits, straight-commission job, with twice-as-high SS taxation and expenses o’ plenty uncovered by his / her tax-cut-recipient “employer.”

    Since the Mueller Report is no longer hanging over his head, Trump is now free to pursue every lead, chasing down every prospective Senate and House vote, trying to get what he promised the people on immigration done, even if there is no guarantee that the Congress Critters will comply, just like there is no guaranteed income for so many of America’s non-crony “job holders.”

    Refresher Script: The People’s Agenda Item #1 was not another giant, Reagan-inspired amnesty, this time for so-called dreamers. That is not what put Trump in office. That is not what we expected him to work hard for.

    Instead, we got showers of dollars from Uncle Sam, quickly falling into the pocketbooks of 1) businesses in a country with 95 million citizens (ages 16 to 65) are out of the labor force and 2) tax cuts for dual-earner parents, taking two jobs per household in an “employed” labor pool in which half of all workers work only part time, even when one spouse makes plenty to support the household.

    The people expected Trump to pursue an America First immigration reform first—an agenda limiting the number of new, legal immigrants to reasonable numbers and stopping illegal immigration, rather than raising the number of legal immigrants like Trunp did after giving their employers a tax cut even though they are often hiring noncitizens.

    The campaign was like one of those get-one-over scam-job interviews, the ones with the lengthy promotional film making six-figure promises and demanding hundreds in lead money from job applicants who have already paid the state for licensing, plus jumping through multiple, biannual testing hoops, adding a legally required piece o’ paper to a useless bachelor’s degree in many cases, then finding out that the corporate offices are mostly staffed with non-licensed crony-absentee moms who have spousal income or welfare and child tax credits that make up for the non-rent-covering wages.

    Turn out to vote or meet the quotas by working your can off for straight commission and no benefits, doing your civic or work duty, but don’t expect a return on promises made in a Scammer Job or a Scammer Nation.

  2. DCThrowback says: • Website

    Mike, fine hypothesis. Certainly worth investigating.

    “These were the real objectives of the investigation, to create a forth branch of government…”

    *fourth

    IF your hypothesis is true, the question TO ME is did a/ Trump make a political choice to run to the protection of the neo-cohens (i.e., the Republican Jewish Coalition) to survive/end this investigative charade /b/ or was that influence already baked in the Kushner/Adelson cake?

    • Replies: @RamboDave
  3. Depressing but probably true!

  4. During his campaign, Trump said we would know who knocked the towers down if he were elected. Why has there (still) never been anyone caught and punished for 9/11?

    Many of the players in this Russia hoax have ties to the non-investigation of 9/11. Coincidence?

    • Replies: @Skeptikal
    , @Lokis
  5. DCThrowback– I think your question is extremely important, mainly because we don’t really know the extent of Trump’s commitment to the neocons? Is he totally in their grip now?

    It’s hard to say with absolute certainty, but he has already made historic concessions on Jerusalem and the Golan Heights, that have alienated allies and infuriated rivals. (Think of how hard it must be for leaders in Jordan, Bahrain or S Arabia to explain the Golan Heights deal to their people?)

    Now, some analysts think Trump will concede the entire West Bank to Israeli control. Does that mean ethnic cleansing?

    It could be, we just don’t know yet.

    I would suggest that Trump’s decision to permanently occupy east Syria is being done on Israel’s behalf.

    Why?

    Because no one else in the neighborhood wants an independent Kurdistan.
    But Bibi and his friends think it would act as an “Israeli aircraft carrier at the heart of the arab world. That’s why they like the idea, it fits with their broader plans to disrupt or overthrow the strong, secular arab nations in the region.

    Erdogan is particularly angry about this development as it backtracks on Trump’s promise to withdraw US troops from syria, and as it creates a real threat to Turkey’s national security.

    And what does washington achieve by holding onto east syria?

    Not much. It further alienates a critical geopolitical ally (Turkey) that is an indispensable part of washington’s plan for asserting its dominance in central asia. Turkey is a crucial energy bridge connecting the EU and Asia, and Trump is shrugging off Erdogan for what??

    Adelson? Bibi? I really don’t know, but it seems very likely.

    Let’s look back to the early days of the Trump presidency. Trump was having a hard time fielding candidates for his administration. He filled out his economic team with executives from wall street (mostly G-Sax) and handed over his foreign policy to the Generals (Mattis, McMaster, Dunford etc)
    The reason he did this was because he realised that ‘you don’t have power in washington without a constituency’. That’s lesson Number 1.

    But the generals and the Wall Street executives didn’t give Trump the power he needed to get Mueller off his back, right?

    So he turned to the neocons–Bolton, Pompeo, Abrams. …and then he modified (reversed?) his foreign policy, right?

    And as soon as he reversed his foreign policy, what happens?

    Mueller drops his case against Trump. And like I say in the article, if Mueller kept the investigation open, then Trump would have had a much harder time winning reelection.

    Certainly, Mueller knew that, but he wrapped it up and gave Trump a clean bill of health anyway.

    Why?

    I think its because Trump is now dancing to their tune. He’s their guy now.

  6. JRM says:

    I am glad you wrote this piece because I was thinking the same thing. Mueller got to people close to Trump. And used the compromising material as leverage to negotiate with Trump. I think the deal that was made was an increase in spending for the national security establishment.
    It also looks like the same thing happened to Obama. The FBI went after people close to Obama. They got Tony Rezko and then …. nothing.

    • Replies: @Anon
    , @Paw
  7. What the article is saying became obvious to me back when Elliot Abrams came onboard and there was an uptick in propaganda regarding Venezuela. It actually started before that, as Trump slowing started capitulating to the Neo-Cons, especially when John Bolton came onboard. Bolton was a firm signal that Trump was crumbling to the pressure.

    Suddenly, the Mueller investigation started wrapping up and they said they did not find any collusion. Just like that, poof, it was over.

    Another sign was Trump’s increasing pandering to Bibi Netanyahu.

    I do admire Trump for hanging in there as long as he did, and withstanding the 24/7 assault on his family.

    Even my young son became impressed that Trump was trying to negotiate with Kim Yong Un, and my son was not a fan of Trump.

    I won’t be voting for the guy again. What the NEO-CONS, who are heavily infiltrated by Israeli dual citizens, have done to our nation and to the Middle East, as well as their influence in many other arenas, is so reprehensible and disgusting that I consider them as bad as the worse historical regimes we’ve ever known, such as the Bolshevik regime headed by Lenin, and Stalin’s regime, etc.

    Neo Cons like Podhertz are now on board with Trump and the likes of William Kristol as well. It IS SO OBVIOUS FOLKS WHAT WAS DONE HERE.

    • Replies: @Joe
    , @Authenticjazzman
  8. Is that why Mueller let Trump off the hook? Was there a quid pro quo: “You follow our foreign policy directives and we’ll make Mueller disappear?
    It sure looks like it.

    If this is true what is to prevent President Trump from reverting to Candidate Trump? Does anybody think that will happen?

    I don’t think it’s a coincidence that Barr and Mueller are best buddies. I think Mueller bought immunity for himself and Rosenjew and Sessions. And perhaps others as well. Remember, criminal referrals land on Barr’s desk.

    • Replies: @Brabantian
    , @Olivier1973
  9. Yes, this is accurate. Trump did a 180 on EVERYTHING, shit on his base, folded.

    Now he’s a raging zionist open borders sellout.

    Of course the probe is over. He’s totally capitulated to the nose.

    The border is wide open, RECORD numbers of invaders pouring in, threats against Iran……
    the nose wins again.

    However…..people are starting to figure it out. As white people understand they are just like the Palestinians, then white people are going to start fighting back like the Palestinians.

    It’s going to get very ugly.

    • Replies: @TKK
    , @Jerry
  10. “Of course, we’re assuming that the investigation was never intended to uncover the truth.”

    Without question. What is in question for me is John Brennan’s response to the rollout of the Mueller Report. He seemed rather emotional, for a supposedly steely-eyed CIA director, in the MSNBC interviews he gave regarding the release of Mueller’s poisoned pill. He appeared unsteady, as if still unsettled by the result.

    Brennan ran the failed administrative coup d’état of Trump. Does he have anything to worry about? Not if we go by our government’s previous responses to other extrajudicial actions of recent history: JFK, RFK, Gulf of Tonkin, Watergate, 9/11. So now we are left hoping that William Barr, who played clean-up bureaucrat of the Iran-Contra mess for George H.W. Bush, will do the right thing. Yeah. I hope I’m wrong.

  11. Anon[106] • Disclaimer says:

    Quid pro quo.

  12. Anon[106] • Disclaimer says:
    @JRM

    It is a standard pattern of behaviour, just done a tad more indirectly in democracies than in differently governed polities.
    Judicial proceedings as a weapon in the contest for power.

  13. poop says:

    Dear Mr. Whitney,

    I had the same reaction as you to the “Mueller Report.” Why at all? Why now? When it was obvious from the start that this was all complete, utter bullshit. Why not just drag it out or make something up? And, needless to say, there was no effort whatsoever to uncover the perpetrators of this conspiracy. So what gives?

    My thesis is the following:

    Trump, as a candidate, despite his mostly non-interventionist, Russia-conciliatory rhetoric had an Achilles heel: aggression toward Iran and an eagerness to please Zionist Jews such as Bibi.

    Since acquiescing to Zionist Jews, as well as the quest for global dominance, is the hallmark of US foreign policy, Trump was held hostage by the investigation until he proved his “bona fides.” That is, an all out US war upon Iran. Think something like, “Obama didn’t have the balls to do this.”

    And so it goes.

    So, when Syria becomes a capitulation to Iran, and Yemen becomes a proxy-war against Iran, and Venezuela becomes a strategic objective to hedge against the risk of a reduction (or outright cutoff) of Persian Gulf oil, Trump shows his true Zionist colors, rendering the need to neuter him moot. The “investigation” ends and his policy proceeds at pace.

    So, Trump, not necessarily against his will, increases pressure upon Iran, culminating In the May 2 embargo on all Iranian oil exports. The Chinese will no doubt continue to purchase oil from Iran, using non-dollar currency. The effectiveness of this will reduce the value of the US dollar to something below that of toilet paper, as toilet paper at least serves a functional purpose. The Empire will not have that. Therefore, the US will try to instigate an incident in the Persian Gulf. Failing that, they will resort to a Jew initiated false-flag that will serve as a pretext for launching an all-out assault on Iran to ensure “freedom of navigation” or some other bullshit.

    This would mark the official, historical launch of World War III.

    And so it goes.

    The Chinese will not abandon their key energy supplier. The Russians will not abandon a key regional ally. They will be right to do so. The US, the Jewish state, and their Imperial vassals will then finally get their come-up-ance.

    And so it goes.

