“Deep State” misappropriation & the cryptocratic clique behind Trump

Recently, the right-wing media, from Infowars to Fox News, has been bandying the previously obscure term “deep state” about in reference to an alleged attempt within the executive bureaucracy and intelligence community to sabotage and undermine the Trump administration and its agenda. (This strategy, if it even exists, apparently isn’t working at all whatsoever since it hasn’t materially damaged Trump in any way and has only served to further rile up his already overwrought devotees.) Their gullible viewers have fully bought into the theater and truly believe that they’re peering into deep state machinations like out of a spy movie.

The media’s usage of the term “deep state” is almost always incorrect, since the deep state is framed by them as an exclusively “liberal” or (for the civic nationalist) “globalist” Obama holdover circle that exists almost entirely within the elected government’s bureaucracy and intelligence community. The reality is quite different – the real deep state is a multifaceted collage of interrelated cliques and factions (whose interests align more often than less) that interface and achieve their goals through insider corporations and financial institutions, the intelligence community/military, media, the scientific-academic establishment and non-governmental organizations/think tanks.

Political cartoonist Ben Garrison has even gone so far as to suggest that the deep state is (metaphorically) holding the American government (as a whole?) at knife-point:

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Clearly the implication is that a government or nation nominally headed by the Trump clique (and presumably on the up and up given Garrison’s consistent slavish glorification of Trump) is being assaulted by a shadowy faction led by liberals and RINOs (very Reaganesque). This is simply bogus – there is substantial evidence to suggest that many components of the deep state (with which Trump has been adjoined his entire adult life) are bolstering Trump and that the media circus surrounding this apparently weak and ineffectual coup against him is merely a smokescreen orchestrated by various deep state elements to hide Trump’s insider credentials and establish him as a political outsider to the masses.

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Firstly, it’s important to establish that this is simply a particularly sensational and dramatic iteration of the ages-old propaganda technique of framing your “side” or man as being in opposition to the establishment (typically represented by the incumbent administration’s party), which has been used recently by the Obama and Bill Clinton campaigns. Although Democrats can effectively deploy the technique, they simply cannot seem to match the Republicans’ mastery of the strategy. The Goldwater, Reagan and Trump campaigns have, with this propaganda strategy, stirred up populist fervor by engineering their candidate an anti-establishment almost messianic persona more effectively than any others in modern history. Surely, no one could play this role better than publicity craving life-long con-man and hustler Donald Trump.

The problem is that it’s virtually always a complete and utter sham. Barry Goldwater was (like Trump) bolstered in the media from day one and covertly supported by the right-wing/national security establishment anchored (at that time) by the American Security Council and John Birch Society, both of which were later credited with having been the driving force behind Reagan’s candidacy for president and, while in office, his foreign policy.[1] Ross Perot and Bill Clinton were both shams. Perot, a consummate political insider and close friend of Oliver North’s exposed to some of the US government’s darkest secrets, was the beneficiary of favorable treatment from the media (at one point being allowed back onto the debate stage after dropping out of the 1992 race) and was neck deep in intelligence connections through his company Electronic Data Systems, which had lucrative government IT & management outsourcing contracts and typified CIA involvement in the Dallas business community.[2] He was in fact so tied to intelligence that he was placed on Reagan’s Presidential Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board (a group of civilian presidential appointees that advise the president on intelligence and covert operations matters) and regularly attended AFIO (Association of Former Intelligence Officers)/OSS Society meetings.

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Ross Perot pictured at 2010 AFIO meeting (photo credit: ISGP)

Bill Clinton, who informed on left-wing anti-war groups and spied in Eastern Europe for the CIA while at Oxford, was a purely engineered product whose political career was enabled and coaxed along by deep state billionaire Arkansas wheeler-dealer Jackson Stephens (among others, such as the Tyson family and the Dixie Mafia), who was seemingly involved in nearly every major conspiracy in the 80s and early 90s from BCCI to CIA drug running out of Mena, Arkansas to the PROMIS scandal. Nearer to Clinton’s ascendancy to the presidency, he was backed by same liberal Eastern Establishment Atlanticist clan (epitomized by the Trilateral Commission) that effectively ran the Carter administration.[3][4]

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Pictured: The Stephens, Inc. building, dominating Little Rock’s skyline. Houses the offices of the investment firm Jackson Stephens founded.

Clinton (like nearly all presidents) spent the entirety of his presidency as a lapdog of the deep state interests that propelled him into the governorship of Arkansas then eventually the Oval Office and was largely confined to a merely ceremonial position by a wall of executive bureaucracy while he philandered around. Hillary was an immediate handler of Bill’s, but was not profoundly powerful as many on the alt-right (which was spun into a frenetic hysteria over Hillary that it’s barely gotten over by the CNP-crafted Trump media complex) would have you believe – she was really more of a trinket paraded around on national television to garner support for the Clintons from women more than anything else, much to her displeasure. Bill even reportedly remarked to senior White House reporter Sarah McClendon that “there’s a government inside the government, and I don’t control it.”[5]

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Little Rock – The headquarters of Acxiom, a database management and marketing services software/IT company primarily involved in mining consumer and financial data. Began as Jackson Stephens-backed firm Systematics, which was at the center of the notorious PROMIS scandal along with the NSA.

Barack Obama’s background is more well-hidden and obscure, but he almost certainly comes from an intelligence background. His supposed father was a pro-American anti-Communist agitator in Africa and essentially everyone on his mother’s side, including his mother herself and going all the way back to his maternal grandfather, appears to have worked with or for the CIA and/or military intelligence. Barack’s first job out of college was at a CIA-front import-export company in New York City called Business International.[6][7][8]

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Unlike the crude and impulsive Trump, Obama knows how to act and what to do when he knows cameras are likely pointed in his direction. A large part of Obama’s appeal was his mystique, which he was able to maintain throughout his presidency.

Obama was, like Clinton and Carter, an asset of the Atlanticist clique, represented best by James Jones, Paul Volcker, Larry Summers, Susan Rice and Obama’s unofficial (yet reportedly most important) foreign policy advisor, Zbigniew Brzezinski. According to John Taylor Gatto, an expert on elite educational institutions in the United States, Barack Obama displays highly sophisticated speech patterns (use of cadence, meter, etc.) and a uniquely subtle, suave, sophisticated and some would say inscrutable manner about him reminiscent of intelligence operatives and those who have received extremely rare esoteric speech and behavior training.

Trump, with a laundry list of “deep state” connections a mile long, is no different than any of the aforementioned, at least to anyone familiar with his unwashed history. Friedrich Trump, Trump’s grandfather, immigrated to the US from Germany and made his fortune operating brothels and opium dens in Seattle and British Columbia during the west’s mineral rush, after which he began buying up property in Queens. Donald’s father, Fred Trump, was not only a (corrupt and cronyistic) real estate developer, but was also at the center of the New York power-elite, having been a highly influential member of the Tammany Hall Democratic machine, Madison Democratic Club and Knights of the Round Table. Fred was also an enthusiastic donor to Jewish causes and worked in concert with fellow New York power broker and zoning lawyer Bunny Lindenbaum to subsidize the expansion of Judaism in Brooklyn and Queens through generous donations (typically in the form of land) to Jewish groups.[9]

Fred’s network extended beyond Brooklyn, reaching clear up to the mayor of New York Abe Beame, Roy Cohn, Bunny Lindenbaum, legendary publicist Howard Rubenstein, assembly speaker Stanley Steingut, well-connected bureaucrat Mike Bailkin and various New York-area mafias. fredtrumpFred utilized these extensive connections to procure preferable government treatment (mostly from the Federal Housing Authority) for himself and later Donald in the form of subsidies and lucrative no-bid contracts. Donald, after having been aided, underwritten and bailed out by his father innumerable times, mirrored Fred in his business dealings and political relations, except for the fact that Donald expanded into Manhattan and beyond whereas Fred refused to ever stray passed Brooklyn and Queens.[9] Trump is as defined by his life-long connection to the same New York elite (Roy Cohn clique, NY politicians, Russian-Jewish and Italian mafias, CIA, international finance, etc.) his father broke into as he is by his career as a real estate developer. In fact, the two are inextricable. Throughout his life, Donald Trump has been bolstered, facilitated, bailed out and protected by higher ups, and this relationship has expressed itself in Trump’s business dealings, his miraculous ability to consistently skirt – and often times break – the law without consequence and his securing of incalculable amounts of free publicity from the media. Hidden behind the facade of the quintessential self-made man is someone who owes his success to the same elite he pretends to revile.

The Cohn Connection

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Cohn & Trump (Cohn on far left)

Perhaps the most telling and important of Trump’s connections is his decades long affiliation and intimate friendship with his lawyer, advisor and mentor, Jewish pederast Roy Cohn, who instructed Trump to be aggressive and unrelenting in his dealings, secured Trump’s sister her judgeship and, most critically, was involved in brokering and running interference for many of Trump’s early Manhattan business and real estate deals, securing him critical tax abatements and zoning variances. Additionally, Cohn was involved in mediating a Reagan-era early 1980s “perception management” campaign spearheaded by William Casey that utilized Rupert Murdoch’s media assets to bolster Reagan’s foreign agenda. Cohn, like his protege, was also built up and granted passage into the American elite by king makers – his history intertwines with that of the Dulles brothers, J. Edgar Hoover and the early CIA. While working at the US Attorney’s Office in Manhattan (a job he obtained through his father’s political connections), Cohn was tasked in part with investigating and collating evidence on Alger Hiss, a suspected communist spy in the State Department. Additionally, he was critical in obtaining the death penalty for the accused Soviet spies, Julius & Ethel Rosenberg.

Afterwards, was hired on as red-baiting senator Joseph McCarthy’s lead prosecutor and counsel on the recommendation of J. Edgar Hoover, a close associate of Cohn’s who was blackmailed later in life by James Jesus Angleton, Meyer Lansky and possibly Cohn himself with evidence of his homosexuality. Cohn was protected and facilitated by the Dulles brothers throughout his career and later became one of the most powerful political fixers and attorneys in New York as well as a central figure in the “lavender Mafia” – a secretive and closely knit group of closet homosexuals in the American political right, and in particular the Reagan administration.

