…by Jim W Dean, VT Editor, …with New Eastern Outlook, Moscow, …and the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, a research institution for the study of the countries and cultures of Asia and North Africa.

[ Editor’s Note: Since I sent this to NEO, VT has learned of extensive legal and other preparations being made by a Trump regime that has no plans on leaving the White House for 2021.

As covered in Gordon’s expose this week, the Trumpers will declare the election illegal and possibly trigger the president’s emergency powers which, with control of the Senate, would provide the initial tools to quash any successful resistance from Congress.

The test deployment of the Trump goons in Portland is gauging what public reaction is to these events, and how some of the initial district court rulings will go. We are seeing what we expected, that the Trump people see an election loss as exposing them to prosecution, so they have nothing to lose by doing anything they can while still holding on to power.

I don’t mean to be extremist at this point, but some would categorize what is going on as initial political civil war steps. The move for the public is obvious, and that is to strike back in the courts while there is time to get to appeals before election day.

This would not be easy, but the effort would wise up any of the sleeping public and give the military time to ponder whose side they are going to come down onJim W. Dean ]

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Has a civil war in the US already begun in Portland?

– First published … July 27, 2020

Trump is having a bad week, and he knows it. He grows more dangerous as his polls sink lower, and smart enough to know that only a ‘big event’ could possibly save him. The stakes are way beyond his just losing elections.

Prosecutors have been preparing for years to bring cases not only against him, but possibly even his family. He has an Attorney General who could go down with him, and this is no overzealous boast.

Ex-30 year criminal prosecutor Glenn Kirschner has been doing daily YouTube commentaries on current and past political events under a theme that if Trump loses in November, come January it will be kick off time to not only see some of his old cases in court like in the Southern district of New York, on his taxes for example, but also for his actions as president, starting with obstruction of justice.

Kirschner is not alone. In theory, he represents ex-Federal prosecutors and Department of Justice people who have watched as the Trump administration has politicized the Justice Department with their man, AG Robert Barr viewed as serving as Donald Trump’s ‘fixer’ first, and the country second.

In response, the new Kirschner declared plan is to rebuild the Justice Department and institute reforms so that no President would ever be able to subvert it as Trump has done. This would require Democratic control of both chambers, and the current political trend is making that more likely every day.

Today Trump announced that the Republican convention in Tallahassee, Florida has been cancelled due to the unfeasibility of holding it in the pandemic hot spot of Florida, a state competing with California for the faster growing virus surge due to opening too early and their respective publics not taking the spread of the virus seriously.

But two other things happened today that got Mr. Trump’s attention. First, a district court ruled on his former lawyer Eliot Cohen’s habeas corpus petition. The judge agreed that the Bureau of Prisons had revoked Cohen’s serving the rest of his sentence at home solely because he was writing a ‘tell all’ book on President Trump, with a publisher standing ready.

“I’ve never seen such a clause in 21 years of being a judge,” Judge Hellerstein said at a Manhattan federal court hearing, where he questioned the condition that Cohen not publish a book while in home confinement. “How can I take any other inference but that it was retaliatory?” the judge asked at the hearing, which was held in response to Cohen suing to win his re-release from prison.

In another court room, a judge ordered most of the sealed deposition records be opened within a week regarding Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged teenage girl procurer Ghislaine Maxwell, who is sitting in jail on charges of aiding and abetting a pedophile ring operating out of Epstein’s mansion in New York City. The case was settled in 2015 and the records sealed.

PedoGate watchers are expecting the files to contain a number of bombshells about the breadth and depth of the Epstein pedophile entrapment ring that was run to snare endless targets on video with underage teenage girls, a long time entrapment technique from Cold War espionage days that is alive and well today. The names expected to be revealed are a “Who’s Who” of American and British society.

As these these political bombs are falling on Trump in slow motion, he is losing the Covid war with Red States and California registering record high new Covid infections, with death rates now reaching earlier peaks.

This news comes after our genius president earlier told us that the virus was a hoax, that it would just all go away, and later that it was a Chinese virus unleashed on America as a biological weapon. That claim never gained traction in any capital other than Washington and somewhat in Britain.

So what does an embattled president do when under siege by looming indictments banging on the door of his castle, with public and private parties seeking justice and retribution? We have seen Trump carefully preparing an election safety net for himself, starting with his charges that mail in ballots were going to be used by Democrats to stuff mailboxes versus ballot boxes.

Former Vice President Joe Biden has been using a ‘rope-a-dope’ campaign tactic, laying back on the ropes and letting his opponent punch himself out via Trump’s endless charges that Biden is mentally impaired. Trump has continued to shoot himself in the foot with his mishandling of the Covid pandemic which has driven his own poll numbers down while Biden just watches and smiles.