    God bless those of us opposed to the nefarious machinations of men.

    • Agree: freedom-cat
  14. nalarak says:

    “back-pedal” not backpeddle.

  15. @WorkingClass

    As WorkingClass says above

    Mueller bought immunity for himself

    Indeed. And it was because of this, the file which the US Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz acknowledged receiving a few months back, a file detailing alleged criminal acts of Robert Mueller himself.

    The file was referenced in President Trump’s tweets, a photo meme of Mueller in jail, and the President saying, “Heroes will come of this, and it won’t be Mueller”

    File talks about Mueller indulging big crimes as FBI director, helping Mueller’s own eventual law firm to defraud millions out of a Hillary donor, with bribery of two USA federal judges, & threats to kill an ex-DOJ employee, with Mueller getting a big payday after he indulged it all as FBI chief, Mueller getting funds channelled from a criminal outfit based in the UK.

    This file, in the hands of the House and Senate Judiciary Committees as well as Trump’s lawyers, may have helped seal a ‘deal’ in which Trump is left untouched, whilst Mueller too (and Hillary etc as well?) get a pass on crimes that might have put Robert Mueller himself behind bars.

    ‘Report on evidence of felonies violating Civil Rights, and bribery by foreign agents, implicating United States Special Counsel Robert S Mueller III as a criminally-tainted agent of foreign & racketeering interests’
    https://www.docdroid.net/eVAAjIq/doj-ig-memo-mueller-bribery-extortion.pdf

    • Replies: @HallParvey
  16. What kind of stupid dope would write the following:

    not that they ever believed that Trump was anything more than what he appeared to be, an unprincipled narcissist with an insatiable lust for power.

    Trump appeared to be an unprincipled narcissist with an insatiable lust for power? In what universe?

    An insatiable lust? For power? Who writes this nonsense? Does he really believe his own garbage? He’s like a dog that eats its own vomit.

    Not just a narcissist but an unprincipled one?

    Only a principled narcissist could write such drivel.

    And what type of narcissist doesn’t gracefully admit her defeat? A neurotic narcissist?

    What kind of narcissist pokes fun at himself publicly? Or let’s a witch hunt come to its own sad conclusion without narcissistically interfering in said witch hunt?

    Answer: Someone who is not a narcissist, principled or otherwise and who harbors no such lust for power, insatiable or otherwise.

    Mike Whitney: Why do you spit on your own writing with suck idiocy? Do you feel an insatiable lust to present yoiurself to your next door neighbors as one of the Trump haters? Message to Mike: your next door neighbors won’t like you anyway, because of the rest of the stuff you write (which I cannot read now that you’ve thrown the baby out with the bathwater by your idiotic Trump bashing balderdash). Mike, they won’t.

    So, Mike? Just stop with the Trump trashtalk. It doesn’t befit you. You seem like you have a brain. You know the deal with Hillary and the vote: it was about the foreign policy, stupid. Yet, you just gotta hate Trump even so.

    Wow, confused much? Get therapy for your TDS. It’s a less virulent one than others have, but it’s still alive and kicking inside that poor little head of yours.

    • Replies: @John Achterhof
    , @Alden
  17. Joe says:
    @freedom-cat

    So then don’t vote. Voting is a vote for more money to control everything

  18. Depressing article because it carries the ring of truth.
    The good thing is that, eventually, people “get it”.

    International bankers and their supporting “cognitive elite” RULE.

    Public discourse is led by paid politicians/media whores whose job it is to manage our minds.

    They are failing. The whole system is failing (as it inevitably must).

    The leading role of Sanhedrin-led Jewish organisations and noisy Jews in the public square is also becoming ever clearer.
    Jews (wherever they stand on the globalist/nationalist, left/right spectrum) traditionally act as window-dressers and human shield for the elite. They support the ruling elite at all times whilst, in the public arena, attacking whatever actors occupy the opposing end of the political spectrum…. as though politicians really exercise the authority their titles declare.

    It’s all theatre. Satanically-created bullshit designed to mislead the minds of the well-intentioned.

    God versus Lucifer.

    Choose your side, folks. Looks like Trump has thrown his lot in with the losers.

    • Agree: Digital Samizdat
  19. Mueller tracks back to the Bush family. This was the Bush wing of the Washington Establishment fighting a rearguard action.

    You’ve got at least three wings of the Establishment going, Bush, Clinton and Obama. Maybe a fourth developing with the Trump insurrection.

    Clintons, Neoliberal

    Bush, Neoconservative

    Obama, NeoGlobalist technocratic

    Trump, Nationalists

  20. While I think Brabantian (No. 15) has a real grasp on the deal which resulted in Mueller not mounting his expected attack on Trump, I think Whitney is also right that Trump agreed to let the neocons run his foreign policy so the deep state would drop its coup attempt. The question is will Trump let his original “dangerous” common sense take control or is he too much a part of the Zionist power structure on, for instance, Iran and Syria.

  21. Wilrodx says:

    Sounds like most people here along with Whitney actually think that Trump was guilty of colluding with Russia?
    An absurd idea from the beginning. Or that Mueller had the goods on him and that’s why he turned?
    Drawing out an absurd “investigation” would have probably helped Trump get re-elected. If he was guilty of anything wouldn’t it have been easier to start impeachment procedings? Isn’t that what they wanted?
    It is obvious to me that the Zionist control the shots from both directions and always get their way right through the heavy smoke screens. Also obvious that Trump is NOT the commander in chief of anything. Perhaps the Zionist will abandon Trump in favor of the first Jewish president.

    • Agree: utu
    • Troll: Twodees Partain
    • Replies: @Digital Samizdat
    , @notanon
  22. @Endgame Napoleon

    Great post, Endgame…
    we are so effed

  23. TG says:

    Trump fought the swamp, and the swamp won.

    • Agree: Sick of Orcs
  24. FB says: • Website

    Excellent analysis Mike…I think you’ve put most of the puzzle pieces together very nicely as to how this picture came about…

    Just one note about Trump’s campaign call regarding terrorism, and his call for partnering and allying with any country that’s in the same fight…

    Well this just shows what a naif poor Donald seems to have been…not having noticed that salafist extremism is a decades old project of the deep state and its Wahabbist partners that has been very much a going concern for at least three decades now…if we assume to start with the Afghan Mujahedin…

    Even as we speak we have ISIS now popping up in Sri Lanka of all places, with the massive Easter suicide bombings on Christian churches…funny that Sri Lanka just signed on to China’s Belt and Road Initiative…

    That’s not the first time ISIS has conveniently popped up right on cue…a couple of years ago Duterte pivoted to China and threatened to end the century long US military presence…at which point ISIS promptly took over a big chunk of the countryside…Duterte had to call for help from Uncle Scam…

    Not to mention Syria…and Libya…and lately Afghanistan…it seems like every time the US fireman needs a reason to be somewhere…an ISIS fire conveniently breaks out…journalist Tony Cartalucci has documented this spiel pretty thoroughly for several years now…

    So how in hell was a so-called ‘president’ going to partner with say Russia to stomp out global terrorism…wouldn’t that put a very big crimp in the game plan of certain swamp creatures in Langley…?

    It’s really pretty laughable to think that elections are going to change anything with the ‘steady state’ we’ve got going here…as ‘Anonymous’ was so kind to remind us recently…

    IOW…what a fucken joke…on all of us…

    • Agree: Digital Samizdat
    • Replies: @The scalpel
  25. utu says:

    Is Mike Whitney saying anything beyond what NYT is not saying in this cartoon?

    What is the difference between Mike Whitney and NYT? Mike Whitney apparently still believes that Trump actually had a plan for something that he agreed with. Trump was Likud candidate from the day one or even before Trump knew he would run.

    Why people assume that the NYT cartoon is critical? It just states the fact. Like this cartoon from German newspaper during the WWII:

  26. Miro23 says:
    @mike whitney

    I think it’s because Trump is now dancing to their tune. He’s their guy now.

    A sidebar to this is that it almost guarantees a war with Iran. It’s a Neo-con priority, and in their Israel centric world it doesn’t matter if it destroys Trump or the US economy, alienates the Europeans – or even if it leads to a wider war.

    Israel First is Israel First, and if Trump is also open to blackmail (which he certainly is on different fronts) then they’ll use this on him too.

    Another angle, ( having read Trump’s books over the years), is that he’s an independent and thoughtful guy (not too good at dancing to other people’s tunes), and will be reflecting on his position, and knows that he’s been co-opted into the mafia.

  27. Svigor says:

    Didn’t have time to read. I’ve heard this “Mueller ended it because Trump knuckled under” thing but it doesn’t work for me. You don’t stop blackmailing someone when they finally agree to start paying you off. Quite the opposite.

    The official story makes more sense; Barr came in and told Mueller to shit or get off the pot. Mueller decided the hill he’d built wasn’t worth dying on, and obeyed orders. For all we know, he breathed a sigh of relief at finally having an excuse to end the shitshow.

  28. Svigor says:
    @Endgame Napoleon

    Yeah the anti-war fanatics are thick with leftists, libertardians, konspiracy kooks*, and various foreign agents who are actually in favor of open borders, so naturally they’re never going to acknowledge that the American public is far more worried about immigration than how many brown people get droned.

    *The types who will “rebel” with all kinds of stupid but safe conspiracy theories that make them look like morons but ignore the open anti-white “conspiracy” ruling the west, the open conspiracy of ZOG, etc., and anything else that will get their call cut off on the late night Konspiracy Kook radio shows.

  29. anarchyst says:

    The tactics used to “get” Trump are the same tactics that were successfully used to “get” President Nixon to abdicate his presidency.
    The real reasons for “Watergate” were obscured by Nixon’s “associates” whose “break in” at DNC headquarters was a convenient “hook” to implicate Nixon.
    “Deep Throat” was none other than Mark Felt, who was in line to become the next Director of the FBI. When Nixon chose L Patrick Grey instead, the game was on. Mark Felt had the “dirt” on Nixon’s associates and used it to destroy Nixon’s presidency.

    • Agree: Alden
  30. dimples says:

    The Mueller investigation found nothing of substance, ran on too long and was shut down by the incoming Attorney-General Barr. Barr had always been critical of the investigation. The implication is therefore that Chump, who appointed Barr, basically shut down the investigation himself as it had run its course and he would not be seen as obstructionist in doing so.

    Its clear, in my opinion, that the Alphabet Agencies have dug up much more juicy material on Chump and have provided this to the Neocons/War Party/MIC agglomeration. This may be the original pee tape, or something that would deeply embarrass Chump’s ego. Perhaps film of him enjoying himself in a homo gang-bang, perhaps it shows that his fully extended schlong is only 3″ or something like this, etc etc.