[Cohn] assumed a role in Donald’s life far transcending that of a lawyer. He became Donald’s mentor, his constant adviser. – Wayne Barrett, Trump: The Deals and the Downfall

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“I don’t kid myself about Roy. He was no Boy Scout.” – Donald Trump, The Art of the Dealpg. 99 (*Cohn on far right)

Cohn was highly placed in the right-wing political power structure as a point-man between Republican politicians and the intelligence community, having been one of the most powerful figures in the John Birch Society (whose spiritual successors were fully behind Trump from the beginning) and involved in advising Republican presidents (particularly Nixon), orchestrating right-wing media campaigns with the White House, European spy-hunting rings (which had among its ranks several former high-ranking Nazis), CIA-Mossad-British intelligence front company Permindex, Bronfman-Meyer Lansky front Lionel Trains, pedophilic intelligence blackmail rings and liaising with almost every major New York crime family of his time in.[10][11][12]

Hanging on the wall in Cohn’s office was a photo of Trump, according to Gary Belis, the former director of public relations for Fortune magazine, and Trump had signed it. “To Roy,” he had written. “My greatest friend. Donald.” – Politico

It is well-known that Cohn was acquainted with pretty well near everyone in New York and Washington and in large part ran New York’s notoriously carnal and degenerate nightlife circuit (anchored by his club, Studio 54) for the better part of half a century. However, the true extent of his abasement and treachery is more well hidden. Probably the darkest and most diabolical part of Cohn’s history was his orchestration of pedophilic blackmail rings in league with American intelligence (under the guise of fighting communism). Cohn has connections to two infamous child sex rings – the DC callboy ring and Franklin scandal.

…According to the former head of the vice squad for one of America’s biggest cities, ‘Cohn’s job was to run the little boys. Say you had an admiral, a general, a congressman, who did not want to go along with the program. Cohn’s job was to set them up, then they would go along. Cohn told me that himself.'”

Cohn was a good friend of Craig Spence and together with top CIA and Army men, as well as politicians and businessmen, he once threw his birthday party at Spence’s house. Spence was later investigated for running a CIA-sanctioned homosexual and pedophile entrapment ring at his house with operations going straight up to the White House. [12]

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(from left to right) Cohn aide David Schine, Joseph McCarthy & Roy Cohn (photo credit: ISGP)

Cohn reportedly used the famous Plaza Hotel in Midtown Manhattan (eventually bought by Donald Trump, who may have been an involved party) as a staging location for blackmail/entrapment operations:

…When New York attorney John Klotz began to investigate Roy Cohn on behalf of a client…declassified New York government files and spadework by a private detective substantiated the allegation that there was indeed a ‘blue suite’ at the Plaza, Suite 233. ‘Roy Cohn was providing protection,’ Klotz discovered. ‘There were a bunch of pedophiles involved. That’s where Cohn got his power from—blackmail. [13]

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The Plaza Hotel in Midtown Manhattan (photo credit: Wikipedia)

To no one’s surprise, Cohn was wretched and depraved in his personal life as well. He was a prodigious consumer of illegal drugs and a rampaging sex-addicted homosexual pedophile who Wayne Barrett (who knew Cohn personally) described as a “chicken hawk after little boys”, “incandescent evil” and having given off a “Satanic feeling”. Descriptions of various aspects of his personal life and bizarre behaviors are literally blood curdling:

His [Roy Cohn’s] life was spent in a cocoon of filth and disrepair. “The expression used to describe Roy’s abodes time and time again was ‘shit house,’ ” writes von Hoffman. His bedroom was decorated with frogs: frog drawings, frog paintings, frog decals, frog patterns on sheets, on nightshirts, on wallpaper, froggies everywhere; it was a room “bulging with stuffed animals, in this enormous turn-of-the-century townhouse, the plaster cracking, the paint all but gone from the walls, leaks squirting, and drafts finding their way through the ill-attended cracks.”

His table manners were notoriously foul. He would eat from other people’s plates, using his fingers, dipping his fingers into their gravy. He craved sweets but feared getting fat, so, as one boyfriend recalled, “In these fancy restaurants he’d order the yummy desserts, eat them and then spit them out into a napkin.” [14]

cohnfrogTrump himself credits the warped Cohn with having been his foremost advisor (in other words, Cohn brought Trump to a higher political understanding, something that’s utterly crucial for anyone to succeed in high-level Manhattan business) in both his business and personal life. However, any remaining unpublished evidence of the full extent of his relationship with Roy Cohn was lost forever after the transcript of Trump’s testimony at Cohn’s disbarment hearing was lost in a sectional warehouse fire that occurred only a few months before Trump announced his candidacy.

Cohn Links Trump, Media

Cohn, like most other powerful lawyers, had preferred mouthpieces in the media through which he planted stories to serve him and his clients’ purposes. The most significant of those was the New York Post, Rupert Murdoch’s right-leaning tabloid newspaper which almost singlehandedly turned Donald Trump into a celebrity in the late ’70s and maintained his image as the symbol of wealth and grandeur throughout the ’80s and ’90s. Cohn would plant gushing, aggrandizing – as well as completely dishonest – articles in the New York Post about Trump. This kind of unashamed flack coverage was most definitely signed off on by the Post’s owner, Rupert Murdoch, himself a major power broker throughout the Anglosphere and United States and without a doubt the most powerful media executive in the world. Murdoch controls nearly half of the British and Australian medias and virtually all aspiring national British  and Australians politicians require his affirmation and good graces lest they be torn apart by his influential network of newspapers and television holdings. (Murdoch has had a close relationship with Trump and speaks with him weekly about “strategy”).

“I would actually sit there where (Cohn) would have a (New York Post) reporter on the phone, and he would be dictating the story, dictating word for word: ‘Donald Trump made a billion-dollar deal with the Saudis today, period, paragraph.’ You know, it was extraordinary.” – Roger Stone

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From internal Nixon administration memo authored by Ailes

Comically uncritical coverage of Trump at Fox News shouldn’t be a surprise since it is also owned by Rupert Murdoch through News Corp. Roger Ailes, the former CEO of Fox News, has been a media consultant to every Republican president since Nixon and was, along with Lee Atwater, one of the key architects of modern Republican media strategy and turned television into a political propaganda medium for the GOP. This was, quite literally, the model for Fox News, which Ailes would found with Rupert Murdoch in 1996. Contrary to the Twitter theater between Trump and Ailes that was played up in the media early in election season, the two have been close for decades. Ailes was, in fact, the figure responsible for thrusting Trump into politics by giving him a daily call-in segment on Fox & Friends and has been a close advisor of his ever since. So, if Trump was this “political outsider” detested by the GOP establishment, why the decades long mutually beneficial relationship with Murdoch and Ailes, two of the most powerful and storied Republicans in modern American history?

The Trump Intelligence Agency (TIA)

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Trump’s home in Sterling, VA. Notice the camera.

As has been reported extensively by Buzzfeed and WaPo, Donald Trump appears to have a penchant for covert surveillance, which squares with his history of intrigue with blackmail and association with people like Roy Cohn, both of which are very important threads throughout his life and enabled his meteoric rise in the Manhattan business community. Mar-A-Lago, Trump’s resort in South Florida, had (and likely still has) taps on every phone line, which allowed Trump and his security staff to listen into all phone calls made by staff and many phone calls made by guests. The implications of this are quite startling when you consider the fact that Mar-A-Lago is a major destination for informal business meetings and is frequented by powerful businessmen, lawyers, politicians, etc. His golf courses and other country clubs serve a similar purpose and also feature surveillance capabilities, which, according to sources familiar with the golf course and security businesses, are excessive, intrusive and not at all typical of an average golf course. Additionally, Trump owns a little-known, nondescript and utterly uncharateristic two-story middle class home in Sterling, Virginia adjacent to his golf course serving the D.C. metro area. The home is riddled with hidden surveillance equipment – low-profile cameras that look like smoke detectors, embedded microphones, etc.  – monitored remotely by his security team in New York, and, according to those familiar with the goings on at the home, is frequented by politicians, who are given “safe haven” at the house. Not surprisingly, a covert surveillance system for eavesdropping on business meetings held out of Trump Tower was installed on the 26th floor of the tower for Trump according to a 1993 biography on Trump, ‘Lost Tycoon’. Executives working out of Trump Tower and Trump-owned casinos warned colleagues that phone calls and in-person conversations were likely being eavesdropped upon. In all likelihood, Trump acquired this behavior from Roy Cohn, who, according to his former switchboard operator and courier, had similar surveillance systems installed at his offices and tacitly allowed the courier to listen into his conversations. (Interestingly enough, Christine Seymour, Cohn’s former courier, noted that Cohn spoke, along with Trump, almost daily with former CIA director William Casey and Nancy Reagan.)

Certainly, this begs the question as to whether there were others besides Trump and his security staff listening in to conversations that took place in his properties. It wouldn’t too far a stretch to suggest the FBI as a party to this behavior given Trump’s history of cooperation with the FBI regarding potential mob activity around his Atlantic City casinos (which undoubtedly involved permitted FBI surveillance) and the unusual number of FBI arrests made out of Trump Tower. An FBI surveillance operation busted a gambling ring headed up by the Russian mafia that operated out of a suite in Trump Tower and seperately led to the arrest of a Brazilian FIFA official who had accepted bribes. Perhaps it’s not merely a coincidence then that Trump’s many sloppy and cavalier business and financial dealings and questionable personal ties have never been scrutinized and pressured by the FBI.

The Trump-CIA-Mossad-Mafia nexus

It is popularly know even among mainstream politicos that Donald Trump has conducted extensive business with “the mafia.” However, the mob isn’t even the half of the story – everywhere the mob appears in Trump’s past (which has usually been in the form of the international Jewish criminal syndicate), the intelligence community and international criminal right-wing Zionism are at its hip. In fact, Trump’s entire career in real estate has been framed by his connection to the John Birch-Cohn clique which would eventually die off, but not before birthing the neoconservative establishment of today (a la James Woolsey, Richard Perle, PNAC etc.). Perhaps no business of Trump’s exemplifies the kind of operations he’s involved with and people he runs with than Resorts International, a CIA-Mossad backed casino holding company Trump had a significant ownership stake in and for whom Trump served as little more than a colorful front man.

Resorts International originated as a CIA front company masquerading as a legitimate paint store chain whose purpose was almost exclusively to launder money for American and Israeli intelligence with the help of mafias mostly affiliated with legendary money launderer and Jewish mobster Meyer Lansky. Later, the company was spun-off into Resorts International as its primary business became the ownership and operation of casinos and resorts used to launder money for deniable CIA & Mossad operations. Among its financial backers were Meyer Lansky, the CIA and military connected Mellons, David Rockefeller, Switzerland-based Mossad money launderer Tibor Rosenbaum and the Rothschilds. In the late ’80s, Trump took over as the titular head of the company after previous frontman James Crosby’s passing.[15]

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Pictured: The BNY Mellon building in downtown Pittsburgh. The Mellon family is linked to the right-wing American national security and defense/scientific establishments and was instrumental in bringing a major defense industry and military presence to Pittsburgh (mostly through the spook-mill that is Carnegie Mellon University).

