Three News Reports Abridged and introduced by Lasha Darkmoon
DONALD TRUMP . . . WHY SO WORRIED?
LD : Explosive new revelations are now coming to light that are threatening to blow the Trump presidency apart. What happens next is anyone’s guess. Separating the wheat from the chaff, or the lies from the truth, is not an easy task. But here are some of the things that are now being said:
British Intelligence (GCHQ) may have spied on Donald Trump both before and after the American election. They could be in possession of toxic information which they could be holding over Trump’s head as a blackmail weapon.
The source of this poisonous rumor is former British Prime Minister Tony Blair who flatly denies his role in this scandal in which he seems to be implicated. The problem here is that Blair is a known pathological liar and nothing he says can be believed. If Teflon Tony says something is a “complete fabrication”, good reason to suspect it is true — and vice versa.
Trump did not expect to win the election and his wife Melania (pictured) was hoping he would lose, which Trump was apparently hoping for too, since he was totally inexperienced and unfit for government. This could indeed explain the present chaos and the catalogue of disasters that have dogged Trump’s footsteps ever since he got into the White House. When he won, Trump was apparently shocked; and Melania, who was hankering for a quiet life out of the limelight, was filled with dismay at becoming First Lady. Hard to believe, but this is what is being said.
Trump and his former chief strategist Steve Bannon, once bosom pals and big buddies, are now at daggers drawn. Bannon has accused Trump’s closest family members—Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and Trump’s son, Donald Trump Junior—of “treason”. And Trump has responded to this allegation robustly by accusing Bannon of “losing his mind”.
One of the spinoffs of Trump’s unexpected victory is that it has gone to two people’s heads and turned them into celebrities overnight. We are referring to Trump’s Jewish son-in-law Jared Kushner and his daughter Ivanka. We learn that Ivanka is now drooling at the mouth at the prospect of becoming America’s first female president. As for Jared, he can’t wait for that, because that will be the day America will have its first Jewish President—Jared pulling the strings, with Ivanka as his pretty puppet.
We predict that one day, in the not too distant future, the capital of America will move from Washington D.C. to Jerusalem, and the flag flying over the White House will be the Star of David. [LD]
Below are three abridged news reports culled from different sources, followed by a short BBC video
1. Tony Blair Says, ‘Brits have been spying on Trump’
Former prime minister Tony Blair allegedly warned Donald Trump that the UK may have spied on him during the presidential election according to an explosive new book. Mr Blair is said to have met with Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner and a senior aide at the White House last February. According to The Times in his explosive book Michael Wolff says Blair shared the “juicy gossip” that “the British had the Trump campaign staff under surveillance, monitoring its telephone calls and other communications and possibly even Trump himself”.
Mr Wolff suggests that Mr Blair implied the Obama government had hinted the surveillance would have been helpful. The author alleges that the former PM had been angling for a job with Trump as his Middle East envoy.
Just weeks after the alleged meeting US-UK relations were threatened when Trump’s communications director Sean Spicer accused GCHQ of helping President Obama spy on Trump Tower.
The details come from the hotly awaited “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” which is reportedly based on more than 200 interviews with the president, his inner circle and those in and around the administration.
A spokeswoman for Tony Blair told The Times the allegations were a “complete and utter fabrication” and said the former PM had never sought a job with Donald Trump.
It is just one of many explosive details which are already causing ripples through Washington, including a number of details which suggest the president never wanted to win.
According to Wolff Donald Trump ‘looked like he’d seen a ghost’ and Melania was ‘in tears’ when they realised he would be elected.
He reveals: “Shortly after 8 p.m. on Election Night, when the unexpected trend—Trump might actually win—seemed confirmed, Don Jr. told a friend that his father looked as if he had seen a ghost. Melania was in tears—and not of joy.”
Wolff provocatively asserts that Trump ignored the potential conflicts of his own business deals and refused to release his tax returns because he didn’t think he would win.
Wolff says: “Why should he? Once he lost, Trump would be both insanely famous and a martyr to Crooked Hillary.
“His daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared would be international celebrities.
“Steve Bannon would become the de facto head of the tea-party movement.
“Kellyanne Conway would be a cable-news star. Melania Trump , who had been assured by her husband that he wouldn’t become president, could return to inconspicuously lunching.”
DONALD TRUMP and his former chief strategist STEVE BANNON.Trump now says Bannon “has lost his mind.”
2. Bannon Accuses Trump Family Members of ‘Treason’
President Donald Trump responded personally to his former chief strategist Steve Bannon’s comments about his family members Jared Kushner and Donald Trump Jr. The president unleashed a torrent of accusations against Bannon, accusing him of losing his mind after leaving the White House, and having very little to do with his presidency.
“Steve doesn’t represent my base—he’s only in it for himself,” Trump said.
The president also accused Bannon for leaking false information to the media about his influence and importance and accused him of trying to burn down his MAGA agenda.
Trump in his own words:
Steve Bannon has nothing to do with me or my Presidency. When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind. Steve was a staffer who worked for me after I had already won the nomination by defeating seventeen candidates, often described as the most talented field ever assembled in the Republican party.
Now that he is on his own, Steve is learning that winning isn’t as easy as I make it look. Steve had very little to do with our historic victory, which was delivered by the forgotten men and women of this country.
Steve pretends to be at war with the media, which he calls the opposition party, yet he spent his time at the White House leaking false information to the media to make himself seem far more important than he was. It is the only thing he does well. Steve was rarely in a one-on-one meeting with me and only pretends to have had influence to fool a few people with no access and no clue, whom he helped write phony books.
President Donald Trump is going to war against Michael Wolff’s book, sending a cease and desist letter to his publisher. The letter demands that Wolff apologize to Donald Trump for “defamatory statements” and demanding that they not publish the book.
Trump’s lawyers also sent a cease and desist letter to his former aide Steve Bannon, complaining that he had breached his non-disclosure agreement.
The letter reads:
On behalf of our clients, legal notice was issued today to Stephen K. Bannon, that his actions of communicating with author Michael Wolff regarding an upcoming book give rise to numerous legal claims including defamation by libel and slander, and breach of his written confidentiality and non-disparagement agreement with our clients. Legal action is imminent.
But according to Axios, Wolff spent a lot of time with Trump officials in and out of the West Wing, including with Bannon, White House chief of staff Reince Priebus and his deputy Katie Walsh. The book was sanctioned by the White House, although Trump aides are blaming Bannon for enabling Wolff.
Wolff has dozens of hours of recorded conversations with Trump officials even though many of them thought they were off the record.