    If it were something criminal, the Democrat Congress will likely discover this when it finally gets hold of his tax returns, so I would say that it is different material than this.

    I doubt if Chump will survive the next election. If say, Sanders wins the Presidency and tries to bring in Medicare for All, I would expect the Medical Industrial Complex to do a similar number on him. One things for sure, America is a giant fascist banana republic.

    • Replies: @annamaria
  31. EdNels says:

    saying: “Trump is not guilty after all!”

    So, what changed?

    Trump changed.

    Good shot Mike, a bullseye. But I wonder how much Trump would have changed course from the campaign rhetoric if he hadn’t been provided with such a great cover from the multimillion dollar circus investigation.
    The Chicken or the Egg question, do presidents use adversities to hole up and draw back to more conservative positions, which they intend right from the start?

    Most of Trumps actions so far are small things, Tax for the Rich… (they don’t pay any to begin with) some missile play while eating cake with Din, or talk about giant Walls all baloney.

    • Replies: @Skeptikal
  32. @restless94110

    You are in Trump University now, restless, school of hard knocks. We are all now in Trump University. The name of the class is Managed Democracy 101, where one learns one cannot expect a shallow, self-absorbed showman to do the sort of heavy lifting requiring a person (persons) of solid, unimpeachable character. Unfortunately, the lesson does not seem to be taking with you.

    • Replies: @Sin City Milla
  33. @Wilrodx

    Sounds like most people here along with Whitney actually think that Trump was guilty of colluding with Russia?

    Whitney never said that, and I doubt that most people here at Unz believe that Trump is guilty of ‘collusion’ (whatever that term means) with Russia. But the fact is, there doesn’t have to be a crime in order for there to be an investigation. And even if Mueller never finds any evidence at all of collusion, there’s no guarantee that he won’t find something else. And even if he doesn’t find anything else–not even an unreturned library book!–it’s still very easy to manufacture a process-violation, such as making false statements to investigators (go ask Gen. Flynn). Meanwhile, what do you think it does to Trump’s business interests if every person he ever so much as said hello to is suddenly investigated by the Fibis? See how this game is played?

    • Agree: YetAnotherAnon
  34. @WorkingClass

    If this is true what is to prevent President Trump from reverting to Candidate Trump?

    JFK and RFK fate.

    Does anybody think that will happen?

    No, that will no happen.

    • Replies: @JVC
  35. The good news is that a Hillary win would have started WW3 straight after inauguration, perhaps with a ‘no-fly’ zone in Syria.

    For good or ill, Trump is the best we have at present, though I like the policy cut of Tulsi Gabbard (she sounds just like 2015 Trump on FP).

    • Agree: Digital Samizdat
  36. TKK says:
    @Robert Dolan

    I wish. But I think most intellectuals underestimate the power of the police state as they don’t interface with them normally.

    Aware that private citizens own about 500 million arms, but it’s a end game decision to stand up to the Machine.

    Had to deal with a Deputy Sunday night. Without hyperbole- he had the IQ and mannerisms of an animated turnip.

    If this POS was told: arrest and imprison all whites that don’t tow the line, he would obey like a Golem.

    Once you violate their laws, you can’t escape the hellish loop of probation and prison. Any chance of a rebellion or revolt is predicated solely on the revolutionaries being forced to give up every comfort and freedom.

    It’s a hoagie sized sh*t sandwich.

    My best idea is for everyone to stop working and by that I mean the white middle-class that keeps this sick engine running if we all quit our jobs and didn’t pay into the machine it – would starve. Perhaps they would just print more money but it would be a nice middle finger to them.

    Why should I work to pay for food and medical care for sons and daughters of Oaxaca?

  37. Skeptikal says:
    @Off The Reservation

    Yep.
    Important connection.
    Kinda like RFK, JFK Jr both promised to get to the bottom of what happened in Dallas.
    Mueller is implicated in 9/11 cover-up.

  38. Skeptikal says:
    @EdNels

    If Trump is serious about defending and proving his innocence, “no holds barred” will be his instructions for Barr.

    He has the power (in principle) to instruct Justice to investigate the Russiagate conspiracy up the top, namely, Hillary and Obama and their minions in the intelligence community, including Mueller.

    He has the power to basically destroy the Dem Party as currently constructed. And actually shatter the intelligence community. As JFK promised to do . . .

    Will he do it?

    If he does not, that will be a big piece of circumstantial evidence as to who really controls Trump, namely, a bipartisan Deep State.

    Or, that he is just too scared to try it. Pace JFK, RFK, JFK Jr.

  39. notanon says:
    @Wilrodx

    Sounds like most people here along with Whitney actually think that Trump was guilty of colluding with Russia?

    No one thinks that.

    Trump was a property magnate in New York for decades ergo Mueller probably found something Trump could be blackmailed with.

    Bombin’ Iran in the hot sun
    I fought the swamp and the swamp won
    I fought the swamp and the swamp won
    They needed dirt cos they had none
    I fought the swamp and the swamp won
    I fought the swamp and the swamp won

  40. Zumbuddi says:

    Tom Steger on C-Span to rile up that segment of the population that is not out working for a living on a weekday morning to
    IMPEACH TRUMP.

    Steyer’s (((father))) was a prosecutor at Nuremberg , then worked at Sullivan & Cromwell, as did the Dulles brothers.

    Perfect background for someone concerned with “preserving the rule of law” and the Consteetooshun.

  41. As long as the taxpayer foots the bill, the circus goes on. Everyone of these useless idiots, couldn’t last one year in the real business world, where you actually have to produce something to survive.
    And that folks ,is the real problem with politicians, and government in general.

  42. MEFOBILLS says:

    If Mueller was indicted for method, he would lose to the facts.

    Bill Binney proved with facts, that the DNC was not a hack, but a download. The download speeds were consistent with a thumb drive. The file markers were consistent with a file allocation table known to disc storage.

    Further, Binney proved that a hack could not transmit data over “to Russia” at the speeds indicated, it is simply impossible.

    In other words, a real court of law would indict Mueller for obstruction of justice. He may yet go to jail as the tables are turned.

    Of course there is much much more coming out now, including the FISA court investigation, and the outing of British Intelligence, etc.

    We are in this weird twilight zone where hysterical people use emotion, and then try to fit facts to their emotional fantasy. My personal view is that Oligarchy use their money power to twist reality.

    The real world rudely interrupts their fantasies…. eventually. Sometimes it takes decades.

    Supposedly lawyers are trained to be factual, but it appears that is not the case. You can only sustain a hoax for so long, as some of our (((friends))) are discovering.

  43. JVC says:
    @Olivier1973

    Every new president is greeted by the real government (deep state?) with a sit down talk about who, in spite of any campaign rhetoric , is actually running the show. Play along, and we let you have some unimportant domestic victories. Interfere with our world wide agenda and many bad options are waiting for you and yours, including the JFK option. (Obama early on spoke of not wanting to be JFK’ed when asked why he turned his back on campaign rhetoric). This policy was established shortly after WWII by the brothers Dulles, and took complete control in November 1963. Bye Bye American Pie indeed.

    • Agree: FB, Olivier1973, bluedog
    • Replies: @Digital Samizdat
  44. “He could have let it drag it out for another year or so and severely hurt Trump’s chances for reelection. But he didn’t do that. Why?”

    because trump was finally able to fire jeff sessions, the worst attorney general in history, and replace him with william barr.

    as soon as barr came in, the first thing he did was tell the traitors investigating trump that they were done.

    otherwise, they would have been investigating trump all the way until october 2020. which was the plan.

    now that their traitor coup is over, and there is no chance of indicting trump to impeaching him, they are walking away. rosenstein next. they stayed around strictly to get rid of trump, and are leaving immediately after any chance of that is over.

    • Replies: @Backwoods Bob
  45. macilrae says:

    A fascinating conjecture, Mike.

    Of course, we’re assuming that the investigation was never intended to uncover the truth. If it was, then Mueller would have interviewed Julian Assange, Craig Murray and retired members of the Intelligence Community (Ray McGovern, Bill Binney) who have shown that the Podesta emails were leaked by an insider (on a thumbdrive) not hacked by foreign agents. Mueller would have also seized the servers at DNC headquarters ….

    Yes, indeed. Together with the fact that the intelligence agencies who formed the ‘consensus’ on the alleged Russian hacking never did any of this either – which disgraceful fact needs to be relentlessly emphasized again and again – including also that the group who were indicted were never interviewed as the Russians offered to permit. Same thing was true in the Skripal case where they offered to make the two suspects available for the UK police to interview.
    How these various agencies can be allowed to get away with all this, while still blatantly asserting the same dubious accusations, is beyond my comprehension. We live in sad times.

    Mike adds, on Trump:

    I think its because Trump is now dancing to their tune. He’s their guy now.

    You have to assume, for such a crude fellow, they must have some sort of deeply venal hold over him.

    • Replies: @Authenticjazzman
  46. Alden says:
    @restless94110

    Great post, restless. The automatic Trump bashing dis credits the article. I don’t particularly like Whitney because he’s a leftist.

    And leftism and anti Whitism are entwined and will never separate.

    Being White, I’m all too aware that leftists are always, always forever more anti White. .

  47. #IsraelFirstTrump doesn’t need impeachment with president kusher’s hand up there, working the controls.

  48. Trump fooled everyone including the author with his initial LIES. His initial lies were for a political reason bc he knew that he can corner an obvious warmonger like Hillary! He maneuvered his way with his initial staff until he found the right group of neocons in the WH and SD for implementing what he REALLY had in mind! Trump hasn’t changed a bit and in the process he’s deceived many Americans

  49. @freedom-cat

    ” I won’t be voting for the guy again”

    So you will be then voting for your idols : The crazy-ass Democrats, and then everything will get better when they, and their blue-haired army of rabid nut-cases move back into power, right.

    Look you bloody nitwit : a non-vote for DT IS in fact an automatic vote for the lunatic Democrats, period.

    Authenticjazzmann “Mensa” qualified since 1973, airborne trained US Army vet, and pro jazz artist.

    • Replies: @RadicalCenter
    , @Clyde
  50. @macilrae

    “Such a crude fellow”

    Just wtf is he a “Crude fellow”? Back when he was a Democrat and the darling of the NY high society, he was considered to be a suave, refined, sophisticated, genteel man of the world, and now that he has switched his political alignment he is all of a sudden : “Crude”

    Authenticjazzman “Mensa” qualified since 1973, airborne trained US Army vet, and pro Jazz musician.

    • Agree: RadicalCenter
    • Replies: @macilrae
  51. FB says: • Website
    @Endgame Napoleon

    There’s a gaping hole in your logic that the foreign and domestic policy agendas are somehow distinct and separate…

    Most middle class people I know that got excited about the MAGA agenda understand that the two are inextricably linked…how many trillions have been wasted on completely harebrained wars in the middle east and central Asia…?