Other interesting dealings of Trump’s are his casino/resort development deals with various mafia figures (most notably the Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino and Taj Mahal, both of which were involved with money laundering and purchased from associates of Meyer Lansky) and acquisition of the Trump Building in Lower Manhattan whereby he purchased the building at a discount as a result of the fact that it was in limbo – the Trump Building was secretly owned through a front by Ferdinand Marcos, whose assets had been frozen (coincidentally enough, Paul Manafort was an advisor of Marcos’).[16][17][18]

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Trump Building (his most valuable property) – 40 Wall Street, New York, NY

The 1970s saw the reduction of all major established East Coast crime families (primarily Italian) to nothing, which cleared the path for the monopolization of organized crime by the Russian-Jewish mafia in the late ’70s through the ’80s. Interestingly enough, Rudy Giuliani, a life long confidant of Trump’s, was instrumental in taking down several Italian New York and Philadelphia crime families, thus (apparently intentionally) leaving a vacuum for the already formidable existing Russian-Jewish criminal elements.[19]

As the Russian mafia rose to prominence in the ’80s, Trump’s personal and business associations in the criminal world adjusted accordingly, hence his later affiliation with seemingly every Russian of any relevance at all (most of them are Jewish as well) – Israeli citizen, Alfa Group oligarch and CFR member Mikhail Fridman, CIA-MI6-KGB cavorting oligarch Roman Abramovich (who fingered Putin, put him into power and remains his closest confidante to this day), corrupt fertilizer billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev, CIA-compromised mobster Felix Sater (who is a senior advisor to Trump and maintains an office in Trump Tower, where his employer Bayrock Group is based), KGB-connected Tamir Sapir (also part of the Bayrock Group) and Ukrainian born Israeli citizen and Giuliani-backing “businessman” Sam Kislin, among plenty others. A Russian gambling ring headed up by mobsters Alimzhan Tokhtakhunov and Vadim Trincher operated out of Trump Tower in New York for years. So not only does Trump have numerous connections to the Pilgrims Society/Anglo-American establishment and Russian-Jewish elements in the US, but also to many of the oligarchs who constitute the covert underground KGB-successor government that survived the break-up of the USSR, enriched themselves during the period in which government assets were privatized after the fall of the Soviet Union and control Russia from behind the scenes to this day. None of this should be surprising given the fact that the U.S. real estate market (Manhattan’s in particular) benefited greatly from the vastly increased capital inflows into the U.S. from the former Soviet Union after its collapse.[10]

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Jared Kushner leaving Henry Kissinger’s Manhattan townhouse (photo credit: Gawker) Kissinger said of Kushner, “Every president I’ve ever known has one or two people he intuitively and structurally trusts. I think Jared might be that person.”

Of course, Trump’s association with questionable Jewish figures doesn’t stop with Russian oligarchs and mobsters. Trump (like his father) has a long history of generously donating to Jewish causes, which has apparently been reciprocated judging by the number of prominent Jewish multi millionaires and billionaires (such as Sheldon Adelson, Steve Wynn, Carl Icahn, etc.) that donated to his campaign in both the primary and general election. His daughter, Ivanka, converted to Judaism after marrying real estate heir Jared Kushner, himself the son of the Clinton-backing real estate swindler (redundant?), convicted felon and Zionist Charles Kushner who financially supported many of Benjamin Netanyahu’s election campaigns and even hosted the Israeli prime minister in his own home in New Jersey when Netanyahu visited the US. (Most of his other children are married to Jews as well.)

trumpkissngerKushner, who’s been advised and mentored by both Rupert Murdoch and Henry Kissinger, is reportedly Trump’s most effective handler in addition to being an unofficial ambassador and go-between for his clueless, unrefined father-in-law, especially in regards to Middle Eastern and Israeli affairs, having brokered Trump’s pre-inaugural sit-down with Benjamin Netanyahu. Kushner was involved in orchestrating the behind-the-scenes digital marketing campaign (with lots of help from Peter Thiel and Cambridge Analytica – more on them later) that purportedly helped seize Trump the election. Zionist Michael Glassner, formerly a high-level director at AIPAC (a central part of the Israel lobby) and engineer of the deal that gave the lease of the World Trade Center to Larry Silverstein, was a deputy campaign manager and advisor of Trump’s. Glassner has a long history of “handling” high profile Republican politicians such as Bob Dole, Sarah Palin and George W. Bush during election season.[20]

Update: According to a bombshell report from Politico, Trump, Putin, Kushner, Abramovich, Sater/Arif/Sapir/Bayrock Group and yet another Russian-Israeli oligarch with close ties to Putin and Trump, Lev Leviev are all connected (and likely interface) through an international Hasidic Jewish cult-like organization called Chabad-Lubavitch initially cultivated by Putin in the late ’90s through his installation of a Chabad leader as the head of the Russian Jewish Congress. Trump has conducted business with and has personal ties with many prominent members of Chabad. Chabad has a presence in the most obscure corners of the world, is apparently rather loose about its members’ adherence to Hasidic Jewish principles and several well-known members of Chabad have known links to the KGB/Russian intelligence. Reads to me like a front for Russian-Israeli intelligence. This is a developing story. 

Dirty Money, Drugs & Illicit Sex

Three of Trump’s more explicit ties to drug running and money laundering (favorite pastimes of the CIA and Mossad) specifically lie in Joseph Weichselbaum, Tevfik Arif and Adnan Khashoggi. Weichselbaum was a thrice-convicted felon and cocaine trafficker who managed the company (owned by Weichselbaum’s brother) that operated and maintained helicopters flying high-rollers to Trump’s casinos in Atlantic City. As Weichselbaum was facing yet another drug conviction, Trump vouched for him in court, asserting he was an upstanding citizen, which was a bizarre move for a casino mogul since any association with felons could have put Trump’s New Jersey casino license in jeopardy. Despite this, Trump continued to associate with Weichselbaum (as well many others involved with the mafia in Atlantic City, particularly Nicky Scarfo) and even went as far to give him an apartment in one of Trump’s Manhattan properties to live in after he was released from prison. Trump’s casino license was never revoked despite his blatant violations of New Jersey law regarding casino operators, but this isn’t surprising given the fact that Trump’s casino license was, in an unprecedented fashion, granted immediately without any vetting and apparently protected by behind the scenes players (much like Trump has been his entire life).[21]

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Trump, Felix Sater & Tevfik Arif (photo credit: NYT)

Tevfik Arif, born in what is now Kazakhstan and brought up in the USSR, is the founder and chair of real estate development firm Bayrock Group, which co-developed the Trump SoHo and Trump International Hotel & Tower in both Fort Lauderdale and Phoenix and now has its headquarters in Trump Tower. Arif and Bayrock may also be connected to the Gulen movement in Turkey. In 2010, Arif was arrested in Turkey on suspicion of running a human trafficking and prostitution ring involving many high-level Russian, Eastern European, Turkish and Middle Eastern politicians and businessmen (not too dissimilar from Jeffrey Epstein’s child sex ring, which will be discussed later). In 2012, Arif was acquitted on all charges, which is odd because several Turkish newspapers were able to obtain undeniable proof of Arif’s guilt.[22]

Adnan Khashoggi, probably the most storied globe-trotting high-powered CIA-Mossad collaborating arms/drugs trafficker, money launderer and false-flag facilitator in history (connected to Iran Contra and 9/11), has been uncovered by investigative journalist Daniel Hopsicker as an associate of Donald Trump’s whose relation goes far deeper than just having his famed yacht eventually bought by Trump. According to Hopsicker, an informed source of his in Palm Beach has information that Trump gave Khashoggi (who attended his wedding to Marla Maples) shelter from INTERPOL at Mar-A-Lago while Khashoggi was under indictment for defrauding a large Thai bank. Khashoggi has throughout his life been intimately involved with the Cohn-Nixon-Reagan-North-John Birch-CNP clique of “national security” boosters towering behind the artifice that is Donald Trump.[23]

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Pictured: Ivanka Trump and Ramy El-Batwari (second from right) – Adnan Khashoggi’s “lieutenant” – at an event hosted by Donald Sterling. (photo credit: Fitzpatrick Informer)

Of course, any discussion of Trump’s sordid past would be remiss without mention of Jeffrey Epstein, who orchestrated (or, perhaps just managed) a massive pedophilic blackmail ring stretching from the Virgin Islands to Palm Beach to Manhattan that entangled everyone from Trump to Bill Clinton to Ehud Barak to Courtney Love (yes, that Courtney Love). Epstein and his various manipulative female deputies procured underage girls from around the world primarily through modeling agencies (an industry Trump has been involved with – his modeling agency recruits girls as young as 14) and enticements of careers in acting, modeling and fashion. Epstein’s chief aide and most effective procurer was Ghislaine Maxwell, the daughter of Mossad asset, publishing baron and parliamentarian Robert Maxwell. Ghislaine was responsible for recruiting Virginia Roberts into Epstein’s operation while Roberts was a towel girl at Trump’s Mar-A-Lago.[24]

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Les Wexner’s Manhattan townhouse (occupied by Epstein), which was at one time among the largest and most expensive pieces of real estate in New York

Epstein’s homes in Palm Beach and New York contained elaborate covert surveillance systems – hidden CCTV cameras, taps on all landlines within the homes, sophisticated computer network monitoring and high-end security suites installed on all computers, etc. According to the testimony of Larry Visoski, Epstein’s pilot, a dedicated technician who flew in from New Albany, Ohio maintained all surveillance equipment and handled any recorded footage from CCTV cameras. New Albany, a relatively small town outside Columbus, Ohio, happens to be Les Wexner’s residence and is sometimes referred to as ‘Wexley’ after Wexner’s massive Georgian estate. Wexner, another GOP-aligned Russian-Jewish Israel booster and mega-donor, is the long-serving chair and CEO of apparel conglomerate L Brands and was Jeffrey Epstein’s mentor and beneficiary. Epstein’s New York apartment was owned by Wexner and it appears that Wexner was in control of the blackmail material collected at Epstein’s residences, suggesting that Epstein was merely a front for a Wexner-orchestrated blackmail operation, which likely involved American and Israeli intelligence.[25][26]

