THINGS HAVE GOTTEN NOTICEABLY DARKER IN RECENT DAYS – With new constructs in place, the ‘long knives’ are out for Trump like never before
Let’s review to begin. The long-portended timeline remains – everything is calibrated to the 2020 election cycle and it has been since its genesis. What seems to be emerging as a wrinkle is the notion that perhaps President Trump wishes to be formally impeached so as to gain rights, due process and a participatory voice in all of it because ultimately, it will backlash to undo all of the folks behind this fraud being exacted upon the American people (and one designed to undo an election.)
Remember how Pelosi fabricated the current impeachment construct – she changed House rules and impeachment rules and to the extent that she stripped Jerry Nadler and his House Judiciary Committee of its traditional impeachment oversight authority and effectively transferred it to Adam Schiff and his House Intelligence Committee. Schiff now bears the responsibility to facilitate hearings, take the findings of his committee’s work and then compile a report to be submitted back to Nadler’s committee. This Lawfare constructed strategy (see CTH for extensive reporting) allows Schiff to sanitize the totality of evidence and only submit to Nadler his cherry-picked evidence so to predicate the impeachment decision.
But do they actually want this? There are very clear reasons Pelosi has pursued the course she has – it’s a house of cards. Impeachment, like every other disaster the Democrats have touched, will boomerang to their own undoing.
Earlier today, in the first item linked below, I commented on the memetic properties of the 25 Oct 19 Newsweek cover drawing scrutiny to the message it was communicating: a recession, a possible President Pelosi, a probable President Pence and no mention of President Trump. The point was to draw attention to the establishment of preemptive political subtext.
Now consider what has emerged from a C-SPAN interview with former CIA directors John Brennan and John McLaughlin. Consider their comments,
“Thank God for the ‘Deep State, I mean I think everyone has seen this progression of diplomats and intelligence officers and White House people trooping up to Capitol Hill right now and saying these are people who are doing their duty or responding to a higher call."
– John McLaughlin
“This is the institution within the U.S. government — that with all of its flaws, and it makes mistakes — is institutionally committed to objectivity and telling the truth…It is one of the few institutions in Washington that is not in a chain of command that makes or implements policy. Its whole job is to speak the truth — it’s engraved in marble in the lobby.”
– John McLaughlin
“Thank goodness for the women and men who are in the intelligence community and the law enforcement community who are standing up and carrying out their responsibilities for their fellow citizens.”
– John Brennan
Here’s that last quote translated: Thank goodness for those men and women who are intentionally standing counter to the rule of law and serving as witting conspirators in this ongoing coup d’etat.
One question – at what point does the totality of such evidence and actions rise to the level of justifiable arrests? I believe us to be well past that point and long overdue. There are good reasons it hasn't happened yet - obvious and not obvious - or perhaps they won't happen. It could also be such that any arrests are merely an exercise in appeasement that will be unsatisfactory to those in the know but enough for them (the federal apparatus) to claim they were appropriately responsive.
One last thought – don’t forget about their remaining back-up plan – the 25th Amendment (discussion linked below.) The subtext is everywhere and they've already conducted litmus tests of it. Don't be surprised if impeachment implodes to total self-destruction and the 25th emerges in the ashes. Don't be surprised if Pelosi is past the point of no return and has no other option but to ram through her sham impeachment.
Regardless, it has gotten historically dark in this country and the 'long knives' are out for the President like never before.