    Just with that money America could look more modern than China…not to mention free healthcare and college education for 100 years…

    Same can be said of the money flushed down the toilet for a piece of nonsense called NATO…not to mention the hundreds of billions that disappear down the black hole known as the defense procurement business…without actually getting anything that actually flies, sails, or shoots straight…

    And if we really want to drill down into details how much do the billionaires get in free government money…aka corporate welfare…?…the whole country was trying to outdo itself in how many free taxpayer billions they could shovel into the gaping maw of King Bezos…for the privilege of hosting his throne in their municipality…including a free heliport for his moneybags majesty…[the whole plan now in limbo as hair on fire pissed NY taxpayers make their feelings publicly known]…

    True Trump was never going to do anything about that…being something of an aspiring plutocrat himself…but he did bring out a workable plan on saving the country by getting out of the unprofitable empire business…unfortunately the ‘steady state’ that actually runs the show doesn’t care about running you or me, or our children’s children into the ground…

    So profitable or not the global empire business continues…while we are asked to just tighten our belts…one notch at a time…

  52. Your theory lies on some pretty shaky foundations. Most importantly, it assumes that Trump had a coherent set of policies that could be capitulated on. Trump is widely know to spout off any idea that comes to mind. It doesn’t mean it is a developed policy, it is literally the last thing he thought about or was told about. And saying that we are no longer doing regime changes is a populist idea that someone easily whispered in his ear one morning, he liked it, and then talked about in a speech. Of course the crowd ate it up, as most populist ideas will do. But then when Trump discusses actual policies with real advisors he discovers that the world is really complex and he adjusts his views. There is no need to postulate a Mueller investigation to get Trump to change his mind on anything.

    Perhaps equally importantly, Trump also plays to the heart of the GOP narrative. If the GOP is branded on being “tough” on foreign policies then Trump has to play to that narrative. But if pulling troops from Syria means letting Assad have his way it goes against the GOP brand. Without that narrative even Trump is lost. He may still carry the 30% of his true believers but Independents, who may agree with his foreign policy populist ideas, will never go along with him because he is a moral degenerate. And so he needs the GOP brand to stay whole.

  53. @Endgame Napoleon

    I have said from the beginning that there is a lot not to like about Trump. However, there was less, not to like about Trump than there was about Clinton. Criticize him for what he is actually able to control. If I recall correctly, the tax cut was not Trump’s tax plan, it was Republican Inc.’s tax plan. Mitch McConnell and Lindsey Graham only began backing Trump when he began to become more war-like, and Rand Paul never did. Ted Cruz was more Trump friendly than either of them.

    While Mike Whitney has identified all of the problems and may be correct about Mueller, I suspect that the bigger piece was Barr arriving on the scene. Sure, be was a Bushie and likely has no use for Trump, but even the Bushies don’t want the Democrats to win the White House next year. Friends with Mueller or not, all Barr had to do was tell Mueller to fish or cut bait, and that would have been enough for Mueller to fold.

  54. @JVC

    Kinda reminds me of that old Bill Hicks joke:

    • Replies: @the grand wazoo
  55. @Alden

    And leftism and anti Whitism are entwined and will never separate.

    What is being labelled as “left” today is not left at all. It’s globalist. Real Marxists and their crony capitalist tribal relatives are the two sides of the coin.
    The real “left” has always been opposed to immigration, regardless of source, because it suppresses wages and increases housing and other costs. Cesar Chavez had his United Farm Workers members out hunting illegals. The real left understands that immigration is the reserve army of capital.

    • Agree: FB
    • Replies: @Alden
  56. Muggles says:

    Sometimes a banana is just a banana. Of course the commentators here are nearly all conspiracy buffs which means only they have that magic telepathy that lets them “see” the Truth, hidden from normal mortals.

    This isn’t to say conspiracies don’t exist. The entire Russia-gate hoax was a conspiracy. But this claim about Mueller and “letting Trump off the hook” is silly nonsense. Stupid even.

    Retrofitting outcomes with conspiracy “causes” for those outcomes is Nutjob 101. Sorry, didn’t happen here. As it was Mueller managed to stretch out two month’s work for over two years. There was nothing of substance to find, so after all that time and $25 million, it was well overdue to call it quits.

    It is one thing to explore hidden causes and effects. But to believe everything is the result of a Hidden Hand or secret dark motives is a mental defect. This kind of thinking gives finding actual conspiracies a bad name.

    • LOL: FB
    • Replies: @Herald
  57. macilrae says:
    @Authenticjazzman

    I’d guess that gentility in the democrat days you mention would have been in the eyes of the beholders – NY high society hardly ranking too highly in sophistication in any but its own eyes. To me he always appeared an uncouth and brazen showoff – yet when it comes to voting and the choice is Dracula or Frankenstein what do you do? Well I couldn’t vote anyway but, sure, I preferred Trump and even now I don’t think I’d change – yet for a different reason.

    However if you find his style of speaking, his very limited and often inept choice of words, his comportment in the presence of Vladimir Putin (whom I would describe as being pretty ‘suave’) – his reported tastes in reading material and entertainment – if you’d describe these as refined and sophisticated then we each live with different definitions of these qualities.

    • Replies: @Authenticjazzman
  58. Stephen says:

    Trump’s CPAC and earlier capitulation on immigration (the Economy is so great we need great immigrants for all these great factories) seemed to coincide quite nicely with Mueller calling off the witchhunt.

    • Agree: Robert Dolan
  59. Herald says:
    @Muggles

    Why wouldn’t Mueller have spun out his investigation and its anti-Trump media circus, until the Deep State was content, that Trump was totally dependable?

    Saying that the Mueller investigation was a conspiracy, but that its cessation and vague findings could not be a continuing part of the conspiracy seems hardly logical, or is possibly wishful thinking.

    • Replies: @Muggles
  60. I have great respect for Mr. Whitney. Nevertheless, I’d like to offer an alternative explanation for Mueller’s termination of the Russia collusion investigation.

    But before I do that, I’d like to add one additional data point in support of the idea that the Mueller investigation, from the start, was not about Russia collusion but rather about attacking Trump.

    Mr. Whitney writes:

    “Of course, we’re assuming that the investigation was never intended to uncover the truth. If it was, then Mueller would have…”

    At this point Mr. Whitney details of number of items in support of his contention that the investigation was entirely about attacking Trump. I agree of course, and let me add one more point: instead of assembling a balanced team of investigators, neutral from the standpoint of political partisanship, he chose a team of exclusively and fiercely anti-Trump prosecutors. So while everyone in the media was trumpeting Mueller’s unassailable integrity — a claim I thought was bullshit from the start, integrity my ass! — his anti-Trump bias was on display from the start.

    So, add the Anti-trump nature of his team to the list.

    Now, as to the matter of why Mueller terminated his investigation when he did:

    Mueller tried to find collusion and couldn’t. He probably realized this very early on. But his job wasn’t to find collusion that wasn’t there, his job was to find ***SOMETHING*** with which to take down Trump. So, once “collusion” was gone — “no there there” — Mueller looked where he was confident he could find something damaging. He looked for criminal activity in Trump’s business activities.

    To do that he needed to “turn” individuals who were close enough to Trump’s business activities that they could blow the whistle on him, on something sleazy, which Mueller, along with everybody else on the planet, presumed was there. So as Russia Collusion faded, Mueller pivoted and went after Flynn (with the FBI’s help), Manafort, Carter Page, Papadopoulos, and in particular Michael Cohen. Any one of these, if “trapped”, could then be leveraged to get at Trump’s business activity. And that was where Mueller expected to find something substantial to use against Trump himself. Something ugly enough for Congress to pursue impeachment.

    And so we watched for two years as Mueller drilled his way ever deeper into Trump’s private business activities.

    Personally, just as I never thought for a moment that there was Russian collusion, I saw that the most powerful strategy to attack Trump would be to go after his children. I’m honestly surprised that Mueller didn’t go there. I’m also surprised that he didn’t find something damaging against Trump himself.

    To return to the matter why Mueller terminated the investigation: As the investigation proceeded, it had the unintended consequence of bringing to light the questionable activities of the IC, the DOJ, and the FBI. And I believe that Mueller came to understand the danger to which these institutions — not to mention Mueller himself — would be exposed, in the event the “soft coup” they had attempted, came fully to light. So Mueller shut the investigation down and wrote his report, but ***intentionally*** left the matter of obstruction open, so that Congress could use it as justification for pursuing impeachment.

    Essentially, Mueller did his best to damage Trump, but when he saw that the entire business was beginning to backfire, not only on the coup plotters, but on him as well, he decided it was time to write as damaging a report as he could, and then bail. So Mueller may have managed to dodge any personal legal vulnerability.

    The Russia Collusion investigation was the first battle in the ongoing political war between the Establishment and President Trump, and it was won decisively by Trump. What’s more, that battle has revealed the evidence of the soft coup attempt, the ammunition for the next battle, the coming counter-attack by Trump against the Deep State: IC, the DOJ, and the FBI.

    Payback’s a bitch. Nuke the swamp.

    • Replies: @utu
  61. Flavius says:

    Very good read, Mike, certainly as good as anything I’ve seen attempting to plumb the whys, whats and wherefores in the evolution of Washington’s newest warmongering swamp creature. Mueller held him while the rest of them pounded him into shape. Turns out he was pretty malleable.
    So what does that leave us for 2020, if Trump’s new found FP religion lets us get that far? A choice between a guy who nudged the big, not necessarily the most important, economic numbers ahead by simply not being a flat economic zero like Obama but who is FP tool of some of the most disturbed FP morons inside the beltway; and one of two geriatric hypocrits who have spent their lives feeding on the whale but who are also FP tools of the same morons.
    Pathetic really. The only thing left of the Swampdrainer are the bubbles emitting hot air that float in the water where he went down for the third time.

  62. slorter says:

    good assessment Mr Whitney!

  63. Muggles says:
    @Herald

    If you followed Tucker Carson/Hannity on Fox News for the past couple of years the Russia-gate conspiracy is well documented to be a creature of the Obama White House, the DNC, the Clinton campaign, and numerous FBI, CIA, DoJ operatives, bureaucrats, their vendors, spouses and a few assorted but convenient Brit/Australian spooks, ex-spooks, “diplomats” and god knows who else.

    Mueller wasn’t part of that team which launched the operation, created the fake Russian dossier and secretly or not so secretly promoted that to the FISA courts, the MSM and various Democrats in Congress. Quite a cast, but Mueller was brought in well after this was done as a tool to remove The Donald. However, he played it fairly straight and didn’t bite on the smoke and mirrors. What was left is what you read in the Mueller Report. Lots of interviews, etc. but no actual evidence of wrongdoing.

