A Constitutional Coup? Donald Trump and the Unthinkable
A Constitutional Coup? Donald Trump and the Unthinkable
Below is an article that was circulated by my friend and comrade Moshe
Machover. I don’t agree with most of it and it would
be very difficult to get the electoral college to vote against a Trump
Presidency. Nonetheless there is no doubt that people in the United
State Establishment are thinking the unthinkable and that this heralds an unprecedented war against the legitimacy of the Trump Presidency.
Trump and his anti-Semitic adviser Steve Bannon from the alt-Right Breibart News
The CIA has been telling it that the Russians intervened to secure
Trump’s election by hacking into the Democratic National Committee’s
computers. You may remember that the appalling Deborah Wasserman-Schultz,
the Zionist Chair of the DNC was busy secretly fixing the Democrat’s Primary
Elections when they were supposed to be the referee holding the ring.
When it came out they cried that the Russians were responsible. If the
article below is correct, then it could have been anyone.
Unfortunately Bernie Sanders didn’t take the opportunity to say that as
the elections had been fixed, he would have been standing as an
Independent. What is interesting is the current spat between Trump and
the CIA and the siding of much of the Republican establishment, McCain and
others, with the CIA and Democrat senators like Charles Schumer.
Sanders bottled the chance to break the Democratic establishment
There is no doubt that large chunks of the US establishment are
extremely unhappy at Trump’s election and given that Clinton won the popular
vote by some 2.8 million votes, it wouldn’t be a surprise if there was a
constitutional challenge to the legitimacy of a Trump Presidency. I will
say no more.
Jewish demonstration against Steve Bannon being invited to address the far-Right Zionist Organisation of America luncheon
There is an “elite” coup attempt underway against the U.S.
The coup is orchestrated by the camp of Hillary Clinton in association
with the CIA and neoconservative powers in Congress.
The plan is to use the CIA’s “Russia made Trump the winner”
nonsense to swing the electoral college against him. The case would then be
bumped up to Congress. Major neocon and warmonger parts of the Republicans
could then move the presidency to Clinton or, if that fails, put Trump’s vice
president-elect Mike Pence onto the throne. The regular bipartisan war
business, which a Trump presidency threatens to interrupt, could continue.
Should the coup succeed violent insurrections in the United States are
likely to ensue with unpredictable consequences.
The above theses are thus far only a general outlay. No general plan has
been published. The scheme though is pretty obvious by now. However, the
following contains some speculation.
The priority aim is to deny Trump the presidency. He is too independent
and a danger for several power centers within the ruling U.S. power circles.
The selection of Tillerson as new Secretary of State only reinforces this
(Prediction: Bolton will not get the Deputy position.) Tillerson is for
profitable stability, not for regime change adventures. The institutional Trump
Shallow & insubstantial – Clinton lost because of her vacuous establishment politics not because of the Russians
The CIA which has become the Central Assassination Agency under the Bush
and Obama administrations. Huge parts of its budgets depend on a continuation
of the war on Syria and the drone assassination campaigns in Afghanistan,
Pakistan and elsewhere. Trump’s more isolationist policies would likely end
these campaigns and the related budget troughs.
The weapons industry which could lose its enormous sales to its major
customers in the Persian Gulf should a President Trump reduce U.S. interference
in the Middle East and elsewhere.
The neoconservatives and Likudniks who want the U.S. as Israel’s weapon
to strong arm the Middle East to the Zionists’ benefit.
The general war hawks, military and “humanitarian
interventionists” to whom any reduction of the U.S. role as primary power
in the world is anathema to their believes.
The current CIA director Brennan, a leading figure of the CIA torture
program and Obama consigliere, is in the Clinton/anti-Trump camp. The former
CIA heads Hayden and Panetta are public Clinton supporters as is torturer king
and former CIA deputy director Michael Morell.
Israel’s wild West Bank settlers celebrate Trump’s election
It is thereby no wonder that the CIA is leading the anti-Russian
campaign. Its task now is to implant the idea in the U.S. public that Russian
intervention skewed the U.S. election towards Trump. The purpose is the
delegitimization of the Trump victory in the eyes of the media and public but
even more so in the eyes of the electors within the electoral college.
The CIA is heavily supported by the same mainstream media that pushed
for Clinton during the election. (These are, not by chance, also the same media
that pushed the CIA’s earlier “Saddam’s Weapon of Mass Destruction”
The Democratic partisan and Harvard law Professor Lawrence Lessig
is pushing the
electors and offers them
free personal legal support. He says the electoral college vote is now close.
