WASHINGTON, February 12, 2018: Last week’s wild stock market gyrations dominated the headlines. Here in Washington, the MSM busied itself creating a fake scandal out of fake news leaks circling around White House Chief-of-Staff John Kelly.
At the same time House Democrats tried to set up the President by sending him a carefully-crafted as a-guaranteed-to-be-redacted counter-memo to counter Rep. Devin Nunes’ recently released masterpiece. Trump and/or DOJ would do plenty of redacting and the Democrats would scream “censorship.” Trump outfoxed them and sent the memo back for the Dems to do the work. No matter. Schiff for Brains and his pals are screaming “censorship” anyway. Fake news leaks, fake outrage. Not much difference between the two.
These aforementioned Democrat-led fake news/propaganda smokescreens were quickly reeled out to distract Americans from a shocking series of breaking real news stories that exposed the depths of the DNC-Hillary Clinton-Deep State criminal conspiracy against President Trump, an unconstitutional series of actions mounted by Obama’s left-wing plants in the FBI and the DOJ before, during and after Trump’s electoral triumph and inauguration.
You have to admire the audacity and the meticulous planning carried out by the dominant Democrat Left. It was largely led by a cadre of well-off, Ivy League educated, off-the-wall phony leftists that hate Trump for his surprise disruption of their plan to turn the U.S. into a one-party socialist state.
But over the past roughly 20 months, the schemers’ hubris and subsequent carelessness in concealment got the better of them. As a result, their seditious and perhaps treasonous actions have been coming to light in a growing scandal that will dwarf that little 1970s kerfuffle known and revered as Watergate.
Meanwhile, however, a #MeToo-style “scandal” conveniently erupted in the White House, forcing White House Chief-of-Staff John Kelly to boot his able staff secretary Rob Porter for alleged and previously undisclosed acts of spousal abuse. These acts, of course, weren’t revealed until they had the potential to cause political damage to the White House organization, while serving as yet another distraction from the Democrats’ own monstrous crimes against America’s government and the country’s voters.
The “accusation equals guilt” trend is a disturbing, extra-legal trend that flies in the face of the presumption of innocence until guilt is proven. It’s also an extraordinary development, given that thus far, it’s gored, rightly or wrongly, more Democrats than Republicans. Even more disturbingly, the freshly-revealed Kelly-Porter brouhaha is pure politics beneath the surface. It’s also meant to disable the incredibly effective General Kelly and perhaps even get him fired.
Having gotten rid of the volatile Steve Bannon and having at least beaten back those Bannon detractors still remaining in the White House, Kelly, at least for a time, throttled back the ruinous cascade of internal fake news leaks that were destroying the new Trump Administration. Trump’s poll numbers have generally been on the rise ever since, giving him more power to get Republicans in Congress to pull in the same general direction for a change.
But apparently, we still have a few White House staffers generating new fake news leaks. They can’t stand to keep their opinions to themselves, regardless of the damage their shenanigans might do to their boss. Hence, their blabbing to the usual suspects in the media that somehow links Porter’s marital issues to Kelly’s integrity, the better to disable Kelly and get him out. Who the hell are they working for anyway?
Keeping the pot boiling on what’s really a minor matter serves two purposes:
- Derail Kelly with fake news leaks and get him fired, removing the one man who’s been able to impose badly-needed sense order on the President’s fractious batch of White House staffers.
- Keep the FBI-DOJ-Deep State scandal out of the headlines
So what does the online punditocracy have to say about all this?
PJ Media’s Andrew Klavan has a pretty good wrap up on this latest Democrat-led, fake news leaks oriented distraction. Just click the following headline link:
The online Daily Caller has still more on this story:
“Kelly has come under fire in the media for initially defending Porter as ‘a man of true integrity and honor’ before later walking it back. Now, Kelly is being undermined by fellow White House aides.
“Details of a White House staff meeting about the Porter situation on Friday were leaked to The Washington Post almost immediately. Two sources, described as senior White House officials, told the Post that Kelly instructed them to contradict the White House’s initial account of Porter’s departure.
“‘During a staff meeting, Kelly told those in attendance to say he took action to remove Porter within 40 minutes of learning that abuse allegations from two ex-wives were credible, according to the officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because discussions in such meetings are supposed to be confidential,’ the Post reports.
“The leak suggests that Kelly is losing control over at least some White House staffers, who are now willing to anonymously undermine him in the press.”
Comment: Of course. Anything that’s leaked to the WaPo, aka, Pravda-on-the-Potomac, is meant to undermine any effective member of the White House staff or Cabinet member and get him or her ousted. It’s all part of the “Resistance”-led Operation Chaos. The charges against Porter look bad and may very well be true. But the timing of these current leaks and allegations looks highly suspicious, as does anything leaked to the hard-left WaPo propagandists.
The Democrats and Deep Staters leave no stone unturned in their 24/7 campaign to overturn the legitimate election of Donald Trump as President.
Speaking of those Deep Staters, try the following article on for size. It’s posted on an insightful website popularly known as The Conservative Treehouse, and adds a new name to the Deep State’s Injustice League member list:
Get to know this name: Bill Priestap
Comment: Talk about “to the point.” No fluff here, just a batch of verifiable facts that follow another trail of crumbs the Deep State carelessly (and thankfully) left behind. This information drop also offers a provocative suggestion that Priestap could possibly be a turncoat operative, possibly betraying the Deep Staters to House and Senate investigators. Whatever the case, the Priestap angle, whichever way it goes, is likely to be an important one over the next few weeks.
Here’s another delightfully headlined story and link illustrating why the MSM is just another compliant tool in the party’s arsenal of Marxist weaponry via PowerLine:
“Scott [Johnson] says James Comey may be the least self-aware man in America. I agree. Comey is a legend in his own mind.
“Comey is also a legend in the mind of Josh Campbell, his former special assistant at the FBI. In an op-ed for USA Today, Campbell called his former boss “a giant of a man with an even bigger heart, whose focus was always on trying to understand and improve the lives of others.”
“Campbell also wrote an op-ed for the New York Times in which he stated he was leaving the FBI because of ‘relentless attacks on the bureau.’ Campbell claimed that these attacks ‘undermine not just America’s premier law enforcement agency but also the nation’s security.’ Thus, he said, he ‘was reluctantly turning in my badge and leaving an organization I love.’ (If the ability of a GS-13 FBI employee to get an op-ed published in the New York Times strikes you as odd, you are not alone. It struck retired FBI supervisory special agent James Gagliano that way too).
“‘CNN immediately hired Campbell as its ‘law enforcement analyst,’ a gig he no doubt had lined up before he wrote his sanctimonious New York Times piece. Indeed, as this report shows, Campbell had been sucking up to CNN since at least the beginning of the year. He is the news network’s fanboy, as well as Comey’s.”
Comment: Read the rest of this piece by clicking on our link above. Campbell’s career path doesn’t differ much from that of George Stephanopoulos, Chris Matthews, et. al. Upon departing their well-paid government gigs, they magically reappear as “journalists” who “report” on political news for the MSM. That’s how the major network news shows have come to be completely dominated by left-wing Democrat partisans over the last 40 years or so.
So now we add Campbell to our growing roster of villains. Obviously, CNN is counting on Campbell to serve as a reliable conduit for “dirt” (i.e., more fake news leaks) on Donald Trump. He’ll readily receive partisan leaks from remaining members of the FBI’s Deep State, #NeverTrump cadre. As long as they remain in the agency, they’ll continue to damage it from within. Wait for it. You’ll see.
More from The Swamp as it happens.
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