Federal troop crackdown

Trump has also been trying to cast himself as ‘Mr. Law and Order,’ initially with his using not only National Guard troops in Washington, but also federal forces under control of Attorney General Barr’s Justice Department. This resulted in the famous revolt of the 4-star generals, when a number of them went public denouncing Trump for using troops against American protestors in the streets.

Trump deployed Justice Department federal forces to Portland, Oregon wearing military uniforms but with no identifying insignia. This deployment was against protesters, and outside the command of the state governor.

The federal forces attacked demonstrators, including a band of mothers trying to protect their children protesting. The incident was well videoed, and included footage of an older Navy veteran who, while talking to a few of the unknown forces, had one of them go crazy and begin clubbing him and breaking his arm. Retired prosecutors have reviewed the videos and seen numerous examples of criminal assaults against mostly peaceful protesters.

Veterans Today has been receiving information that malicious parties have been infiltrating these demonstrations to attack police, inciting them to fire on the crowds who then respond, giving Trump the video scenes of local mayors not being able to control their cities, when they are being attacked by black ops professionals.

General Honore has his say

The following day Lt. General Russell Honore, famous for having brought order to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, was interview on MSNBC, one of Veterans Today’s network material providers. The general, long known for his colorful language, had this to say after viewing some of the Portland footage.

“What kind of bullshit is this? Number one, they were wearing military uniforms,” the general angrily noted. “That uniform represents the cloth of our nation, for people who don’t draw overtime, who serve around the world at the direction of the national command authority, and it’s not to be used as an instrument of protest suppression.”

General Honoré then noted, “That uniform is designed to blend into terrain, not to make you look like a warrior,” highlighting the tactical uselessness of wearing camouflage in an urban environment.

“They’re wearing these uniforms as a function of intimidation, to look like warriors,” he added. “Real soldiers just don’t walk up to people and start beating on ’em. Real police don’t do that. The police have the authority to detain you, and then somebody else will decide whether you get charged or whether you go to jail for whatever offense you might have violated.”

“They are acting like an uncontrolled mob on the street with uniforms and badges that they don’t show,” he pointed out, a tactic that the Portland mayor decried as “very un-American.”

I have known General Honoré from my days in Atlanta where I videoed him as a guest speaker at my Military Order of World Wars chapter event, and then later at one of our major Memorial Day events when he was the key speaker.

General Honoré now has joined the ‘Revolt of the Generals’, the 4-star ones that publicly denounced Trump, AG Barr, and Secretary of Defense Esper for being Trump tools for his grandstanding photo op in Lafayette Park, next to the White house.

Trump was holding up a bible, with the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Milley and Esper, plus Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump all posing for the world press after Attorney General Barr had cleared the peaceful protesters out of the park with teargas, flash grenades, and nightsticks, all done to gain political points from his Christian Zionist religious supporters.

Trump watchers in the military and intel community sense he is using his favorite tool, diverting attention away from publicity that is killing him politically, such as his having done the most horrible leadership job on Covid than any other leader in the world, but still claiming he has done a wonderful job.

He wants to show that he can clear the streets of ‘anarchist’ protesters in strong Democratic cities to show that the country needs a strong president to do what those mayors and governors could not do, protect America’s streets.

But he has a big problem with that pitch. The military, the generals, and most of the veterans are not with him. They see Trump for what he is, a desperate president using any tool that he can to save himself, as he knows the end of his world could come in November.

In Britain, The Guardian’s historian Andrew Gawthorpe nailed Trump to the wall in an article entitled, “Trump is unleashing authoritarianism on US cities- just in time for the election.”

“Only the thirst for violent spectacle can explain the president’s decision in recent days to send federal security forces. As Trump has already revealed, this message is central to his case for re-election. Between now and November, he can be expected to use and abuse his power over America’s paramilitary security forces to bolster this case.

It is clear that many conservative politicians and voters who claim to believe in individual rights and to fear abuses of federal power are now too deeply invested in authoritarianism, too convinced of the depravity of their opponents, to restrain him.”

I will close with my feeling that there is a trap door under Trump’s feet that follows him wherever he goes. He knows what he has done in his past, and what the price will be if the truth ever comes out.

I have made some calls to ask input on Trump’s name coming out in the Ghislaine Maxwell deposition, and the consensus was ‘very likely’. In 2015 no one, including Maxwell, could have feared Trump ever being President and having vast resources at his command to inflict retribution.

She has been widely reported to have stashed away copies of some of the videos made at the Epstein pedo-palace, saved for a rainy day. If true, she is holding some major cards to negotiate with the prosecutors.

If those blackmail videos went to the Israelis, who are long known to have used such leverage, there will be pressure both on the US and Israel to keep that from coming out. This is something that would put Ms. Maxwell in great danger. Just ask Jeffrey Epstein next time you see him. Oh, that’s right, we won’t be seeing him again, will we?

Jim W. Dean, managing editor for Veterans Today, producer/host of Heritage TV Atlanta, specially for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook”.