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Epstein’s somewhat underwhelming (but appropriately low key) Palm Beach mansion (photo credit: Curbed)

Certainly one would imagine that, given Trump’s involvement with Epstein (and Roy Cohn), he’s likely sexually compromised and blackmailed. Although the alt-right and Trump supporters dismiss the possibility that Trump was involved in Epstein’s child sex ring out of hand, there is much evidence to suggest that he was. The most crucial piece of evidence in favor of this is the fact that Trump’s name was circled by Epstein’s Palm Beach butler in Epstein’s contact book as a material witness to or someone directly involved with pedophilia. Trump’s entry in the contact book has probably nearly every phone number of his and his associates at the time listed, meaning Epstein and Trump were likely very close. Mark Epstein, Jeffrey Epstein’s brother, testified to as much (and also exposed the fact that Donald flew on Epstein’s private jet, which was referred to as the “Lolita Express” by Epstein and his sleazy friends).[27]

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Trump’s entry in Epstein’s “Little Black Book” (photo credit: Gawker)
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Testimony of Mark Epstein

A lawsuit brought forth by Katie Johnson alleges that in 1994 she was violently raped by Donald Trump (and death-threated afterwards) when she was 13 years old at a party of Epstein’s in New York. Johnson was seeking a career in modeling at the time and was lured into Epstein’s scene with promises of an avenue into modeling and admission to the Fashion Institute of Technology. Most lambasted the lawsuit as a pathetic partisan attempt to cast aspersion on Donald Trump, which could very well be true given the involvement of former Jerry Springer producer Norm Ludlow (who has a history of peddling dubious stories about celebrities) and anti-Trump conservative agitator Steven Baer in bringing the case to the media.[28] Despite this, many aspects of the claims in the lawsuit comport with known details of Epstein’s operation (and with Donald Trump’s germophobia) and Johnson’s witness, ‘Tiffany Doe’ (an anonymous name), who was a procurer of Epstein’s, corroborated the story.

After the lawsuit was dropped by Johnson because she allegedly started receiving veritable threats on her life, the notoriously imprecise right-leaning British newspaper/gossip rag Daily Mail published an article (whose only source was conveniently anonymous) asserting that Johnson ‘made it all up’ with virtually no evidence to back up the claim. This, along with the revelation that Johnson had drug problems, put the final nails in the story’s coffin.

However, keep in mind that while this lawsuit and its flaky accuser have issues, it’s ultimately credible because of 1) the inclusion of a witness who accurately describes Epstein and his methods and 2) the fact that the accusation fits with Trump’s pattern of sexual behavior. Notwithstanding Trump’s association with not a few lecherous and sexually depraved people (many of them known to be blackmailers), he’s also been accused of rape several times before (the first and most famous accusation originating from his first wife, Ivana, who conveniently recanted the claim a little over a month after Trump declared his candidacy) and has made lewd and inappropriate comments about underage females, some of them even directed towards his own daughter.[29][30]

On a related note, Elaine Chao (Trump secretary of transportation), her family and her husband Mitch McConnell appear to be connected to drug trafficking through Chao’s family’s shipping company, despite their pristine public image.

The Deep State & the Election

What’s most interesting about Donald Trump is that he is right at the confluence of two major deep state clans – the radical American right-wing national security establishment epitomized by the secretive John Birch Society scion the Council for National Policy (this circle, along with Israel, is primarily responsible for the Trump media complex)

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Conservative media as we know it originated as a Reagan White House PR effort to push GOP foreign policy prescriptions. Pictured: Ronald Reagan, Rupert Murdoch, Charles Wick, Roy Cohn and Cohn law partner Thomas Bolan in the Oval Office on Jan. 18, 1983 (photo credit: Reagan Presidential Library)

and the multinational Jewish-Israeli crime syndicate. These two factions have been closely aligned with each other for ages and are heavily represented in the American intelligence community.

Speaking of politically connected corporations, electronic voting machine manufacturers tend to be connected to the Republican Party and the defense establishment. This was popularly known among many after the Bush-Gore vote count fiasco, but apparently slipped the collective conscious after a torrent of mostly phony stories about George Soros and Clinton-connected voting machine companies began being pushed by various alternative media outlets and Fox News.

Diebold, despite the fact that it no longer exists in a voting machine manufacturing capacity (its electronic voting business was sold to ES&S in 2007), is probably the most well-known company that has manufactured voting machines. It was an insider corporation before it began making voting machines and remains one to this day – north_canton4-1280x960it originated as a bank vault and physical security system firm which became a major defense contractor before turning to banking automation technology. Today, it is by far the largest ATM manufacturer and among the largest financial/commercial and transaction processing software and systems analysis companies in the world (although it’s not widely advertised, a large part of what Diebold does is very similar to what P-Tech of 9/11 fame did).

An exposition of Diebold voting machine involvement in the 2000 and 2004 Florida and Ohio vote counts and technical breakdown of how those may have happened are beyond the scope of this post, but you can read more about it here and here. Diebold’s former long-time chair and CEO, Walden O’Dell, was a major GOP donor and pledged to the 2004 Bush reelection committee that he was committed to “helping Ohio deliver its electoral votes to the President.”[31]

The largest electronic voting machine manufacturer with over 60% of the American market share is ES&S, based out of unassuming Omaha, Nebraska. The company cemented its leading position in the industry while headed by GOP donor and investment banker Chuck Hagel, who would be elected to the senate then appointed Secretary of Defense under Obama as well as appointed to the President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board.[31]

Hart InterCivic, one of the few remaining large voting machine companies, is owned by Bain Consulting Group alumnus and Romney friends from the GOP-boosting and intelligence connected renegade private equity firm, Texas Pacific Capital.[32]

This of course raises the possibility that electronic vote and election fraud were responsible for Trump’s miraculous win in November of last year. This possibility certainly shouldn’t be dismissed. In 23 out of 28 states that conducted exit polls, the discrepancies between said exit polls and the vote count favored Trump while only 5 favored Clinton, which is suspicious enough on its own. Additionally, in 13 of those 23 states, the discrepancy between the vote count and exit polls exceeded the margin of error of the state’s exit polls, which on this scale is simply unprecedented in US electoral history. In 4 key battleground states which Trump won – Florida, North Carolina, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania (all of which rely heavily on computerized voting systems and which electronically tabulate their final vote count) – there were major discrepancies between the exit polls and vote counts, and only Florida’s discrepancy was less than its exit poll’s margin of error.

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Table credit: TDMSResearch

**credit to Monica Perez of The Propaganda Report for tipping me off to the above table. 

All Roads Lead Back to Cohn

Certainly, not all indications of deep state backing of nominal outsider Trump are rooted in obscure history – many involve people and organizations very much alive and well today. The most visible is Roger Stone, a GOP political operative and provocateur who was introduced to Donald Trump by Roy Cohn (and along with Trump was likely involved in Cohn’s sexual blackmail ring) and served as a consultant to the Trump presidential campaign (even after he officially left the campaign).

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Stone and Nixon

Stone, currently at the ripe age of 64, got his start working for Nixon’s re-election committee, CREEP as a mere teenager. Right off the bat he proved his worth as a black bag operative by 1) donating funds that he made appear to be from the Young Socialist Alliance under a fake name to Nixon’s GOP rival Pete McCloskey then leaking the receipt to a New Hampshire newspaper and 2) getting a spy loyal to the Nixon campaign hired as Hubert Humphrey’s driver. Officially, Stone was a scheduler with the Nixon campaign, but according to Stone “by night, I was trafficking in the black arts. Nixon’s people were obsessed with intelligence.”[33]

After Nixon’s departure from the White House and flight back to Southern California, Stone remained loyal to him and served as his “man in Washington” according to Stone, who even has a life-sized tattoo of ever so anti-establishment Richard Nixon on his back.[34] He then worked on Reagan’s 1980 campaign, where he was introduced to Reagan advisor and loyalist Roy Cohn. According to Stone (who has a tendency to flaunt his filthy maneuverings to interested parties), Roy Cohn gave him a briefcase containing blackmail material (and possibly bribes) for him to deliver to lawyers for New York’s Liberal Party in order to get John B. Anderson the nomination for the Liberal Party, something that would fracture the opposition to Reagan in the state.[33]

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Roger Stone and Roy Cohn – both have been sexually unhinged their entire lives, a common denominator among many right-wing virulently anti-gay politicians.

After Reagan’s win in 1980, Stone co-founded political consulting firm Black, Manafort & Stone (the ‘Manafort’ in the name referencing Paul Manafort, another Cohn affiliate introduced to Trump by Cohn) and went on to pull a diversity of dirty tricks for the the Bush I & II, Bob Dole and Arlen Specter campaigns. He aided Bush I’s campaign by having putatively anti-Bush “political outsider” Donald Trump join the race as a Reform Party candidate in order to sabotage Pat Buchanan’s candidacy and helped Bush II’s first campaign by helping to initiate the Brooks Brothers riot that put a stop to the Miami-Dade County vote recount – this provides a little context for Stone’s counterfeit opposition to the Bush family. Throughout this time, Stone also acted as a lobbyist for Donald Trump’s business interests and as a close advisor of his.[35] Stone has also dabbled in Democratic political maneuvering as well, at one point directing FBI informant Al Sharpton to join the race for the 2004 Democratic presidential nomination in an attempt to undermine Al Gore and set Sharpton up as a punching bag for the conservative wing of the media.[33]

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Quintessential alternative media figure Alex Jones of Infowars and bisexual swinger GOP operative Roger Stone walking the streets of Jones’ base of operations, Austin, TX (a hive of shady government-connected companies and activity)

Today, he is most well-known for his capacity with Israel and CIA connected alternative media figure and pro-Trump hack Alex Jones. Stone seems to set Jones’s agenda (with Jones serving as more or less a mouthpiece) and regularly makes appearances on his show, which has proven to be an incredibly effective outlet for Roger’s baseless claims and blatant disinformation intended to send the conspiracy-aware down fruitless rabbitholes (probably the most famous claim of his being the allegation that former Clinton aide Huma Abedin is a covert radical Islamist). However, his ties to the alternative media run far deeper than just Jones. Stone himself admitted that he has a back-channel line of communication with Julian Assange/Wikileaks, which is a likely intelligence front. Wikileaks has served as a potent vehicle for propaganda advantageous to Donald Trump cleverly framed as “leaked” emails and documents. The leaks may or may not be legitimate – some of the emails have allegedly been verified via authentication of cryptographic signatures attached to all emails, but with Wikileak’s intelligence connections and background, it (or, more likely, whoever leaked the emails to them in the first place) could very well have knowledge of various proprietary cryptographic hash functions, meaning they could’ve effectively ‘forged’ authentication signatures across many email clients.