    In this case you don’t enlist your public “fact finder” approved by Congress (including Trump supporting GOP folks) as part of your little coup d’etat. For him to accomplish the mission he needs to be hands off with the malefactors but willing to follow your carefully constructed trail of breadcrumbs. He can’t be seen as a Trump Hater. Then to further assume that Mueller’s report was empty only because somehow Trump was “now tamed and compliant” adds too many levers and gears. Too many people. Too much assumption that Mueller was merely a stooge for others. No real basis for that conclusion. Not every player in this game was a complicit conspirator.

    To attribute the ultimate failure (other than oceans of bile and mud being spread for years) to some deliberate inside job is way too clever. This plan was set in motion by the Deep State insiders but once launched, it was no longer under their total control. Only indirect influence which ended up proving nothing. So this conspiracy – other than disinformation and slander- was a bust.

  64. Until Citizens United is repealed, the voice of the average citizens is revoked. we must do that, and more importantly we must nationalize the Federal Reserve Inc.. a private Jewish led corporation. We’re quickly heading towards paying this cartel $1,000,000,000,000 one trillion dollars per year in interest payments. It’s not sustainable.

  65. @Digital Samizdat

    I’ve been saying the same for years. My version is the new president is escorted to the theatre room where the lights dim and the Zapruder film comes on. when the lights come back on the president is all alone. nothing else to say.

    • Replies: @redmudhooch
  66. Forester says:

    I guess we will see if the reincarnation of Isis can destabilize Iran now.

  67. utu says:
    @Jeff Davis

    Russia Collusion accusation was to cover up the Israel collusion. Gen. Flynn talked to Russian ambassador because Netanyahu asked Trump and him to put pressure on Russia to stop the anti-Israel resolution in the UN that Obama, as his parting shot against Netanyahu, refused to veto.

    • Replies: @anon
  68. Agent76 says:

    April 19, 2019 Robert Mueller Did Not Merely Reject the Trump-Russia Conspiracy Theories. He Obliterated Them

    The two-pronged conspiracy theory that has dominated U.S. political discourse for almost three years – that (1) Trump, his family and his campaign conspired or coordinated with Russia to interfere in the 2016 election, and (2) Trump is beholden to Russian President Vladimir Putin — was not merely rejected today by the final report of Special Counsel Robert Mueller. It was obliterated: in an undeniable and definitive manner.

    http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/51459.htm

    Apr 19, 2019 Tom Fitton: Mueller Report is a Political Document Designed to Smear President Trump

    Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton is sounding off on the special counsel’s findings. One America’s John Hines caught up with Tom Fitton and has this report from Washington.

    • Replies: @redmudhooch
  69. Mueller dropped the investigation pretty much same day Trump gave Golan to Israel also. I agree that its the MIC/CIA and a distraction from all the blatant meddling by Israel/AIPAC. Plus to distract from the Democrats/media rigging the election for Clinton.

    I think it was Israel that released the emails, whether Seth Rich was a Mossad agent, or the whole S Rich story was just another distraction, I don’t know. I think Israel wanted revenge for obama meddling in Israels 2015 election, Netanyahu was pissed about that, so theres your motive.

    3 presidents now, doing EXACTLY the same thing, especially in the case of 0bama who was pretty anti-war and totally flipped after elected, now Trump doing it too. Should be obvious now to anyone that the president isn’t in charge, democracy is a sham. Why even vote anymore? Seems revolution is the only thing left huh?

    Tulsi has been pretty solid with calling out all the war mongering, she’s the only one I’ve seen speak up on Venezuela, and her trip to Syria, seems pretty genuine. She called out Trump and Netanyahu over Golan heights, called out Netanyahu for shooting Palestinians. But will she just be another obama or Trump? Mike Gravel dude is pretty good too, hes old as hell, says he’s just running to get to debates to bring up war and Israel, should be interesting.

    This is an awesome documentary I just watched about the MIC and how they corrupt DC, its pretty eye opening stuff.

    SHADOW WORLD – COMPLETE DOCUMENTARY

    This is another good one, its old, but very good, on the CIA and all the evil BS they’re up to.

    CIA Covert Operations and U.S. Interventions Since World War II Full documentary

    • Agree: FB
  70. @Agent76

    Be aware that Fitton and Judicial watch are a bit partisan, they’re always bring up accusations that go nowhere. Seems they’re like Breitbart/Fox news, lots of distractions and accusations that go nowhere.

    • Replies: @anon
  71. @the grand wazoo

    I’ve been saying the same for years. My version is the new president is escorted to the theatre room where the lights dim and the Zapruder film comes on. when the lights come back on the president is all alone. nothing else to say.

    I keep hearing people say that, these a-holes know the deal, if they’re not ready to give their lives, they shouldn’t be running for president. They know the risks beforehand.

    Stop making excuses for Admiral Bonespurs. He’s just a corrupt coward, like all the rest of the losers before him, no different than 0bama. He should have stuck with the Apprentice if he was to chickenshit to take the job he ran for and got elected to do.

    Trump had an entire country of pissed off and fed up supporters when he came into office, all he had to do was go on twitter or Faux news and tell America what was happening, tell all the patriots to grab their rifles and friends and head to DC to have some fun, tell everyone to take the week off from work to help him drain the swamp, make employers pay them for the week. Million man march 2.0 whitey version. But he didn’t and he’ll never do that because he was a fake bullshitter all along.

    • Replies: @FB
  72. FB says: • Website
    @redmudhooch

    That actually sounds like a pretty good plan Hooch…if any future ‘candidate’ ever steps up to the plate swinging something other than a Nerf bat…

  73. anon[411] • Disclaimer says:
    @utu

    Russia Collusion accusation was to cover up the Israel collusion.

    no, it was to derail the purported Trump agenda of building a wall and putting an end to all the illegal immigration

    once Trump started blathering on in his latest State of the Union address about wanting record numbers of legal immigrants the investigation suddenly went away

  74. anon[411] • Disclaimer says:
    @redmudhooch

    Be aware that Fitton and Judicial watch are a bit partisan

    isn’t that the guy that always wants to show off his guns?

    yeah we get it, you work out

  75. It looks like Trump has been captured by the Neocons. But, after all, what other power center still exists in DC that is capable of countering the Soros Jewish oligarchs who own the Democratic Party? None. It’s either the Neocons, or barricade himself in the White House like Allende. With voting fraud now the norm in blue states, the average American has been completely disenfranchised.

  76. @prime noticer

    That’s a good call.

    But it is just one of many simultaneous factors. Look how desperate they are to get his tax records. Because Mueller couldn’t get anything indictable, impeachable, or a process crime.

    Mueller held them off long enough to re-take the House. But they lost the Senate, so impeachment is gone. The 25th Amendment was Dead on Arrival.

    The longer Mueller faked his investigation, as more George Webb videos are produced – the more heinous his actions become for their abject hypocrisy.

    The criminals prosecuting the innocent.

    Assassination has been my fear since they loudly started calling for it. Hollywood stars holding his head up as per an ISIS execution and all.

    The press has kept assassination attempt coverage low to nonexistent, but there have been a number. Trump got the message, I am sure.

    Trump was MIGA from the beginning, just abject fealty to Israel. So don’t nobody be surprised at that, which requires war in the Middle East, on behalf of Israel.

    If I am right, then what Trump will do is offer this great national “reconciliation” where the criminals are let go scot free and they confess to walking dogs off the sidewalks and expired parking meters.

    Obama will be excused for presiding over a large spy operation using CIA, FBI, and foreign intelligence services. He will apologize formally for allowing the Russians to help get Trump elected.

    The US will continue to crumble, it is inevitable given the state of education, debt, sexual confusion and bizarre Balkanization by identity politics.

    I guess I’ll go down the hole with Charlie Manson as Helter Skelter rages above, and then come out on top.

  77. Popeye says:

    And yet maybe did the special prosecutor essentially reprieve Trump because the special prosecutor and/or his crew broke the law big time? Tampering with evidence .. destroying evidence… witness intimidation.. falsifying applications for search warrants..an American Stasi unhinged..and old man trump and Rudy had the goods that could yield hard time for Reichskommando Robbie? Or his corrupt cronies…quid pro quo..let’s do a mutual back scratch..and now at least Schiff says it’s time to back off on impeachment and let 2020 race begin..which has been the tune of pelosi all along..hm

    ..

  78. @John Achterhof

    The name of the class is Managed Democracy 101, where one learns one cannot expect a shallow, self-absorbed showman to do the sort of heavy lifting requiring a person (persons) of solid, unimpeachable character

    Where would the electorate find these? In DC? Not a chance… We sent Trump to DC like a bomb in the mail, preset to explode on arrival. Only a power-mad shallow self-absorbed narcissist has a chance of ripping up the web of corruption and anti-American zealotry that has made DC enemy-occupied territory. With any luck, the Capitol will burn down and Trump get an Enabling Act. I have complete faith that his narcissism would even turn Israel out into the cold if he didn’t need the Neocons to ensure reelection. His second term will be very interesting. . .

  79. hamtok says:

    The Deep State won: Trump blinked! End of story.

  80. @Alden

    Yes, the Dem Party is now globalist, more specifically the Equatorial Immigrant Party. IOW non- and anti-American, a party obligated exclusively to foreign interests.

    The Repubs, unfortunately still don’t get it. Instead of organizing defensive street militias n giving Mexico a military ultimatum, all they do is debate tax cuts under Marquis of Queensbury rules from within their gated communities.

    The Repubs count their shekels while the Dems prepare to burn Rome.

  81. Popeye says:

    FYI. This week I called office of Congress member Schiff to recommend that his committee reopen the investigation into killings of JFK rfk and MLK
    I specifically highlight article written last year by rfk press secretary frank mankiwiecz who argues that no investigation has ever probed potential links between JFK and rfk killings. If any folks here think a new house inquiry is needed then call Schiff..and Nadler. And Pelosi.

    • Replies: @annamaria
  82. alan says:

    While I agree with much of your missive, Mike, I contend that the speculation of negatives is more counter-productive than productive. And they are only speculations, based on what you see ‘in part’. Not having access to all of the picture leads one to jump to erroneous conclusions. The vast majority of comments to this article are of the negative, knee-jerk right wing hand-wringing that is characteristic of those that trust what they see with their eyes, while never waiting to see what is going on behind the scenes. Makes me think most of these responses may be jew trolls. You may be correct in your negative assumptions. I hope not. I am a staunch Trump supporter; not because I believe him to be spotless and without sin, like most of the respondents to this missive. I am supportive of Trump because we almost had Hillary. If people don’t believe that the ‘ish-qenaz khazars’ are distraught about losing Hillary, and inheriting Trump, its because they don’t want to have to think deeply enough to see a bigger picture. The jew agenda was devastated by not getting Hillary. The jew agenda has energized every employable resource to displace Trump, and Herr Mueller was only one of many big guns. And they are not through. Every step of diplomacy that Trump has attempted, the jew banking cabal has ‘checked’ and maneuvered. One only has to consider where we would be if the Queen of Death had ascended into the Oval Office. I shudder to think of the devastation she would have allowed by the hands of the zio-satanists. Trump is struggling to stay afloat in the sea of jew corruption. But so did Cyrus (Koresh). We all too quickly forget that every culture in history has, at one time or another, evicted the parasite jew from its midst. We are only remembering anew what vulgarities societies have dealt with for millennia. Welcome to the new millennium.

