Peace through mutual blackmail: is that what’s happening in Washington?

Peace through mutual blackmail: is that what’s happening in Washington?

by Jon Rappoport

May 25, 2017

In the last few days, the campaign to impeach Donald Trump has quieted down. We’ll see what happens; but is this breathing space and pause the result of a stalemate? Do both sides have “control files” on each other? Is the underlying proposition, “I won’t spill your secrets if you won’t spill mine”?

I now refer to an article about Trump and his enemies that has been circulating online. I don’t know who the author is. His views and opinions make an interesting circumstantial case. Here is an excerpt:

“James Comey is a poisonous snake of the highest order… a deep-water Swamp Denizen who has been highly paid to deliberately provide cover for high-level corruption by the Clintons and Obama. He is has been central to trying to destroy the Trump campaign and then the Trump administration from the start. He is as dirty as they come in DC. He had highest-level cover (the FBI no less) and was deep into an effort to eliminate Trump. Trump had to move hard, fast, and at exactly the right time to cut the head off the snake without getting bitten by the snake or being finished by the other swamp denizens.”

“Begin by noticing how the President fired Comey when Comey was 3,000 miles away from his office, that Comey had no inkling he was being cut, that all his files, computers, and everything in his office were seized by his boss Sessions and the justice department. This was not a violation of protocol, it was tactical. Notice how Prez Trump compartmentalized the strike and did not inform any of his White House ‘staff’ to prevent leaks. Notice how he emasculated Comey and the swamp denizens by letting them know in a tweet that the Attorney General got information (surveillance ‘tapes’ from the seizure of Comey’s office) to let Comey and his handlers know that Trump’s DOJ has the goods on them. This was a brilliant, strategic and totally imperative move at exactly the right time against horrible, evil and corrupt powers infesting our government.”

“The swamp is on notice that the President is on to them, they are sweating bullets because their criminal games of corruption are being pursued and they know it. They are screaming and ranting because they are desperate denizens of the swamp who are beginning to realize they are roadkill.”

The article goes on to describe the purported depths of Comey’s corrupt connections to the Clintons and the Clinton Foundation, as their agent.

In the author’s view, Trump and Attorney General Sessions have the goods on the Clintons now, and also have damning evidence of crimes committed by other key players in the DC swamp.

There is another possibility.

Given Donald Trump’s history as a real estate hustler from way back, his acrobatic financial dealings with money men, his projects’ bankruptcies, his celebrity status, his impulsive proclivities, his extraordinary self-promotion, it’s obvious his enemies have compiled a “control file” on him. They have the sort of information they believe they can use as serious blackmail.

In that case, we could now be looking at a stalemate of sorts. Both sides have the goods on each other.

This is no guarantee of a permanent peace based on Mutually Assured Destruction; but MAD could form the basis of a truce. And the truce could extend into the future.

“I have your secrets, you have mine. Now let’s do business.”

Of course, we have to remember that Washington is a tinderbox at all times. It’s a dry forest waiting for a match to be struck and a spark to fly.

We will see whether Trump drains the swamp, the swamp drains him, or nobody drains anybody.

The present war in Washington isn’t for the faint of heart, or the nice people who want everybody to get along, or the suburbanites who want all participants to be awarded trophies. Washington is Crime Central and the knives are out in full view. It’s a fashion parade in the devil’s cave. To paraphrase Harry Truman, if you can’t stand the overflowing toilets, get out of the bathroom.

Washington is a land of insanity, psychosis, spying, panic, and excrement-throwing.

When you try to connect the dots, you see they have blood and lies and hatred and coup-plotting and impeachment and even the ghost of David Rockefeller embedded in them, as opening and closing little clams and sharks and crawling worms and blobs of unidentifiable species try to take Donald Trump down. And he, of course, wants to take them down…

It would be no surprise if the people who hold each other’s secrets are staring at a “nuclear freeze” pact on the bargaining table: “you can’t blow me up without me blowing you up.”

Also consider players within the US intelligence community. Both the CIA and NSA have been spying on officials in Washington and other prominent Americans for a long time. These agencies hold secrets as well.