Could 37 Republican electors, put there by voters in their states to
vote for Trump, be convinced to move from electing Trump to abstain or vote for
someone else, Trump would miss the
needed 270 votes. The whole election of the president would then by kicked up
to the House of Representatives.
Should the electors vote for Trump there is still a possibility that
members of the House and the Senate could officially question that vote and
cause delays or Congressional probes and legal challenges.
Though neoconservatives have no genuine support within the U.S.
electorate they have a strong hold on significant parts of Congress and the
relevant MSM commentariat. Many leading neoconservatives and war hawks like
Robert Kagan, Max Boot and the Washington Post editorial board came out for
Clinton during the campaign. Clinton even ran campaign advertisements with
Republican Congress luminaries like Lindsay Graham, Sasse and Flake.
The House and the Senate majority may well be on the anti-Trump side if
push comes to shove. But whatever the outcome there surely would be intense
legal challenges and I expect the case to go up to the Supreme Court.
As an alternative to legal shenanigans Trump’s inauguration could be
delayed by Obama’s order to the intelligence community to create a formal
review of Russian intervention in the election by January 20. That is not by
chance the official inauguration date! The selling point:
By ordering a “full review” of allegations of Russian into the 2016
election process, President Barack Obama is essentially asking the IC
to make an analytical judgment about the validity of the election that
will place Trump in the Oval Office.
A “compromise” in Congress could be to wait for the
Intelligence Community’s analysis and then discuss it before certifying Trump
as president. That would end up with no result as National Intelligence
Estimates are notoriously vague. Meanwhile the Vice President-elect would sit in as acting
If the President-elect fails to qualify before inauguration,
Section 3 of the 20th Amendment states that the Vice President-elect will act
as President until such a time as a President has qualified.
If the congressional or legal process around the Trump election gets
delayed, that may be a state for a long time. The ruling Washington blob or
borg could well live with an acting President Pence while Trump would have no
official say in any government business. (Could Clinton then become acting VP
or qualify as the new president?)
The media intervention on the anti-Trump side is heavy.
But first keep in mind that there is no public evidence, ZERO, that
Russia indeed had anything to do with the DNC or Podesta or other leaks and the
publication of emails by various outlets like Wikileaks.
Craig Murray assures us that he knows that these were not hacks
but insider leaks and
that he knows the leaker(s). Indeed he now tells us that the emails
were handed over to
him during a visits in Washington. Former intelligence
officials including the technically very knowledgeable former NSA official
William Binney concur that
the hacking story is false.
All we have heard or seen so far are hearsay rumors and allegations of
evidence. To me as experienced IT professional the case is technically
laughable just as Murray explains here.
If the claimed hacks occurred at all the alleged methods were so common that
anybody could have done these. There is not even one claimed fact yet that is
technically halfway acceptable as evidence that “Russia did it”.
But still the NYT runs a big package of pieces telling us
that “Russia did it” based on the non-factual CIA rumors and
unprofessional IT assertions by Crowdstrike, the self-promoting IT security
company the DNC hired and paid. Before that the Washington Post published major claims of
Russian interference by anonymous officials. NBC News now tops that with
“intelligence officials” saying Putin himself ran the hacking
campaign. Authors of the story are the long time insider hacks Bill Arkin and
Ken Dilanian known for
clearing his stories with the CIA before publishing. The next story will tells
us that Vladimir Valdimirovich himself was punching the keyboard.
Many news outlets and editorials follow these “leads”.
1.) Electoral College meets Dec. 19. If Electors ignore
#StateOfEmergency we’re in, & Trump gets elected, we can stop him Jan. 6 in
2.) If any objections to Electoral College vote are made, they must be
submitted in writing, signed by at least 1 House member & 1 Senator
3.) If objections are presented, House & Senate withdraw to their
chambers to consider their merits under procedures set out in federal law.
Editorials and op-eds in the major papers are pushing the scheme along.
Just for example from a long list A.J. Dionne in the
The CIA’s finding that Russia actively intervened in our election to
make Trump president is an excellent reason for the electors to consider
whether they should exercise their independent power. At the very least, they
should be briefed on what the CIA knows, and in particular on whether there is
any evidence that Trump or his lieutenants were engaged with Russia during the
The New York Times editorial laments about
Trump ridiculing the CIA fairy tales it promotes.
Many people who have voted for Trump would be disgusted and outraged if or
when Trump will be denied his office. Many of them are armed and would protest.
Violence is ensured should the coup succeed.
Trump selected four former generals to joins his cabinet and staff.
Should the troubles escalate we might be roughly in for a scenario as laid out
in the 1992 military paper: The Origins of
the American Military Coup of 2012 (pdf) by Charles J. Dunlap.