    • Replies: @Meimou
  83. @macilrae

    ” Then we each live with different definitions of these qualities”

    “His comportment in the presence of VP” : So fucking what, was he supposed to be engaged in a battle of wits with P, and myself I think VP represents the epitome of “suave”.

    Regarding his, DT’s, reading habits : Okay for your information : Myself I have been Mensa qualified since 1973, and have read tome upon tome of the most respected literature, “Das Kapital” in German and Virgil in Italian, and have come to the conclusion that 99% of time spent on reading is a big fucking waste of time, and there is no external wisdom to be won from the blatherings of other humans.
    Until one reaches the point upon which one is one’s own philosopher, one is still poking around in the dark, and hoping to find enlightenment from external sources,, which never comes, although I will stress that Descartes was indeed brilliant, as was Goethe.
    So point being : It doesn’t matter how well read DT is or not is, rather the most important element is his OWN worldview, and how well he can add things up.

    AJM

    • Replies: @macilrae
    , @anon
  84. renfro says:
    @mike whitney

    Nice try but no cigar

    Mueller had nothing to do with ‘changing ‘ Trump’s foreign policy.
    Trump loaded his adm with his militant Zio NeoCon Jews from the beginning.
    And I guarantee you Trump wasn’t afraid of what would come out concerning Russia in Mueller’s report.
    Trump’s ‘Special Envoy, Jason Greenblatt was his house lawyer, his Amb Freidman who was his bankruptcy lawyer were the first brought in …..its never been what Russia had on him, its been what the Jews have on him. Either of his former lawyers , now US officials could tell enough to put him in prison and take his money.

    What Trump has been afraid of is Mueller ‘s team coming across information concerning the Jewish Russian oligarchs and some other individuals shady business with Trump—-which wasn’t about Trumps election but was about the money laundering going on with Trump properties.

    That is what he still fears …. there are 12 cases from the investigation referred out to SDNY and other state districts that Barr can’t control……so Trump is not out of the woods.

    • Replies: @OEMIKITLOB
  85. renfro says:

    Someone is eventually going to leak the full Mueller report.
    Then we’ll know.
    Until then its just a waste of breath to discuss it.

  86. @Authenticjazzman

    First, there are other options besides dems and repubs, you know. So it makes no sense to assume that someone must be voting Dem if he’s not voting Trump.

    Second, for the tens of millions of us who live in NON-swing States, a vote for a third party does no harm to whomever you think is the less harmful of the two “major-party” candidates.

    I live in California, the ultimate slam-dunk Dem State. If my wife and I vote for some third party for president instead of voting Trump as I did in 2016, trump merely loses California by four million and two votes instead of “only” four million. Either way, the Dems get CA’s massive trove of electoral votes.

    Your attack applies only to people who do not live in California, New York, and other electorally lopsided States.

  87. @renfro

    renfro,

    Not antagonizing; serious question:

    How do you explain Mueller’s inability to piece this feared information together, yet you have?

    • Replies: @renfro
    , @renfro
  88. Anonymous[397] • Disclaimer says:

    The word is backpedal, not backpeddle. As on a bicycle, pedaling backward.

  89. map says:

    The Deep State is in a civil war and Trump was recruited by a faction of it. The War is over some failure in executing a plan, probably because DS underestimated nationalism. Thus, the failures are being removed and an ersatz-nationalism is slowly being restored.

  90. SafeNow says:

    Any project undertaken by attorneys becomes complex, drawn-out, expensive, and hostile. That template for legal practice helps to explain the investigation’s 2-year duration, and the predawn raids.

  91. renfro says:
    @OEMIKITLOB

    How do you explain Mueller’s inability to piece this feared information together, yet you have?

    Well first , Mueller’s investigation was restricted to investigating Russian interference and whether or not Trump had any part in some Russians efforts to aid his campaign.

    Mueller was not given a mandate to investigate anything else concerning Trump.
    HOWEVER….Mueller by law had to turn over to the appropriate authorities any info that surfaced during the investigation that indicated a crime may have been committed.…any kind of crime…..that is what the 12 referrals to SDNY are about,..i.e…. evidence that other crimes may have been committed…..enough evidence to warrant an investigation.

    I am not the only one that has figured it out. Its been an open secret in the real estate world for years.
    Trump has too many squirrely deals that have money laundering written all over them.
    If you don’t know how money laundering works in real estate goggle it. Or just goggle Trump and money laundering.

    • Replies: @annamaria
    , @Alden
  92. renfro says:
    @OEMIKITLOB

    A tid bit for you…

    Guardian

    Deutsche Bank faces action over $20bn Russian money-laundering scheme
    Exclusive: in confidential internal report seen by the Guardian, bank says scandal has hurt global brand.

    [MORE]

    Germany’s troubled Deutsche Bank faces fines, legal action and the possible prosecution of “senior management” because of its role in a $20bn Russian money-laundering scheme, a confidential internal report seen by the Guardian says.
    The bank admits there is a high risk that regulators in the US and UK will take “significant disciplinary action” against it. Deutsche concedes that the scandal has hurt its “global brand” – and is likely to cause “client attrition”, loss of investor confidence and a decline in its market value.
    Deutsche Bank was embroiled in a vast money-laundering operation, dubbed the Global Laundromat. Russian criminals with links to the Kremlin, the old KGB and its main successor, the FSB, used the scheme between 2010 and 2014 to move money into the western financial system. The cash involved could total $80bn, detectives believe.

    Deutsche Bank was used to launder the money via its corresponding banking network – effectively allowing illegal Russian payments to be funnelled to the US, the European Union and Asia.
    The bank was entirely unaware of the scam until the Guardian and Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) broke the story in March 2017, the report says.

    In the embarrassing aftermath, the bank asked two in-house financial crime investigators – Philippe Vollot and Hinrich Völcker – to find out what had gone wrong. Their nine-page presentation was shared last year with the audit committee of the bank’s supervisory board and is marked “strictly confidential”.
    The pair identified numerous “high-risk entities”. They included 1,244 in the US, 329 in the UK and 950 in Germany. These entities were responsible for nearly 700,000 transactions, the report says, involving at least £62m in the UK, $47m in the US, and €55m in Germany.

    As part of its investigation, Deutsche Bank sent 149 “suspicious activity reports” to the National Crime Agency in London. Similar disclosures of potential money-laundering transactions were made to authorities in the US and elsewhere – with 30 private and corporate Deutsche Bank clients reported. Some may have been “unknowingly used”, the report says.

    Deutsche is also under scrutiny in Washington over its financial dealings with Donald Trump. On 15 April, Democrats from the House intelligence and financial services committees issued a subpoena, demanding the bank provide documents about its lending to the president.
    Over two decades, Trump borrowed more than $2bn from Deutsche. In 2008, he defaulted on a $45m loan repayment and sued the bank. Its private wealth division in New York subsequently loaned Trump a further $300m – a move that bemused insiders and which has yet to be fully explained.”

    Now Trump is desperately suing Deutsche to try and prevent them from releasing his info….

    Trump Sues Deutsche Bank and Capital One To Block Democrats From Investigating His Finances …NPR

    If you remember Steve Bannon, he was the insider that said it would be money laundering that got Trump in the end. So will Trump who calls himself a genius claim he was too stupid to know he was laundering money?….lol

    • Replies: @annamaria
    , @Alden
  93. Meimou says:
    @alan

    The vast majority of comments to this article are of the negative, knee-jerk right wing hand-wringing that is characteristic of those that trust what they see with their eyes, while never waiting to see what is going on behind the scenes.

    I see, Trump can do or not anything because things are going on behind the scenes…muh 4d chess, muh surrounded by all sides. Bullsh!t.

    We make judgments about people and events based of the information we have. Trump have us no reason to cross our fingers and put blind faith in him.

    “I want more legal immigration than ever before”

    What is the 4d chess here Alan? Nothing unless pandering to leftist is 4d chess. Perhaps he thinks he can avoid getting indicted after his term. Like all Zionist he is a lying backstabbing pos, just richer.

    As someone said above, Trump was MIGA from the beginning. Trump is also a second generation Zionist. That says it all.

    The jew agenda was devastated by not getting Hillary

    Moving Embassy to Jerusalem. Half the states have anti-bds laws. Florida just made ” anti-Semitism” illegal. Border still wide open. White identitarians are being persecuted.

    Sharon Alderson didn’t give Trump a hundred million dollars cuz he thought Trump would lose or because he didn’t thing Trump would not be useful to ZOG.

    The jew agenda has energized every employable resource to displace Trump, and Herr Mueller was only one of many big guns. And they are not through. Every step of diplomacy that Trump has attempted, the jew banking cabal has ‘checked’ and maneuvered.

    Leftist at the lower level to stupid and ignorant to know Trump is one of theirs hate him. So what?

    Trumps “diplomacy” doesn’t need to be checked by zog because he is Zionist cabal. How much more evidence do you need?

    • Replies: @anon
    , @annamaria
  94. Jinx says:
    @Endgame Napoleon

    I believe it`s much simpler than your tit for tat. I believe a photograph of Trump or one or more of his family in the cross hairs of a rifle is what happened. America has a history of killing presidents who try to use power to deny others their power. Look in the past, why were the Kennedys assassinated, money and power. Why was MLK killed, money and power. If the population fights each other as in riots after MLK we are not looking at government as the problem but for answers. I am truly astonished that President Trump is still alive and not taken down by a CRAZY LONE GUNMAN. Look at the change in Reagon after a CRAZY LONE GUNMAN shot him. THE MILITARY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX has a MEAN streak, and the power to do as it pleases.

    • Replies: @Meimou
  95. Meimou says:
    @Jinx

    Donald “2nd generation Zionist” does not deserve that much credit. He does seem to be at odds with another faction of the cabal, but he is Zionist cabal

    He was an anti gun pro abortion NY Democrat before 2016. He was friends with the Clintons. He won a Tree of Zion award.

    No shame admitting you were wrong. I did, though it was Alex Jones who fooled me, not Trump.