Wikileaks’ most notable releases have been:

  1. The Podesta emails, which sparked the bogus Pizzagate alt-right fever dream which I imagine most are familiar with. Roger Stone probably had prior knowledge that Podesta’s emails would be leaked and may have even been involved in crafting the absurd baseless pizzagate fable (which was expanded upon by legions of 4chan and Reddit “investigators” who rely heavily upon photo analysis, which is about as sound as crime lab hair follicle analysis (in other words, not sound at all).[36]
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    This cartoon, by Sean Corcoran, is on Jeff Zucker’s office’s window sill.

    The DNC emails, which attempted to establish that there was high-level collusion between the media and the Clinton campaign/DNC. While a few of the emails do indicate as much, the claims are exaggerated and Wikileaks and its wide-eyed followers of course fails to acknowledge that there was collusion between the media and Trump as well. At CNN, staffers complain of Jeff Zucker (Trump’s self-described friend and “personal booker“) and his insistence on constantly covering Trump. Zucker previously worked with Trump at MSNBC on The Apprentice and enjoyed a special relationship with him all throughout the election season which he used to turn CNN’s deteriorating ratings and viewership numbers around. Over at MSNBC, Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski (both of whom have communed with Trump at Mar-A-Lago) and their producers allow Donald Trump to personally dictate what they can and cannot ask him. The media gifted Trump full control of the news cycle, almost $2 billion in free advertising and massively disproportionate coverage compared to both rival GOP nomination contenders (even before he registered in the polls) and Clinton. On a related note, Roger Stone also likely had advance knowledge of the DNC leaks having privately communicated with DNC hacker Guccifer 2.0 on multiple occasions.[37][38]

  3. The laughable ‘Vault 7’ supposed CIA document leak laying out a variety of “CIA” hacking tools. It is a classic limited hangout – all of the hacking techniques, exploits and vulnerabilities in Vault 7 have been known to cybersecurity experts for years prior and some of the content of the documents appears to have been lifted straight off of Reddit. For a real example expose of the American intelligence community’s mind blowing hacking capabilities, see Kaspersky Lab’s report on NSA computer firmware trojans.

**For a more detailed analysis of Roger Stone and pizzagate, see Fitzpatrick Informer’s excellent article on the two and their relation to each other

Bannon: Trump’s Deep State Handler

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Founding CNP member and rabid Trump supporter Phyllis Schlafly speaking to the Council.

A common denominator among many surrounding Trump is membership with the Council for National Policy (CNP), an intensely secretive cabal of mostly neoconservatives from the national security/defense establishment and radical theocratic Christian right that dates back to the early Reagan years and serves as more or less a far-right analog to the liberal-centrist tending Council on Foreign Relations (which Trump and his network have a litany of connections to as well).

Before approaching Bannon, it’s important to establish the role of an influential faction of Reagan-era conservatives (most of whom are members of the CNP) led – at least publicly – by Trump advisor and former Reagan counselor and attorney general Edwin Meese. Meese, a long time national security establishment power player and behind the scenes political manipulator who was involved in Iran-Contra as well as the PROMIS/Inslaw scandal through his government IT systems consulting firm Hadron, founded the Reagan Alumni Advisory Council for Trump-Pence, which is composed of over 200 Reagan administration alumni. Among its ranks are pro-Trump CNN pundit Jeffrey Lord, “mega-lobbyist” Haley Barbour, elite GOP political consultant Ed Rollins, radical Christian Israel-booster Gary Bauer, and former Bush drug czar William Bennett. Meese’s Advisory Council promotes massive tax cuts and a rebirth of the Reagan administration’s “peace through strength” foreign policy.[39][40]

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However, the most interesting member of the advisory council is Frank Keating, former governor of Oklahoma and Reagan attorney general who got his start as an FBI special agent who made his career after making a number of high profile “terror-related” arrests. While in the Reagan White House, Keating oversaw the FBI, U.S. Marshalls, ATF, Customs Service, Secret Service and DEA. Keating was intimately involved in the Oklahoma City Bombing conspiracy, having been governor of Oklahoma at the time. His brother, Martin Keating, wrote a manuscript approximately four years before OKC called “The Final Jihad” which tells the story of a group of terrorists led by a Thomas McVey who conspire to bomb a federal building in Oklahoma City as well as scenarios eerily reminiscent of the TWA downing and WTC bombing of 1993.[41]

The book’s blurb reads

Martin Keating is a master storyteller with unique access to government intelligence agencies and clandestine terrorist groups. His brother Frank Keating, currently governor of Oklahoma, is a former FBI agent and assistant secretary of the Treasury who supervised the Secret Service, U.S. Customs, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms. Keating’s uncle, Barney Martin was a career intelligence officer who headed the U.S. Navy’s worldwide foreign intelligence collection operations and counterintelligence activities.

Introduced to the intelligence community through generations of family involvement, Martin Keating knows intimate details of what the rest of us can only imagine. Armed with firsthand knowledge of explosives and of chemical and biological weapons, Keating accurately reveals what the highest government officials have known, feared, and covered up for much too long.

What is with all these conspiracy fixtures from the ’80s and ’90s reappearing after almost two decades of obscurity? Are we about to see a reemergence of mass-scale sophisticated false flag domestic terror (beyond the scattering of shootings that defined the Obama era) and Reagan-era unhinged renegade cowboy foreign policy?

New faces abound as well. First and foremost of CNP members (at least formally) in the Trump administration is none other than Stephen Bannon, Trump’s mysterious chief “strategist” and senior White House counselor, who along with Kelly Anne Conway has been a CNP member since at least 2014 according to a leaked membership directory. Bannon, who masquerades as a rabid anti-establishment marauder, has deep roots in the national security and financial establishments.

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Bannon while serving as an enlistee in the Navy

Bannon served in the Navy first as an engineer then navigator on the destroyer Paul F. Foster for around three years and became an officer in only half a year, an extremely rare feat. While attending the preeminent spook university, Georgetown to obtain a degree in “national security studies”, Bannon worked in the Pentagon as “special assistant” to the Chief of Naval Operations during the Reagan administration. Bannon’s official role was coordinating communications between Naval officers in the Pentagon and writing analytical reports of the state of the Navy. However, the position of “special assistant” often also denotes someone who is an unaccountable deniable link in place to do dirty work. Bannon’s immediate boss in Naval Operations, Capt. J. Arnold, provides a rather peculiar description of Bannon’s role in the Pentagon:

“[Bannon] was a very good problem solver,” Arnold recently recalled. “When I had a problem that I needed help on, he was a good guy to go to. And he knew people in the Pentagon who knew the answers when I needed answers.

A friend of Bannon’s in Naval Operations said of Bannon that it was

…like he’s lobbying to become Chief of Naval Operations… He could sense what was going on behind the scenes.

Any further information on what Bannon did in the Navy is being withheld by the Navy, which cited “undisclosed issues with the service’s personnel archives” as the reason they couldn’t provide any other specifics as to what Bannon did while serving in the military. Clearly, this means that there’s something to hide – did he perhaps serve in Naval intelligence?[42]

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Steve Bannon’s entry in a leaked CNP membership directory

For his entire career in media, investment banking then into politics and eventually the White House he seemingly had no fixed address and was peripherally related to a few drug smuggling operations and stock fraud schemes through his ex-wife Diane Clohesy and a shady business associate of his, Anthony Badolato, who is, along with several other shadowy illicit businessmen and criminals, involved in the network of shell companies Bannon’s owned or been involved with.

After graduating from Harvard Business School, Bannon worked in Goldman Sach’s private equity division specializing in media mergers & buyouts then in Hollywood consulting on conservative documentaries and films, one of which was Peter Schweizer’s documentary, Clinton Cash which broke the Clinton Foundation story wide open. Schweizer, a fellow at the right-wing defense establishment hive Hoover Institute (intimately connected to the Stanford Research Institute and Bechtel dynasty), founded the Government Accountability Institute with funding from GOP kingmaker and mega-donor Robert Mercer and the Koch Foundation.

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Bannon was a co-founder of Israel-tied Breitbart News along with Andrew Breitbart and Larry Solov and procured substantial funds for the website from the aforementioned Robert Mercer, who as a result is a partial owner of Breitbart. Mercer, a reticent hedge fund billionaire tied to the NSA through his mathematician business partner James Simon (who donates to Democrats “to hedge” – haha – against Mercer’s backing of Republicans), is among the many wealthy and powerful people supporting Trump both directly and indirectly through media outlets like Breitbart. Along with funding Breitbart, Mercer was by far the largest donor to the Trump campaign and the pro-Trump Make American Number 1 PAC. Mercer delegates much political maneuvering to his wife, Rebekah Mercer, who has about as much access to the president as her husband, having sat on Trump’s transition team.[43][44]

What is it with the “anti-establishment” right and defense/intelligence-connected analytics companies?

Mercer’s “big data”/analytics firm, DoD contractor Cambridge Analytica was employed by the Cruz, Trump and pro-Brexit campaigns to conduct sophisticated psychometric research through mining voters’ social media and to manipulate public opinion and reportedly played a crucial role in the election of Donald Trump and the outcome of the Brexit referendum. Bannon, having been connected to the Mercers since his stint at the Government Accountability Institute, sits on its board. Its parent company, London-based SCL Communications, is a government contractor that carries out psychological warfare and “influence operations” in the UK.[45][46]

Yet another connection of Bannon’s to shady analytic software companies appears in VizSense, a social media targeting/ad optimization company founded by former Navy SEAL and CIA-collaborator John Iadonisi. The company, based out of the (Michael) FlynnIntel Group’s former offices in Northern Virginia, was hired by Bannon to conduct “millennial engagement” via social media, specifically through producing videos. On VizSense’s website, it claims to “weaponize your brand’s influence through military-grade influencer marketing and intelligence services.” Interesting choice of words in ‘military-grade’ given Iadonisi’s military/intelligence background.

