By Greg Holt
(The Olive) I want to begin by stepping back for a moment to a memo authored by Richard Higgins (who was on the National Security team) in May of 2017, (which subsequently got him fired by H.R. McMaster) that lays out in great detail what is going on. This memo is invaluable reading, almost as if Higgins had a window into the future.
Here are a couple of short excerpts:
The Trump administration is suffering under withering information campaigns designed to first undermine, then de legitimize and ultimately remove the President.
Attacks on President Trump are not just about destroying him, but also about destroying the vision of America that lead to his election. Those individuals and groups seeking the destruction of President Trump actually seek to suffocate the vision of America that made him president. Hence, the end state is not just a delegitimized, destabilized, immobilized and possibly destroyed presidency; but also a demoralized movement composed of a large enough bloc to elect a president that subsequently become self-aware of its own disenfranchisement.
You can and definitely should read the full report, (only eleven pages) it is well worth your time. Read the PDF here.
The “big news” of recent days has been the New York Times publication of the hit piece, I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration by the alleged “White House” insider. The NYT caused quite a stir with this anonymously penned article – NYT editors apparently know who this individual is.
This is becoming all too common in today’s world of supposed journalism; articles based on or written by anonymous sources, insert CNN here. Just recently CNN, the leader in fake news proclaimed: ‘CNN does not lie,’ according to Fox News. From this writers perspective, saying CNN does not lie is like saying kids don’t like candy, it’s preposterous.
President Trump called on the New York Times to reveal the identity of the article’s author for reasons of national security, and Trump is exactly right in this.
Does the so-called “Senior Administration Official” really exist, or is it just the Failing New York Times with another phony source? If the GUTLESS anonymous person does indeed exist, the Times must, for National Security purposes, turn him/her over to government at once!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 5, 2018
The title of this article alone should set off alarm bells, not to mention the particular publication it was published in. The New York Times has shall we say, a rather questionable past with plenty of mistakes, as well as falsehoods, and questionable judgment.
The anonymous crafter of the NYT article may well be a person in the Trump administration, and if so, this person should have their security clearance revoked immediately for penning this drivel. Second, this person should be fired and consideration should be given to charges being brought against said individual. Charges for what you say? How about for starters, subversion.
The definition of subversion:
the act of subverting : the state of being subverted; especially : a systematic attempt to overthrow or undermine a government or political system by persons working secretly from within (source)
That does indeed sound like what this individual is attempting does it not?
What if this individual, as a part of a team hears Trump action plans concerning other countries, or other sensitive classified information and/or intelligence? Will that information wind up in the New York Times as an Op-Ed too?
In this writer’s judgment, the New York Times once again exercised poor judgment in allowing, I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration to be published. This article is nothing more than a direct attack on President Donald Trump’s administration with the intention of causing as much damage as possible, i.e. a hit piece.
What does the crafter (I will not dignify him/her by referring to him/her as an author) of this so-called article hope to accomplish here? In this writer’s opinion, the goals of this piece are:
- To sow dissension and doubt in the ranks of the President’s administration, as well as the American people
- To sway public opinion against Trump, thereby influencing the 2018 midterm elections
- To firmly develop the idea that there are plenty of key players in the Trump administration that are hostile to and working against this president whom they see as a clueless buffoon – therefore we the public should see this as well
- To portray themselves (the resistance, i.e. the Deep State, despite the denial of being such) as patriotic Americans looking to protect America from a dangerous and foolish dimwit, capable of incalculable harm who just so happens to occupy the Oval Office
We also need to see and understand the timing of this hit piece. The midterms are right around the corner, the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings are under way, and there is more and more information being released to the public concerning the Illegal FISA warrants and other political corruption matters. It is no accident then that this anonymous hatchet job represented as a, we are here to save America piece was released now.
This is yet another desperate Deep State attack against the president to sway public opinion against him. The president does not play by the Deep State’s rules, when Trump says he is going to do something, he actually does it, unlike former presidents. Donald Trump is not a man to couch everything he says and does behind “diplomatic-speak,” he would rather say it like it is, he is therefore a threat to be eliminated.
In July of this year I wrote an article; Democrats: The Sky is Falling, It’s the End of America, and Trump is a Treasonous Russian Sympathizer – this NYT article is merely more of the same with a slightly different twist.
Look at this excerpt from the NYT article:
The bigger concern is not what Mr. Trump has done to the presidency but rather what we as a nation have allowed him to do to us. We have sunk low with him and allowed our discourse to be stripped of civility.
We may no longer have Senator McCain. But we will always have his example — a lodestar for restoring honor to public life and our national dialogue. Mr. Trump may fear such honorable men, but we should revere them. (source)
In other words, Trump does not allow America to be put in last place. Trump will not allow even our allies to continue to take advantage of us – NAFTA, NATO, Paris Climate accords etc. Then the icing on the cake, this fruit loop actually thinks John McCain is the cat’s meow, that should tell you everything you need to know about this person. In a word, clueless, just like the socialist leaning Democrats and RINO John McCain.
This article also laments that our country is “bitterly divided” over Trump’s leadership. That is not the case at all, this country voted Trump into office because we the people are sick and tired of people like this making empty speeches filled with empty promises while enriching themselves at the cost of this country’s greatness and the people’s not-so-deep pockets.
Then there is this gem from the article:
But we believe our first duty is to this country, and the president continues to act in a manner that is detrimental to the health of our republic. (source)
I have some problems with that statement:
If your “first duty” is to the country, then your first duty as part of your job is to the president of the United States as a part of his administration. If you don’t like the direction of the administration, then discuss it with the president, or one of the higher up staffers, or leave! Don’t write a whiny, snarky hit piece that you don’t even have the courage to put your name behind – that is called cowardice.
President Trump is acting in a “detrimental” manner towards our country? Really?
Under President Trump:
- Companies that went over-seas have returned to the U.S. mainland
- The U.S. economy is booming and growing at an unprecedented rate
- North Korea (which Bill Clinton and Barack Obama largely ignored) is no longer threatening us
- Some companies have increased wages, given bonuses, expanded operations, and hired more workers due to the Trump tax cuts
- The Trump tax cuts (despite the Democrats hindrance) have actually increased S. tax revenue
- NATO members are paying their fair share for the first time since NATO was begun
- Other countries are not being allowed to take advantage of the U.S. in wildly unfair trade deals
Trump is for sure far from perfect, but is he running off the rails, damaging this country, a buffoon with no idea what he is doing, and running amok and in need of removal from office? Not hardly. The Democrats want Trump impeached and removed from office because he through his very accomplishments alone has revealed just how corrupt and inept they are.
Yes friends, Trumpaphobia is alive and well.
Since 2013, Christian news magazine The Olive Branch Report has featured the insightful writing and reporting of Greg Holt. His writing has been featured on American Prophet, American Clarion, Eagle Rising, Capitol Hill Outsider, Sons of Liberty Media, Rev. Austin Miles, and others. Greg is also the Publisher and Editor of Inspirational Christian Blogs.
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Since 2013, Christian news magazine The Olive Branch Report has featured the insightful writing and reporting of Greg Holt. His writing has been featured on American Prophet, Conservative Firing Line, DC Clothesline, Eagle Rising, Capitol Hill Outsider, Sons of Liberty Media, Rev. Austin Miles, and others. Greg is also the Publisher and Editor of Inspirational Christian Blogs