    Trump is an actor

  96. macilrae says:
    @Authenticjazzman

    Your writings more than adequately attest to your own intelligence & erudition although, in jazz parlance, the loudest horn aint necessarily your best player.

    Can’t agree with what you assert about time spent on reading: however we might just conceivably agree that it would be beneficial to have a person of intelligence as president – which would be a refreshing change. If we don’t, no worries, I can take it.

  97. The scalpel says: • Website
    @FB

    “It’s really pretty laughable to think that elections are going to change anything with the ‘steady state’ we’ve got going here”

    Yes, and sadly there is this.

    “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.”

    Say what you like about Kennedy, he had some great one liners. I would correct Jefferson and say that humans are endowed with certain undeniable traits, among these are the desire for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

    If there is no pressure relief valve, it all comes down to chemistry and physics. When pressure builds sufficiently, the container will fail. The longer this takes, the higher the pressure builds, and the more violent the failure. Looked at from another perspective, mutation, trial and error, survival of the fittest will eventually find a way. The resistance always increases. If bacteria can eventually defeat suppression, humans, given enough time will also do so.

    I agree that US democracy has failed. We have something like a “dollarocracy” where each dollar gets equal representation. There is no way for the vast majority of people (who nonetheless are represented by a minority of dollars) can effect change to their benefit. When this dollar deficient majority sufficiently realizes that they cannot pursue their undeniable traits peacefully, they will still pursue them, as they must, violently.

    • Replies: @annamaria
  98. Sunshine says:
    @TKK

    I ask myself this every time I take my kids to the urgent care, that shares a building with the free/discount clinic for bums and losers.

  99. It pains me to have you all in my face with baited breath and your all ears for the slightest sliver of coward’s hope that the jews you wager on won’t leave you in a saddle of debt with a rope around your necks and a switch to schtick in the jack ass that is going to hang you. There is little hope for dolts on a short leash. Chew on it.
    Listen to the fuhrer you idiots.

  100. anon[157] • Disclaimer says:
    @Authenticjazzman

    Regarding his, DT’s, reading habits : Okay for your information : Myself I have been Mensa qualified since 1973,

    haha this clown again

  101. anon[157] • Disclaimer says:
    @Meimou

    Moving Embassy to Jerusalem. Half the states have anti-bds laws. Florida just made ” anti-Semitism” illegal. Border still wide open. White identitarians are being persecuted.

    everything summed up right there

  102. Thunder says:

    And there you have it. Another good reason to have no faith whatsoever in government and politicians. The beat goes on, the dark occult powers retain the status quo of domination, authoritarianism, and thought control of the masses. In my mind, the only good government is a dead government. Somewhere along the line everyone got convinced that we needed inept, imperfect, dimwitted, bought and paid for low moral, murderous rulers, and their lackey government employees to tell us what to do or what our rights are.
    We don’t need any of it. Did the Natives of this land need any of that nonsense before the mayflower incursion? What we need is no rulers (presidents, kings, etc.) or order followers (police and military) and small communities spread throughout the land that reach out to other communities in a unified manner so as to insure that each individuals sovereignty is protected. Natural laws should be followed rather then mans made up laws. Natural Laws and the rights that go with them are simple. As long as your actions harm no other person then it is a right. If your actions bring harm in any way to another then it is a wrong. Harm meaning any kind of coercion or theft of an individuals natural rights, or any physical, spiritual, or mental duress or manipulation.
    Sounds pretty good doesn’t it? Of course by definition what I described is called anarchy by the rulers and we can’t have that because chaos would be replaced by order. People,,,you really need to wake up from the trance you have let these evil ones put you in before mankind is destroyed by it’s own ignorance.

  103. annamaria says:
    @dimples

    Is this you, Dmitri Alperovitch of CrowdStrike fame?

  104. annamaria says:
    @TKK

    “the Machine” has taken care of the US civilians by allowing/making the populace hooked on drugs. The extend of the epidemics is still “unknown.”
    The US in its current state is not a nation. You attempt to make a business enterprise out of a human society — you get a psychopathic monster with no family and no motherland.

  105. Trump was the “last, best hope” for the U.S. and the world since Kennedy. I have accepted that the best chance the world has, if you can call it a chance, is for Russia to nuke the U.S. and Israel. Use tai-chi against the depopulation crowd – use their moves against them – make sure they go with the rest of us.

  106. annamaria says:
    @Popeye

    Thank you. Excellent idea.

  107. annamaria says:
    @renfro

    renfro, how would you explain the collateral damage named Butina and the US practical enthusiasm for the incredible Skripals affair? According to your logic, these are the cases of “Russian interference.”

    • Replies: @renfro
  108. annamaria says:
    @renfro

    Great. Now tell us more about Panama Papers.

  109. annamaria says:
    @Meimou

    Agree. Trump is indeed a Zionism enabler: “Moving Embassy to Jerusalem. Half the states have anti-BDS laws. Florida just made ” anti-Semitism” illegal.”

    Where are the proud American patriots when we need them? Apart from a Somali-born female, the “proud American patriots” in the Senate have been on their knees serving Israel-firsters. The US Congresspeople are afraid even to think anything perpendicular to the Zionists’ desires. Cowards. Profiteering cowards and opportunists.

  110. annamaria says:
    @The scalpel

    “dollarocracy”
    Thank you!

    • Replies: @The Scalpel
  111. I have often wondered why new Administrations allow the main policy arms of the government to remain in the hands of those with opposing political and social values. I know Obama made a huge mistake ,by keeping neocons at the State Department (Victoria Nuland for instance). Trump obviously did the same, as well as added unfortunate neophytes of no experience to his team. He is totally outclassed.

    • Replies: @anon
  112. Jerry says:
    @Robert Dolan

    I think one must be a murderer in order to be president. Imagine, killing thousands of innocent civilians in Yemen in order to help the Saudis refuel their bombers so they can bomb Yemen. He had a chance to agree with the senate to stop aiding the Saudis bomb Yemen but he vetoed it. All he is doing is giving 1000 billion to the MIC and because the Saudis are buying tanks and planes from the MIC he vetoed the senate bill. And he know that keeping the MIC working building bombers etc. is the only thing that is making employment figures looking good.

  113. anon[157] • Disclaimer says:
    @Archie1954

    why do you assume these were mistakes?

    perhaps both drump and obungo are on the neocon side

  114. Vonu says:

    Given the posting of Russian nuclear bombers in Venezuela and the unlikeliness of Putin acting there as Nikita Khrushchev did in Cuba, an itchy trigger finger could make an American city disappear as easily as Mueller might.

  115. wilrodx says:

    What am I missing here?

    How can you “frame” the president? Wouldn’t an impeachment been necessary? And like Clinton the Senate would have found him not guilty. Except that in Trump’s case there would not have been any evidence for the charges. A bogus impeachment process would have frozen the government and would have probably helped Trump get re-elected.

    Judging by the on going hysteria the bogus threat of impeachment has not gone away.

    Trump is not the hero fighting the deep state. He would not have been elected if the deep state didn’t want it.

    Did you forget that the elections are always rigged? The Clinton’s were too much of a sure thing and a definite criminal liability.

    The Anglo-Zionist are the deep state. It is obvious to me that they control the shots from both directions and always get their way right through the heavy smoke screens. I think the Mueller crap was just that…a smoke screen. One of many constantly going on.

    Also obvious from day one that Trump is NOT the commander in chief of anything.

    Perhaps the Zionist will abandon Trump in favor of the first Jewish president.

    Someone once said that the two great tragedies in life are wanting what you can’t have and getting it.

    The Lib-tards better be careful what they ask for.

  116. Susan says:

    Brother Nathanael’s column “Harry Truman’s Corruption By Jews” from June 2008 (www.realjewnews.com/?p=217) had this info: “In his book, “Jewish Religion-Jewish History,” Israel Shahak records that Harry Truman had been abandoned by everyone when he came to run for President. Then an American Zionist brought Truman $2 million in cash in a suitcase aboard his whistle-stop campaign train.”

    “That’s why our recognition of Israel was rushed through so fast,” John F. Kennedy had remarked to Gore Vidal. And thus occurred yet another Zionist event in the corruption of American politicians.”

    “Truman was told by his White House aide Clark Clifford that he would lose his 1948 election bid for his 2nd term in office unless he immediately recognized the Jewish state upon their Declaration of Statehood.”

    A response by commenter Ed of St. Lou was, “Harry Truman admitted that he wielded more power as head of Freemasonry than he did as President of the U.S.A.” (A previous commenter noted that Truman had been Sovereign Grand Inspector General, 33 degree etc.)

    “His daughter Margaret taught us a history lesson. She wrote several…books…one a full length biography of her father drawn from extensive resources at the Truman Library. In this book her lesson to us is “No matter how much you do for the Jews it isn’t enough. You can give them 99% of what they ask for, but they will kill you for the 1% that you didn’t give them.”

    “In this…biography…she tells us how the Mossad often sent letter bombs to her father. They attempted to murder him several times. He simply didn’t do all that they asked of him. This is how they treat their best friends. …”

    I shudder to think what they threaten “our” elected officials with these days.

  117. renfro says:
    @annamaria

    Logic is not a word I would use in connection with the Russia investigation….the whole ‘Russian interference’ thing was ridiculous.
    However it is good that the investigation turned up so many scummy criminals on other crimes and put some focus on unregistered ‘foreign lobbyist’.
    It may still be Trump’s undoing if they get him on money laundering in the spun off cases.

  118. sheliak says:

    Spot on correct. Trump has also joined the corporate globalist agenda in leaving the southern US border wide open. It’s all about self-preservation.

  119. Anon[247] • Disclaimer says: • Website

    Don’t forget — “drain the swamp” — but then who did Trump move up in it to head the CIA? Very good article … Perhaps there is also ongoing concerns to “play ball” or else … https://whowhatwhy.org/2019/01/22/the-deep-state-vs-democracy-can-we-now-handle-the-truth/

    “…I think presidents who’ve come into office since Kennedy all have had this in mind. There’s only so far they can go pushing against the CIA and the military and challenging their policies before their own life is in danger…”

    The military and the CIA are not supposed to be running the Country — any suggestions as to how we can have Eisenhower’s and Truman’s warnings heeded … and have valid, reliable, and verifiable oversight over these orgs??? (Whatta thought right?) I imagine someone with resources has very good lawsuits in these regards. I think this political duopoly is also gonna run us into the ground. It’s a false dichotomy and fosters nasty divisiveness everywhere, along with massive stagnation. What about some type of numeric gauging of candidates and caps on costs to run? That’s a more equitable and open field and allows one to vote for someone on several characteristics, not just “us or them”. See my site Home and under that Medical-Military Industrial for more h_ll about “killers among us” — and there are. Trump told O”Reilly in Feb 2017 that we have “a lot of killers” — As a fired whistleblower from a large, private university, medical institution, and long-time CIA hub, I can also attest that we have begun that steep and treacherous descent … See ourconstitution.info, protest with me in Miami, or wherever you are, before it is too late … Also needa lawyer if anyone’s interested …

  120. Clyde says:
    @Authenticjazzman

    The problem here is the tens is the of millions Mensa rejects. They could not even qualify for a sub sub basement Mensa society,

  121. The Scalpel says: • Website
    @annamaria

    Thank YOU for your many insightful comments

  122. Jess Ter says:

    Mueller was the head of the FBI on Sept. 11, 2001. That’s all you need to know about Mueller to understand where his allegience lies. However, Trump has that piece of knowledge and more, too, and he isn’t bringing it up. Neither one is trustworthy.