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Trump and Thiel

Peter Thiel, a German-born billionaire hedge fund owner, businessman and futurist was an early financial backer and public supporter of Trump along with Mercer. In addition to being a major financial backer and public supporter, he has been one of Donald’s closest advisors and was highly placed in Trump’s transition team. Thiel, who is now a member of the Bilderberg Steering Committee, got his start as a lawyer at Sullivan & Cromwell (one of the most powerful law firms in the world) before co-founding PayPal, from which most of his fortune is derived. Thiel was one of the first investors in InQTel-backed Facebook and remains on its board to this day. InQTel (the CIA’s venture capital arm that seems to have had its tentacles in every major software/technology company at some point in their history) also invested heavily in Thiel’s big data/analytics company, Palantir Technologies (named after a fictional glass ball that “sees the future”), which derives almost all of its revenue from CIA, Department of Defense and law enforcement contracts, most of which involve data mining any resources Palantir can get its hands on for the purposes of “counter-terrorism” (code for foreign and domestic surveillance).

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Palantir headquarters in Palo Alto, CA

It also seems as though Thiel (and possibly Palantir, or an organization related to it) was involved with or at the very least was familiar with the internal workings of the Trump campaign’s analytics-driven digital media campaign given his highly specific and detailed knowledge of Jared Kushner’s role in managing it (curiously enough, Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google, also knew of Kushner’s involvement). According to a Forbes expose, the Trump digital campaign “delved into message tailoring, sentiment manipulation and machine learning” – machine learning (along with neural networking, “AI”, etc.) is essentially the crux of cutting edge data analytics, the type Thiel’s Palantir focuses on almost exclusively. Kushner, commenting upon his “secret data operation”, said “our best people were mostly the ones who volunteered for me pro bono. People from the business world, people from nontraditional backgrounds.” What “nontraditional background” means is anyone’s guess, but a good one would be a Palantir background given the fact that employees from Thiel’s software firms and venture capital fund had been seconded to work for the Trump campaign – did Peter Thiel effectively donate to the Trump campaign effort by having his employees work for the campaign pro bono? Certainly, his involvement would make sense, given the fact that he and Palantir have everything to gain from Trump and his administration’s advocacy for the vast expansion of the surveillance state both in scope and scale.

Deep State Administration

As is typical of those in close advisor and counselor positions in the White House, Bannon serves very much as Trump’s “eyes and ears” and handler – he controls the flow of information to the president and decides what’s important for him to know and what isn’t. In the case of Trump, it appears as though he’s essentially clueless as to what’s actually going on in the government – Bannon and White House staffers must make sure that the president only consumes media favorable to him lest he goes off the rails. It’s also quite clear that Bannon, “formerly” with Breitbart News manipulates the president by inserting inflammatory news stories sure to inflame Trump into his daily briefs – this is how the shaky and unproven assertion that the Obama administration surveilled his campaign reached Trump. (Certainly, if the Obama administration wanted to covertly spy on Trump’s campaign for political purposes, they wouldn’t do it through official channels like the FISA court; they would do it in a deniable fashion directly through contacts at intelligence agencies or other organizations capable of that kind of surveillance, such as intelligence outsourcing firms like Booz Allen and CSC.)[47][48]

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“I play to people’s fantasies. People may not always think big themselves, but they can still get very excited by those who do. That’s why a little hyperbole never hurts. People want to believe that something is the biggest and the greatest and the most spectacular. I call it truthful hyperbole.” – Donald Trump (The Art of the Deal, pg. 58)

Trump reportedly spends most of the day watching cable news, reading newspapers or trawling Twitter and reads and discusses top secret briefs in the midst of hundreds of guests at Mar-A-Lago (all the while looking detached; catatonic even). Neoconservative Mike Pence likely predominates as it relates to policy. As with Resorts International, The Donald serves as a mere figurehead trotted out for public consumption while his behind the scenes sponsors and handlers run the show. (He doesn’t even write the majority of his tweets.) Traditionally, important handlers are placed in either the Deputy Secretary of State’s office or in the office of National Security Advisor, although recently this trend has broken down since the days of Henry Kissinger, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Strobe Talbott, Richard Armitage, Brent Scowcroft, Sandy Berger etc. and we can no longer reliably predict where handlers are placed and must evaluate whether someone in an administration has true power on a case-by-case basis. Although Trump’s cabinet is largely filled with Jewish-neoconservative national security boosters (the PNAC crowd), diplomatic Eastern Establishment Atlanticist types also appear in key roles, though they are still almost exclusively right-wing.

The current acting Deputy Secretary of State is Thomas Shannon, an Oxford graduate Obama-era diplomat who survived the purge of State Department officials that occurred during the first months of Trump’s presidency. It is likely that he will be replaced. Initially, neoconservative Israel shill, CNP & CFR member and Iran-Contra conspirator John Bolton was presumed to be the shoe-in Deputy Secretary of State and was apparently the Trump administration’s top pick, but was shot down due to extreme resistance from the rest of the GOP which was wary of Bolton’s high profile. Trump has, however, promised Bolton a position in his administration, and there are plenty high-level offices still vacant.[49]

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Tillerson speaking to the CFR

The current Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, “former” chair & CEO of insider corporation ExxonMobil, has an entire catalog of deep state ties as well. Having been the chairman of join American-Russia oil company Exxon Neftegas, he’s spent almost as much time face-to-face with Vladimir Putin as Henry Kissinger and is a close friend of Putin’s “de facto deputy” in charge of Russia’s security/military apparatus Igor Sechin. Additionally, Tillerson is a member of the CFR, CSIS and the powerful Business Council, which according to sociologist William Domhoff is the most powerful non-government organization in the world and “supports the network of corporate control, and influence over the economy, politics, and media.” Dick Cheney, Henry Kissinger, Donald Rumsfeld and James A. Baker (Bush II secretary of state and Reagan secretary of the treasury) were the four critical people who promoted Tillerson as secretary of state to the Trump administration. Baker, who has extensive business ties to Tillerson, was chief legal advisor to George W. Bush during the 2000 election and oversaw the Florida vote recount. On 9/11, Baker met with members of the Bin Laden family at the D.C. Ritz-Carlton for a Carlyle Group board meeting. Surely Kissinger, Baker and Cheney were well aware of Tillerson’s ties to Russia, so why did they lobby for him? You would certainly think that given the above facts, the media would be obsessively covering Tillerson and monitoring his every move, but they’ve been conspicuously absent in this regard.[50][51][52]

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“So it’s a hell of a lot of fun to shoot ’em. Actually, it’s a lot of fun to fight. You know, it’s a hell of a hoot. It’s fun to shoot some people. I’ll be right upfront with you, I like brawling.” – Jim Mattis

Jim Mattis, current secretary of defense, is an unabashed warmonger (whose pet issue is advocacy of war with Iran) and sits on the boards of defense contractor General Dynamics and biotech “start-up” Theranos, a supremely shady and taciturn company whose board of directors also contains favorites such as Henry Kissinger (one of Mattis’ favorite diplomats), George Shultz and Riley Bechtel. As a high ranking Marines officer, Mattis was a leading proponent of organizing land forces into small unaccountable renegade units – effectively mercenaries, modeled after private & intelligence paramilitary units. Mattis’ deputy, Patrick Shanahan, was formerly a Boeing executive. Certainly, Mattis isn’t alone in his capacity as a “national security” booster and at times frenzied and virulent warmonger.

Keith Kellogg, a senior NSC official and key national security advisor of Trump’s formerly worked as an advisor to Oracle Corporation’s “homeland security division” (does Oracle have government contracts it’s not telling anyone about?) and has been employed by CACI, a major military and intelligence IT contracting/outsourcing company. Mike Pompeo, Trump’s CIA director, is an Iran hawk and champion of NSA surveillance who got his start at Williams & Connelly (the most powerful and exclusive law firm in D.C.) and whose political career was spawned by the Koch political machine. The secretary of homeland security, John F. Kelly, is yet another extreme war on terror alarmist who served as the defense secretary’s military assistant during the Obama administration.

Two Bush II holdovers stand out in the Trump administration – Joe Hagin, deputy chief of staff for operations and Tom Bossert, homeland security advisor. Bossert was one of the co-authors of the National Strategy for Homeland Security (which proposed the creation of the DHS), was W. Bush’s deputy homeland security advisor. Hagin held the same role he has currently in the Bush II administration and his day-to-day power reportedly rivaled that of Karl Rove. Trump is supposedly staunchly opposed to the Bush family, establishment Republicans and everyone associated with them. So how come all of these Bush-era powerplayers and Koch assets have been placed in the bowels of his administration? What gives?

Trump National Security Council

H.R. McMaster, an Army lieutenant general, succeeded the dull empty suit disinformation disseminator and propagandist Michael Flynn as National Security Advisor. McMaster is apparently backed by powerful interests. This is evidenced by the fact that 1) he bucked and criticized his immediate bosses in the military and trashed his own military’s history and strategy his entire career yet was never forced out or purged, an extremely rare feat indicative of protection from above; and 2) was lobbied for by insiders Jim Mattis and John McCain (who speaks almost daily to McMaster and Mattis) – this perhaps explains why the mainstream press heaped so much praise upon him. Like Mattis, McMaster has been seen as an intellectual leader in the military, allegedly having crafted a large portion of the Army’s Iraq counterinsurgency strategy, apparently taking cues from the “world’s leading expert on counterinsurgency warfare” David Petraeus, who is very close to both McMaster and Mattis and has been advised by them on multiple occasions. Petraeus’ “favorite intelligence officer”, Derek Harvey, has been appointed senior director of the NSC for Middle Eastern affairs.[44][53] Why two counterinsurgency experts have been appointed to top positions in government is unclear at this point, but needless to say it doesn’t look good, especially in the context of the Trump administration’s war & domestic surveillance/crackdown agenda:

The best counterinsurgency campaigns integrate and synchronize political, security, economic, and informational components that reinforce governmental legitimacy and effectiveness while reducing insurgent influence over the population. COIN strategies should be designed to simultaneously protect the population from insurgent violence; strengthen the legitimacy and capacity of government institutions to govern responsibly and marginalize insurgents politically, socially, and economically. (U.S. Government Counterinsurgency Guide, 2009)

However, McMaster’s two female deputies are considerably more interesting than him. K.T. McFarland is particularly fascinating. After having watched several interviews and talks of hers, it’s become obvious to me how seasoned and sophisticated she is, and how someone like her could very easily play the role of a crucial handler. She attended Oxford then MIT, where she studied defense planning and became a self-described nuclear weapons expert. During the ’70s, McFarland worked on Henry Kissinger’s NSC staff writing (read: manipulatively wording) briefs for the president and remained on the NSC during the Ford administration as a Kissinger protege.[54]

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K.T. McFarland with Henry Kissinger in the ’70s

In the ’80s, McFarland was one of defense secretary Caspar Weinberger’s closest aides as well as his speechwriter and communications chief. According to McFarland, her speeches were used to “short-circuit layers and layers of conflicting interests” in the defense bureaucracy. Weinberger was a very powerful secretary of defense and was noted for his key role in massively increasing the size and scope of the defense department and crafting the Strategic Defense Initiative before he was indicted for his involvement in the Iran-Contra affair (which Weinberger friend and CNP member Oliver North was also famously involved with). After his political career was over, he became vice president and general counsel of Bechtel, a large insider engineering corporation with CIA & DoD contracts involved in the construction of underground government bases.[55]

As Deputy NSA, McFarland has been not-so-subtly pushing for the agitation of North Korea and convened a meeting of national security officials to solicit proposals for a first-strike on North Korea. Dina Habib Powell, recently hired by H.R. McMaster, is Deputy NSA for Strategy (a separate position from the Deputy NSA). She was previously a high-ranking staff member in the Bush II administration “assisting the president” on appointing cabinet, subcabinet and ambassadorial positions. Powell then went to work for Goldman Sachs and at some point joined the Trilateral Commission, a major conspiracy staging ground which embraces neoliberalism in international relations (which advocates maximizing absolute as opposed to relative gains for states and cooperation/diplomacy), the co-opting of geopolitical adversaries and “soft power”. McMaster, McFarland and Powell are members of the Council on Foreign Relations.[56][57][58]

Update: McFarland is reportedly being offered a position in the State Department (perhaps deputy Secretary of State, a position which has not yet been filled with a Trump appointee) or an ambassadorial position. 