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14 COMMENTS

  1. Article II, Section 4. The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United states, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and conviction of, Treason, bribery, or other high crimes and Misdemeanors.

    • A pyramid scheme fueled by the Fed. If it weren’t for QE ad infinitum, Wall St. would look like a ghost town.

  2. There is a lot of speculation on what becomes of Trump; most of it not good. He doesn’t appear to be worried about it. Maybe he already has the election in the bag, or a scheme worked out to stay in office regardless the election results, but I don’t see that happening because it would be too disruptive and possibly the end of America as we know it. That said; he certainly has all the societal conditions in place to pull off something.
    Worst case scenario, he knows he gets a pardon.
    He’s not worried.

    • One thing is sure. All will go according to the big agenda of the ruling class; no doubt about it.
      And when Trump serves out his term/terms in office, we will move on to the next puppet in the oval office, and Trump, if he’s still living, will join the ex-Prez club as a respected member; count on it.
      Oh, and the worst case scenario mentioned above, is not the pardon; but that which would require a pardon.

  3. A US president is elected for a specific term of four years. At the end of that term, it is over. There is not to be a gratuitous deferment given to the previous holder.
    In the event of a contested election beyond Jan 1, then the line of succession would be adhered to.
    What this would mean, is if on Jan 1rst the election is still undetermined, then the line would be Speaker of the House. This is because the elected precedes the appointed.

    • David, I agree with your assessment that the elected precedes the appointed… in normal times. But, these are not normal times. Trump is desperate to remain in office. He faces numerous felony counts including money laundering and tax evasion when he leaves office. He needs a “national emergency” to happen so he can declare martial law and suspend the November elections. He absolutely has the power to do that…

      “The moment the president declares a “national emergency”—a decision that is entirely within his discretion—more than 100 special provisions become available to him. While many of these tee up reasonable responses to genuine emergencies, some appear dangerously suited to a leader bent on amassing or retaining power.”

      https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/01/presidential-emergency-powers/576418/

  4. I can easily imagine a couple of other resolutions to the President Trump dilemma: Firstly, the praetorian guard might step back for the fraction of a second it would take for one of our many secret intelligence and mayhem agencies to deliver a simple skin prick and permanently eliminate all the potential problems of an inevitably bitterly and likely violently disputed election. Poor soul died of a sudden massive stroke. Secondly, the president might himself see that no matter what he does he is going to lose and end up imprisoned. A discrete phone call and his friend and acolyte Jair Messias Bolsonaro would offer him asylum in Brazil where he could not be extradited for political offenses which of course all charges against Mr Trump would be adjudged.

    • Well, the Shin Bet almost certainly assisted (used?) Yigal Amir in assassinating Yitzhak Rabin, and it would be very surprising if there was not a US equivalent.

  5. Just curious if they plan to just call the presidential race illegal, or are they planning to add all senate, house, gubernatorial, and state legislature elections as well? If they try this, not only will it be an ignominious end for Trump, but it will be the end of the Republican Party forever. People would not forget or forgive.

    • Oh yes, Chinese interference, coupled with the ‘Chinese flu’, maybe even declaring marshall law to round up the aiders and abettors.

      They are profiling everybody in a position to strongly resist to do a pre-emptive strike if that is the case. Marshall law will kill habeous corpus…lights out.

    • tRump certainly has put the right people in place for his own purposes and none of it good for the people of this nation. Consider both tRump and Barr as nothing more than thugs in Office while the means to take down both is sitting in a secret jail cell just waiting to spill the beans.
      I doubt very much tRump is adopting the “what me worry?” attitude.

  6. Excellent summary of Trump’s predicament, Jim. One would have to be living in a Trumpster dream world to think that he isn’t at this point desperate to stay in power. As you said, he faces numerous felony counts, including money laundering and tax evasion, once he leaves office.

    He needs a “get out of jail free” card now! It might be civil unrest, like what his private Storm Troopers are fermenting in Portland and other cities, or it might be a major war, most likely with Iran, Russia, and China. This war would go nuclear within days or even hours. It might come about like Gordon suggested by a false-flag attack on the aircraft carrier, USS Sitting Duck. In any event, we would have our collective asses handed to us in a basket and it might be the end of the USA as we know it.

    It would also provide the “national emergency” that would enable Trump to declare martial law and suspend the November elections. He absolutely has the power to do that…

    “The moment the president declares a “national emergency”—a decision that is entirely within his discretion—more than 100 special provisions become available to him. While many of these tee up reasonable responses to genuine emergencies, some appear dangerously suited to a leader bent on amassing or retaining power.”

    https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/01/presidential-emergency-powers/576418/

    We live in dark times, Jim. Trump and Netanyahu are currently the most dangerous men on the planet. They are both willing to do anything to stay in power, including starting a nuclear war. May Heaven help us all.