  123. annamaria says:

    “Russia Gate was a hoax, it was a political coup against the US president. We have never seen anything like this in the history of our country,” states Director of Investigations at Judicial Watch, Chris J. Farrell. “It is the use of the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the FBI, the very senior leadership, in a deliberate and orchestrated effort to undo the outcome of the 2016 electoral outcome.”

  124. Sean says:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nye_Committee

    The Nye Committee, officially known as the Special Committee on Investigation of the Munitions Industry, was a United States Senate committee (April 12, 1934 – February 24, 1936), chaired by U.S. Senator Gerald Nye (R-ND). The committee investigated the financial and banking interests that underlay the United States’ involvement in World War I, and was a significant factor in public and political support for American neutrality in the early stages of World War II. […] The committee’s findings did not achieve the aim of nationalization of the arms industry, but gave momentum to the non-interventionist movement and sparked the passage of the Neutrality Acts of 1930s, in 1935, 1936, 1937, and 1939

    Some people will never understand that we live in a nation state system in which there is an unending struggle for supremacy every bit as intense as in domestic politics. Advantages are never given up because in the future they may make the difference between life and death. But keeping advantage and staying out of war are mutually inconsistent.

    Glorious Revolution, English Civil War, French and Russian Revolutions were all the same at bottom. Every revolution in history was against rulers who failed to uphold their country’s interests and suffered foreign military reverses or allowed allies to be defeated. The state has this emergent quality : it strives to survive as an independent entity. No leader can acquiesce in the erosion of his country’s influence, and stay in power. The ordinary middle class people won’t stand for it.

  125. Alden says:
    @renfro

    Well, if it’s in The Guardian? It’s about as truthful as the NYSlimes, Wash Post and the rest of the newspapers.

  126. Alden says:
    @renfro

    So who did Trump launder money for?

  127. Alden says:
    @Curmudgeon

    There’s a difference between labor leftism and evil leftism. Labor leftism had just about 50 years of success, 1910 to 1960.

  128. @TKK

    I think similar thoughts when I go to the hospital/walk-in clinic, and am waiting in line behind dozens of foreign aliens, mostly from the sub-continent. I have no connection to these people. Why am I paying for their healthcare?

    At the same time, I expect my money to come handy one day, when I either need to, or am able to, move away from the legions of hostile invaders at my urban doorstep.

  129. joe webb says:

    ” No more regime change wars? Are you kidding me? That’s what we do: Regime-Change-Is-Us”. is Whitney’s characterization of candidate Trumps effect on the neocon war party, as Buchanan terms them.

    Let me alter that slightly….it is not regime change in general, it is regime change for Arabs who don’t do what the Jews want them to do.

    And, because Russia favors Iran and Arab causes, and Russia has
    been throwing out the jews since Stalin, and especially under Putin…Russia too needs more correction from The Jews.

    Whitney’s view is that Mueller was instructed to Get Trump, and his band of Dem operatives appear to have been under the same marching orders. How much the Dems hate Arabs is not clear, since Obongo pretty clearly was somewhat anti-Israel, and the Dem Party is too. Jews are nervous these days…maybe Trump can con them into a Deal with Palestine.

    Whitney, a leftist, argues that Trump has caved-in to the Boltons on his foreign policy staff. Why would he do so? Whitney argues that some kind of a deal was made, that Mueller backed off when Trump went over to the neocons. That is possible, but on the other hand, if Trump was not getting hammered by the Russia! haters, he might not have killed those Russians in Syria, etc. Trump had to look tough. Etc.

    The Border now is getting some tough Trump attention, like his attempt , now in the courts, to do away with asylum give-aways and lock-em-up at the border instead. And more apparently in the pipeline as public opinion is going his way on the border.

    Whitney, a leftie, is unhappy about Venezuela and the South China Sea. The South China Sea is real enough…international waters, as I understand it, and not to be hijacked by the Chinks. China is the only Enemy we have and China is Pure Enemy.

    Venezuela is beyond my depth, but 25 thousand Fidelista troops there, etc. Come on…I saw someone claim that Guaido (?) is a socialist and Maduro a communist, Fidelista, etc., And Ven. is a narco state from all reports.. Reminds me of Allende a while back whom I supported but learned later that he was probably going to knuckle under to the communnists. Communists today are usually People of Color, and socialists are White folks….Colored folks don’t have elections and free speech in their blood….genes…only White folks do, and not all of us at that since the antifas explain that there is No Free Speech For Racists.

    Invade? no. But let it degenerate into civil war? dunno. Venezuela is two-thirds brown and a bit black….let them twist in the wind? maybe.

    Back to Mueller and Barr. Barr is promising to pursue the pursuers…maybe even Billary. How does all of this factor into matters? We got a new ball game now….enjoy it.

    It is conceivable that Trump will cozy up to Putin now that the dogs are chained, and hopefully killed off. Imagine, a Deal in the Middle East is possible. Then Iran and Iraq can start fighting again, and the Kurds can fight again, and the Middle East continue to sort itself out, since we know now that ME oil is no big deal.

    As the Financial Times said about 2003….remember Peak Oil , the vegetarians’s complement to the Leftie War for Oil thesis? When we all thought, me too, that it was Oil not Israel/Jews?? Well, it is NOT oil , it is The Jews and the their running dogs, the neocons, etc. Financial Times concluded a series on oil with the slogan, We are not Running Out of Oil, We are Running Into it. That has been borne out the last couple decades.

    Will be ever be running out of neocons? They will fade away if there is a Deal with the Palestinians.

    Trump has disappointed with his pro-jew stuff, but I saw in the Jewyorktimes a couple months ago a piece wherein it was suggested that the Golan Hts. and Jerusalem might be the start of a two-state solution. Given the money and Bomb that the Jews have, if Palestinians go for a two-state solution…it is their right. How about the Jews paying for what they stole. Call it reparations.

    That could be a Trump Deal. Not perfect, but what is? Certainly not left-wing analysis. It is not Money, It is Power. National Power and Race Power and money is only a subset.

    We will see
    Joe Webb

  130. Paw says:
    @JRM

    A/gift to Israel the great part of Syria.
    B/Moved to Jerusalem the US embassy.
    C/Abrams, Bolton accepted ,selected people kicked out.
    D/The Syria war continues.
    E/USA first into Venezuela.
    F/Israel the first before USA.

  131. @Brabantian

    This file, in the hands of the House and Senate Judiciary Committees as well as Trump’s lawyers, may have helped seal a ‘deal’ in which Trump is left untouched, whilst Mueller too (and Hillary etc as well?) get a pass on crimes that might have put Robert Mueller himself behind bars.

    Is this “The Art of the Deal”??? You scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours.

    Otherwise, arrest, trial, conviction, prison for fifty years for treason. You do know all about planting evidence, right Mr. Mueller???

  132. RamboDave says:
    @DCThrowback

    DC Throwback said:

    Did Trump make a political choice to run to the protection of the neo-cohens (i.e., the Republican Jewish Coalition) to survive?

    Trump hired Pompeo, Bolton and Abrams … and he did this only in desperation to save himself, after having intentionally excluded the neocons from his Administration for the first year.

    Trump’s formula for getting elected was to denounce both Obama and Bush’s endless failed neocon regime change wars. Trump, being rather naive, didn’t understand that these wars were really planned by Zionist neocons and carried out for the benefit of Israel. He just looked at them as expensive failures and a perfect platform to run on in 2016. His election took the Zionist neocons (Ziocons) by surprise. Clinton was their choice.

    During the 2016 Republican Primary’s, Trump hated the neocon “never Trumpers”. That is why they were excluded at first after he was elected, and a bunch of Generals brought in to run things. But eventually, after the pressure was turned up on Russiagate, Trump came to believe that only the Zionist neocons could save him. All he had to do was to kiss up to Bibi and he would be saved. That is why he gave Israel everything they wanted, which will probally include a war with Iran.

    The Zionists/neocons played both sides of Russiagate. On the one hand they teamed up with Democrats to create and promote Russiagate, and on the other hand they went to Trump and offered to save him.

    Notice how Rosenstein offered Trump to “land the ship” last September. At that time, Trump was in posession of the FISA Court Application, and Trump is still threatening to declassify it. The Deep State within the DOJ is very scared. Trump was promised last September that neither he or his family members would be indicted. The fix was in last September.

    All of the leaks about the FISA Court abuse, that is reported by FOX News, came from Ziocons embedded within the DOJ, and were designed to help save Trump, after he capitulated to them of course.

    Trump now believes that Zionists Jews are the Deep State and can save him. And he is correct !

    The Democrats are the fools and the big losers for having partnered with the neocons, giving us two years of this fraud in the first place.

    Now that Trump has won the Russiagate war, he will probably replace Bolton and pivot back to his 2016 rhetoric.

  133. ” Why Did Mueller Let Trump Off the Hook?”
    Because there was no hook. Dipshit.

  134. Arioch says:

    What i find interesting about DNC leaks and “USB Thumb Drive” theory is that arguments for it are rather weak, vague, inconclusive.

    Frankly, there should be no problem for the discourse mongers to face them head on and dismiss on purely technical merit.

    However they avoid this issue like imps avoid holy water.

    Why???

    Can it be that all those Intelligence Veterans only published little of arguments and have a lot up their sleeves? And the discourcemongers, knowing what actually happened inside DNC, understand it and refuse taking the bait by dismissing weak arguments made public yet?

    If that is not the reason, then why?

  135. Lokis says:
    @Off The Reservation

    Indeed – interesting that Mueller ran FBI immediate cover up on 911 – he may have immunity for this for life or an assisted suicide in near future.

  136. BTW jew fink f*cks of the “unz.com” and sh*t. My posts may be used and abused by you and your jew terrorist friends, but they remain my posts.
    Can you get that much through the eye of your pinhead? Your jew rights are not exclusive rights until your f’n jew tyranny can see you through.

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