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Alfred Taubman, Trump & Kissinger

A common theme among Trump administration defense and diplomatic officials is a connection to premier global conspirator and champion of realpolitik, Henry Kissinger, which shouldn’t be surprising given the fact that Kissinger is reportedly a close unofficial advisor of Trump’s (having at one point advised Trump to accept Crimea as part of Russia) and intends to serve as a critical intermediary between the Trump administration and Vladimir Putin, possibly coordinating a strengthening of ties (of indeterminate length) between the US and Russia to counter rising Chinese geopolitical influence. (In the ’70s, Kissinger conducted secret foreign policy with the Chinese, attempting to use them as a counterbalance to the USSR. Could the inverse be happening today?) This effort would also invariably involve Japan, a country that feigns weakness and pretends to isolate itself from the world stage, but in reality has, like the US does, a cult-like faction of militarists in the defense establishment who push and lobby for war with China, develop secret weapons systems in league with American companies like Raytheon and carry out unauthorized covert spying. Japan’s involvement with global conspiracy is generally very well hidden, but was exposed in the aftermath of 9/11 with the involvement of Fuji Bank and Komatsu in the event.[59][60]

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Why is the government of Japan peddling a “working partnership” between it and the US on Facebook? Is right-wing re-militarized Abe-led Japan ready to step into the limelight of global politics positioned against China? Perhaps the White House’s SoftBank “deal” underwritten by Saudi Arabia was intended to kick this off.

The deep state naturally extends to the economic and financial executive bureaucracy under Trump as well. Wilbur Ross, former senior managing director of Rothschild Inc. who, with early Trump supporter and donor Carl Icahn, engineered a deal whereby Trump was able to maintain control of his Atlantic City casinos after they were foreclosed upon, is now secretary of commerce.[61] Stephen Schwarzman, chairman & CEO of Blackstone Group, the world’s largest private equity company, is the chairman of the president’s Strategic & Policy Forum and one of the most influential economic advisors of the president’s along with Cohn, reportedly having convinced the president not to push to get rid of the Dreamer and DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) programs. Schwarzman has been very close to the Bush family, having attended Yale and been a member of Skull of Bones with George W. Bush, whose political career Schwarzman later financed. Fellow Bonesman, political paymaster and long-time Goldman Sachs partner Steve Mnuchin is secretary of the treasury. (Gary Cohn, another former high-ranking Goldman executive, is now the president’s chief economic advisor.) Mnuchin, like Ross, has been involved in business dealings with Trump – his firm Dune Capital invested heavily in Trump hotels in Chicago and Hawaii.[62] Interestingly enough, the alt-right phantom George Soros (a business partner and friend of Mnuchin’s) was also part of a consortium of investors into the Trump tower in Chicago that after completion of the tower effectively forgave Trump hundreds of millions in interest payments by allowing Trump to purchase the remaining portion of the loan at a drastically reduced price.[63][64] Charles Kushner was involved in a similar scenario with a Chinese real estate consortium connected to the Chinese government.

We have yet another private equity-hedge fund connection to Trump in Steve Feinberg, co-founder and CEO of private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management, which owns murderous bloodstained defense contractor DynCorp. Turns out, Feinberg may have murderous inclinations in common with the jewel of his company’s portfolio. Feinberg, another member of the Business Council, has been a top economic advisor to Trump and was recently asked by the president to lead a “review” of US intelligence agencies. What in the blue hell does that mean?

Trump’s secretary of education, Betsy DeVos, is Erik Prince’s sister. Prince, yet another CNP member, founded the infamous contract mercenary and security firm Blackwater and reportedly advises him on matters of intelligence and national security, even going so far as to help establish (along with Bannon and Jared Kushner) a secret back-channel of communications with Russia. The primary thrust of the meeting was purportedly Russia backing off its informal alliance with Iran, which would most definitely fit with the Trump administration’s aspirations of obliterating Iran. It is very likely that Prince, who despite having sold Blackwater to a consortium of investors several years ago has extensive contacts within the NYPD and FBI (two law enforcement organizations from which Blackwater recruited out of heavily) was the person leaking details of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private home-brew email server. Prince has publicly called for a revival of the CIA’s Phoenix Program, a renegade mind control assassination ring that existed during the Vietnam War. Joseph Schmitz, an executive director of Blackwater, was a foreign policy advisor for Trump’s campaign. So was WASP-Zionist father of PNAC, extreme neoconservative war-pusher and former CIA director James Woolsey. What is it with Trump and unhinged rampaging warmongers and contract murderers?[65][66]

In Conclusion

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“Thank you for that wonderful tribute to Henry Kissinger yesterday. Congratulations. As the most recent National Security Advisor of the United States, I take my daily orders from Dr. Kissinger, filtered down through General Brent Scowcroft and Sandy Berger, who is also here. We have a chain of command in the National Security Council that exists today.” – James L. Jones, first NSA under Obama

Although it can certainly be established that Trump and his administration are squarely in the right-wing establishment camp, it isn’t readily apparent who is going to be calling the shots in the administration. We most definitely know it is not Trump himself nor is it ever going to be, but determining who the power behind the throne is in the administration (or, more accurately, represents the true authorities and kingmakers of the world) is something that is incredibly difficult to predict and can only truly be known in hindsight. Trump himself is insulated from the rest of the administration by his circle of close advisors – Kushner, Bannon & Stephen Miller, who in my estimation are not so much real decision makers or power brokers as they are handlers and go-betweens. As it stands, most of the key higher level secretaries and national security officials in the administration appear to be empty suits (except for Tillerson, who is very powerful), McMaster in particular – his expertise appears to be spouting off military jargon and groveling to elite think tanks. (Perhaps he’s literally taking his orders from Henry Kissinger, as we know other national security advisors have in the past.) Other key defense establishment officials appear at least at first glance to be serving at the behest of the defense contractors who stand to gain tremendously from the Trump administration’s agenda.

It stands to reason that Mike Pence may play a powerful role in the administration (particularly from a policy standpoint) given the fact that Donald Trump Jr. told vice presidential interviewees that they would be in full charge of the administration’s domestic and foreign policy while the president is busy “making America great again” – in other words serving as a figurehead. This wouldn’t be unprecedented for a Republican administration, as Republican vice presidents are often far more powerful than the presidents they serve under (see: George H.W. Bush under Reagan, Cheney under Bush II, etc.).

However, regardless of the internals of the administration, clearly Trump and his administration are in no way representative of political outsiders or their interests, being connected to just about every conspiratorial faction present in the Western world from the conservative and liberal Anglo-American WASP leagues to the Jewish-Zionist-Russian criminal syndicate to the militaristic sunbelt-based CNP neoconservative junta. These very sanctioned gangs have through their various media operations duped a substantial proportion of the American population into believing with unshakable conviction that a blackmailed inveterate con-artist and swindler who supports continued warmongering and the expansion of the surveillance and police states is truly on their side and will fight for them as opposed to the people who funneled Trump into his final and most awesome acting gig.

Notes:

[1] The American Security Council

https://isgp-studies.com/american-security-council

[2] H. Ross Perot

http://www.famoustexans.com/rossperot.htm

[3] Arkansas Connections: A Time-line of the Clinton Years

http://prorev.com/connex.htm

[4] Jackson Stephens, BCCI and Drug-money Laundering

http://www.reddirtreport.com/red-dirt-grit/jackson-stephens-bcci-and-drug-money-laundering

[5] The White House’s Role in Crashed UFO Retrievals

http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/exopolitica/esp_exopolitics_ZZL.htm

[6] Obama’s Mommy: What Did She Do for a Living?

http://larouchepub.com/other/2015/4218_obama’s_mommy.html

[7] Obama Conclusively Outed as CIA Creation

https://www.infowars.com/bombshell-barack-obama-conclusively-outed-as-cia-creation/

[8] CIA Established Many Links to Journalists in US, Abroad

[9] Trump and the Artifice of the Deal

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/05/donald-trump-2016-father-artifice-of-the-deal-213888

[10] Trump, Clinton, Jewish Mafia, CIA Sex Rings

http://aanirfan.blogspot.com/2016/05/trump-clinton-jewish-mafia-cia-sex-rings.html

[11] Murdoch, Scaife & CIA Propaganda

https://consortiumnews.com/2014/12/31/murdoch-scaife-and-cia-propaganda/

[12] “La Nebuleuse”: Supranational Network Tied to Child Abuse Networks, Iran Contra, Cocaine Cartels and the BCCI’s “Black Network”

https://isgp-studies.com/belgium-la-nebuleuse-atlas-dossier-and-dutroux-x-files#33

[13] Bobby & J. Edgar: The Historic Face-off Between the Kennedys and J. Edgar Hoover than Transformed America

[14] King Cohn

https://www.thenation.com/article/king-cohn/

[15] Who Towers Behind Trump?

http://americanfreepress.net/who-towers-behind-trump/

[16] How Close was Donald Trump to the Mob?

http://thefederalist.com/2015/07/28/how-close-was-donald-trump-to-the-mob/

[17] Trump Controlled by the Mossad – Part II

https://fitzinfo.wordpress.com/2016/11/08/trump-controlled-by-the-mossad-part-ii/

[18] Inside Trump’s Most Valuable Tower

https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2016-trump-40-wall-street/

[19] Rudy Giuliani & the ‘Russian’ Mob

https://www.mikepiperreport.com/Articles_Archive/AmericanFreePress/AFP2007_07-12/Michael_Collins_Piper_AFP20071217_Rudy_G_Godfather_of_the_Russian_Mob.html

[20] Michael Glassner – Ballotpedia

https://ballotpedia.org/Michael_Glassner#cite_note-7

[21] Trump Vouched for Cocaine Trafficker

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/celebrity/the-donald-and-the-dealer-173892

[22] Donald Trump pal Tevfik Arif busted in Turkey for allegedly running hooker ring aboard yacht

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/trump-pal-busted-allegedly-running-hooker-ring-yacht-article-1.191136

[23] Donald Trump and the Palm Beach Homies

http://www.madcowprod.com/2016/03/09/donald-trump-palm-beach-homies/

[24] Virginia Roberts: Who is the woman at the centre of the Prince Andrew sex allegations?