And then there is the organization whose members and alumni Trump has surrounded himself with:

Goldman Sachs. Through his key appointees from the “vampire squid” firm, Trump is working an audacious angle. He knows that if the stock market takes a long and horrendous dive, the pressure on him is going to be enormous. The “business community” will blame him. The media will claim the economy is collapsing under his watch. Goldman can make many moves to keep the stock market up. What does the firm want in return? That’s the magic question. Threats of war, and war, in order to keep contract money flowing to the military industrial complex? Special and undetectable favors? Protection from prosecution for ongoing financial crimes? And what does Goldman Sachs know about Trump? What would they be willing to reveal, if he backs away from any part of the agreement he has struck with them?

The mutually assured destruction pact has more than two sides. Holding together a multi-faceted truce isn’t the easiest job in the world.

Everyone involved has something to gain and something to lose. Calculating upside vs. downside is a delicate proposition.

And, in the midst of this, crazy people can show up who go off on the spur of the moment. They blow their corks, and all bets are off.

For now, cooler heads are prevailing.

For now.

Blackmail, extortion. It’s not the only game in town, but it’s the big one. It lurks around every corner, it sits in every conference room, it weaves its way through legislation, policy, and judicial decision.

It’s the other branch of government.


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Jon Rappoport

The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free NoMoreFakeNews emails here or his free OutsideTheRealityMachine emails here.

27 comments on “Peace through mutual blackmail: is that what’s happening in Washington?

  1. Eliza Ayres says:

    Reblogged this on Blue Dragon Journal and commented:
    Disclosure of more dirty laundry from Washington, D.C., AKA “The Swamp”.

  2. Dana Doran says:

    Comey was fired almost three weeks ago, in a manner that was appropriate for his politicalization of his post. Of course it would not have been appropriate for him to have any chance of removing non-personal items from his government office – or to have staffers cover for him. It was a well–planned move that exposed where loyalties lie, to the people of the United States or a political “resistance.” Please.

  3. Oliver K. Manuel says:

    Thank you, Jon, for this intriguing report on the on-going battle between Donald Trump and the bureaucrat who thought he could stay in power and overrule the results of the 2016 election, the former FBI Director, James Comey.

    Fortunately the President knows that he must wade through the swamp in Washington, DC to drain it.

    I respect his execution of the decision to fire James Comey. Thanks for tossing one ‘gator out of the swamp when he least expected it!

  4. Oliver K. Manuel says:

    I expect the swamp creatures to retaliate in like manner, when Trump least expects it.

    There is probably no limit on the pain that will be inflicted on the public in this struggle for the survival of the most powerful figures in the US government.

    I am grateful that Trump has the courage and skills to give the swamp creatures their first real challenge in many decades.

  5. chemfreemom says:

    I like Jon, but his opinion about Trump being part of the swamp, doesn’t necessarily seem right to me. And, no one knows what’s really going on at this point. But, I believe the other article is more accurate, that Trump is brilliantly playing the game when necessary with the ultimate goal of draining the swamp. And, I think it’s working.

    • From Quebec says:

      I agree 100% with you Chemfreemom.

      I am not worried for a minute that Trump was ever part of the swamp. He is too brilliant for that and he thinks outside of the box, so nobody can see and understand what he is really all about.

      Trump is an honest man, he has integrity. Don’t worry. If he had done bad things, the whole planet would already know about it. If he could be compromised, believe me, Trump would not have run for the Presidency. Why take the risk of losing everything? Especially when you are 70 years old and living a great life.

      Only crooked screwed up minds think that to succeed in live you have to cheat and be corrupt. Good people, know how to succeed with imagination, creativity, determination and hard work.
      Trump knows all of their dirty secrets, and this is why they are trying to get rid of him. But, they won’t succeed, unless they kill him.

      Keep it up Trump, you will win against the swamp and you will be remembered as the greatest U,S. President of all times.

  6. MrDuncmck says:

    Thanks jon .amazing…How about one of the parties playing in mutual destruction let themselves be crucified .and rigging the game so the whole casino self destructs ..vaporizes ..no prisoners..
    Sound familiar ?