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/virginia-roberts-what-do-we-know-about-the-woman-at-the-centre-of-the-prince-andrew-sex-allegations-9958539.html

[25] Epstein Deposition Testimony

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/1508967-deposition-excerpts.html#document/p76/a263754

[26] The Wexner War

http://freepress.org/article/wexner-war

[27] Mark Epstein deposition

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/1508967-deposition-excerpts.html#document/p73/a263754

[28] The lawsuit accusing Trump of raping a 13-year-old girl, explained

http://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2016/11/3/13501364/trump-rape-13-year-old-lawsuit-katie-johnson-allegation

[29] Ex-Wife: Donald Trump Made Me Feel ‘Violated’ During Sex

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/07/27/ex-wife-donald-trump-made-feel-violated-during-sex.html

[30] Trump Controlled by Mossad

https://fitzinfo.wordpress.com/2016/10/29/trump-controlled-by-mossad/

[31] Diebold’s Political Machine

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2004/03/diebolds-political-machine

[32] New owners of voting machine company HartInterCivic have close Romney ties

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/10/16/1145225/-New-owners-of-voting-machine-company-Hart-Intercivic-have-close-Romney-ties

[33] Behind the scenes of the Donald Trump-Roger Stone show

https://pando.com/2015/08/11/behind-scenes-donald-trump-roger-stone-show/

[34] Roger Stone Knew Guv’s Terrible Secret, According to Roger Stone

http://gawker.com/371345/roger-stone-knew-guvs-terrible-secret-according-to-roger-stone

[35] Trump’s Dirty Trickster: The Staggeringly Shady Dealings of Political Operative Roger Stone

http://www.alternet.org/election-2016/trumps-dirty-trickster-staggeringly-shady-dealings-political-operative-roger-stone

[36] Roger Stone Concocted Pizzagate for Trump?

https://fitzinfo.wordpress.com/2016/12/31/roger-stone-concocted-pizzagate-for-trump/#_ednref14

[37] Murdoch & Trump, an Alliance of Mutual Interest

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/03/14/520080606/murdoch-and-trump-an-alliance-of-mutual-interest

[38] Roger Ailes is Advising Trump Ahead of Presidential Debates

[39] Reagan for Trump: Meese leads over 200 Reaganites to Team Trump

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/reagan-for-trump-meese-leads-over-200-reaganites-to-team-trump/article/2605975

[40] The INSLAW Octopus

https://www.wired.com/1993/01/inslaw/?topic=&topic_set=

[41] The Final Jihad

[42] Trump’s controversial new adviser promoted conservatism even in the Navy

http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/trumps-controversial-new-adviser-promoted-conservatism-even-in-the-navy

[43] Sidestream Media: The Backstory

https://akamaitree.wordpress.com/2017/01/04/sidestream-media-the-backstory/

[44] What Does the Billionaire Family Backing Donald Trump Really Want?

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/01/no-one-knows-what-the-powerful-mercers-really-want/514529/

[45] Data Firm Says ‘Secret Sauce’ Aided Trump; Many Scoff

[46] Ted Cruz PsyOp

http://www.voltairenet.org/article190187.html

[47] How Trump’s Staffers Tried to keep him Off Twitter

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/trump-twitter-staffer-235263

[48] Trump tweeted Obama wiretap claims after aide slipped a Breitbart article into his reading pile: report

https://www.rawstory.com/2017/03/trump-tweeted-obama-wiretap-claims-after-aide-slipped-a-breitbart-article-into-his-reading-pile-report/

[49] Trump Chooses H.R. McMaster as National Security Adviser

[50] Mysterious Rex Tillerson

http://aanirfan.blogspot.com/2016/12/mysterious-rex-tillerson.html

[51] SUPRANATIONAL SOCIETY: MASTERLIST OF 1,300 NGOS AND THE TOP 400 PEOPLE IN THEM

https://isgp-studies.com/ngo-list-foundations-and-think-tanks-worldwide

[52] Rex Tillerson, a Candidate for Secretary of State, Has Ties to Vladimir Putin

https://www.wsj.com/articles/donald-trump-candidate-for-state-has-close-ties-to-vladimir-putin-1481033938

[53] Major General Herbert Raymond McMaster

http://time.com/collection-post/70886/herbert-raymond-mcmaster-2014-time-100/

[54] Clinton Challenger Pulled From Reagan-Era Hat

[55] Listening Between the Lines

http://www.nytimes.com/1985/02/11/us/listening-between-the-lines.html

[56] Trilateral Commission Executive Committee 2015

http://trilateral.org/download/files/NA%20members%20SEPTEMBER%202015.pdf

[57] Dina Powell, the West Wing’s Hire Power

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A64575-2005Jan10.html

[58] H.R. McMaster

https://www.iiss.org/en/persons/hr-s-mcmaster

[59] Henry Kissinger has ‘advised Donald Trump to accept’ Crimea as part of Russia

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/henry-kissinger-russia-trump-crimea-advises-latest-ukraine-a7497646.html

[60] Is Trump the Back Door Man for Henry A. Kissinger & Co?

http://journal-neo.org/2017/01/09/is-trump-the-back-door-man-for-henry-a-kissinger-co/

[61] Meet Wilbur Ross, who once bailed out Trump in Atlantic City and is now his pick for Commerce secretary

http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-wilbur-ross-commerce-20161208-story.html

[62] Trump’s Top Fundraiser Eyes the Deal of a Lifetime

https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-08-31/steven-mnuchin-businessweek

[63] Did George Soros Forgive Trump a $312 million debt?

https://wearechange.org/george-soros-forgive-trump-312-million-debt/

[64] Big names back Trump tower

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2004-10-28/news/0410280265_1_donald-trump-soros-fund-management-blackacre-institutional-capital-management

[65] Erik Prince and the Council for National Policy: Armageddon Soon

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joseph-a-palermo/erik-prince-and-the-counc_b_66839.html

[66] Notorious Mercenary Erik Prince is Advising Trump from the Shadows

https://theintercept.com/2017/01/17/notorious-mercenary-erik-prince-is-advising-trump-from-the-shadows/

Why the ‘border tax’ is a bad idea

The Trump administration’s border tax has been trumpeted by legions of supposedly pro-market pundits in the right wing media for months now. It is relatively simple to dissect this misguided policy:

First, it’s necessary to get past the obfuscatory language – ‘border tax’ is essentially a glorified term for a tax on imports, or tariff (border tax sounds more exciting though, doesn’t it?). A tariff’s intended effect is to make (presumably cheaper) foreign imports at least relatively (if not, absolutely) more expensive than the same domestically produced goods in order to prop up domestic firms. Since imports become more expensive as a result of the tax, the level of imports drops and more domestic goods are purchased since they become cheaper than foreign goods. Another less obvious effect of the tariff is, since the equilibrium price is not being attained and production does not reflect consumer preferences, a decrease in allocative efficiency/overall societal economic benefit. In other words, the marginal benefit to the consumer of consuming the last unit of a good is less than the marginal cost to the producer of producing the last unit of said good and consumers end up with a burden of taxation/loss of economic benefit/utility (necessarily) in excess of any increase in economic benefit to producers. This is illustrated by this graph:

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As you can see, value to consumers is lost in two areas where trade with the tariff does not take place – from QC1 to QC2 under the demand line and from QS1 to QS2 under the supply line. The overall loss in consumer surplus (the difference between what a consumer is willing to pay for a good and what they end up paying on the market) is expressed by the area composed of producer surplus above P-world, tax revenue and societal loss. Part of the loss in consumer surplus is canceled out by gains accruing to producers (because of the increase in the market price of their good and increased production) and part of the loss is recouped in the form tax revenue, but some of the lost consumer surplus is irretrievable and accrues to no one (hence the overall “loss” in societal benefit).

It is important to note that this example is of a market for one specific good. If we were to extend this out to the entire economy, an even greater societal loss would likely occur as a result of some of almost all firms’ producer surplus being canceled out by increased costs of inputs caused by the tariff.

So, already we have a loss in economic efficiency and overall well-being. However, this is only a first-order effect. Now we must observe any second-order effects of the so-called border tax:

Assuming international trade always means that different currencies are traded/purchased as means of payment for foreign goods, a crucial identity holds in the long-run: value of imports = value of exports. Let’s flesh this scenario out further and see why this holds:

Since foreign goods are now more expensive than domestic goods as a result of the tariff/border tax, the level of imports decreases. In order for firms in one country to import goods from another country, it must purchase said foreign goods with foreign money (in practice this is done for them by international banks). Foreign money is purchased on the foreign exchange market at the prevailing exchange rate between the domestic and foreign currency, then used to purchase foreign goods. The foreign exchange market functions like any other market for goods or services (more or less) – it follows the laws of supply and demand.

Since less foreign products are purchased after a tariff is implemented, demand for foreign currency decreases and less domestic currency is supplied into the foreign exchange market. The effect of this is to increase the value of domestic money relative to foreign money (or, conversely, decrease the value of foreign money relative to domestic money since currency A’s exchange rate relative to currency B = 1/currency B’s exchange rate relative to currency A).

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This makes domestic products more expensive for foreign firms to purchase because domestic currency is now more expensive to purchase on the foreign exchange market, and so less domestic goods are imported by foreign countries. So, ironically enough, the border tax not only cuts imports, but it also cuts exports (hurting domestic producers) commensurately. Imports = exports. So, the final result is a decrease in overall trade and an increase in prices (both representing significant loss of economic gains), which is indisputably bad for the economy and population as a whole.