  7. Flem Shloeman says:

    They’re not picking on Trump because he’s giving more of America to Israel

  8. M EMILY CRAGG says:

    After at least two years of surruptitious hacking into the Trump Campaign, they got NOTHING to accuse him of, and they had to literally “trump up” false charges about a Russia connection which in fact, the Clintons themselves had. Nope. It’s not mutual, and the DNC doesn’t have anything they can use against Trump.

  9. Tom says:

    Think of every inter-family organized crime war film ever to come out of Hollywood… then realize that this is what really governs you. Washington has “gone to the mattresses”.

    • IMNAHA says:

      BINGO ! However when one talks of “organized crime” one reflexxavly(sp) thinks “Coasa Nostra ” when in FACT the Kosher Mafia / Khazarian Mafia/ Red Mafia/ Neocons actually run USA Inc. and have for over 100 years; while the C.N. is still in the game, they are simply low level cutouts. That’s why Trump will NEVER be run out of office ,, he has “friends in higher places”. higher of course than the President’s office…

  10. Martin says:

    Apparently, it’s preferable to make things up, than for The Swamp to use the alleged “control file” to do what they’ve been desperate to but unable, for what – nearly two years now?

    Implausible.

    To employ a favorite Leftist argument: Not ALL. Not all wealthy people cheated or were a “hustler” to get there, just as not all of Goldman’s people are “vampires.” God forbid there are people who still do things honestly, that one such person is our President, that Trump is clean, and that they have NOTHING.

    They don’t.

  11. Smarticus says:

    Very clever prose.
    Starts out with almost to crazy statements followed up with some good logic…
    Standard misdirection.
    So who and what does the Trump administration supposedly have of the other side?
    Some old cigars?
    They lost so who is the swamp.
    Super clever righting hides the fact this was never stated or revealed. So you just need to accept the swamp hypothesis and we are all good right?

    • BBW says:

      Articus, Read Romans chapter 1, it ends w/verse 32 – Everything that’s needed to destroy miss directed ants are found in our Bibles, the God breathed Word & scrolled (written) by His obedient ones!

      note; to learn more of His written Word, please keep posting Sm-Articus. You’ll just about find all you need in the book of (nothing new under the sun) Ecclesiastics! The book of Job is a reflection of the Messiah that John the Baptist announced.

      *Chemfeemom – you opened w/ ‘I like Jon’ , well, we too like Jon! Hey, God bless ya, just a little joke or ‘hee he’.

  12. Dennis says:

    If the Dems had dirt on Trump why didn’t they use it the last ~9 months given how desperate they were to beat him and then take him out after election? At best the Dems could only show paid witnesses with claims of sexual harassment in the 70’s and a 6 month long investigation of Russia influence that has turned up no evidence. If the Dems had the dirt, why didn’t they go for the jugular when they had a chance given the sheer vapid hatred of him by the DNC and RNC establishment?

    My guess is that the first theory is right and there is a stand down because they know Trump has the dirt.

    Incidentally, around this time all the Seith Rich leads started popping up on Reddit and 4Chan. Maybe there is strategic leakage occurring letting the DNC know what the Trump team know.

  13. john folger says:

    very good evaluation.

  14. Bruce says:

    What about We, The PEOPLE?

  15. Jon, Trump is a quick learner.

    He’s looking more like one of those Washington manikins by the day. Will the annuls be able to discern him from Bush & Co. at the end?

    Everyone knows he likes pre and post marital sex, so any fake “impeachment” threat rings hollow. It’s more likely he’ll be offered a “Nobel Peace Prize”, as so many before him.

    Vive Izrael and all She does 😉

    Best
    OT

  16. barn moose says:

    The stock market is the scoreboard. Levitation by algorithm. The trump psyche is quant. He happy.

  17. Darrin says:

    So confusing…..I’m going outside to water my garden.

  18. Sorry, but after ALL the snakes Trump appointed to within his circle (Gary Cohn, Mnuchin, Dina Powell, Jared Kushner, Wilbur Ross & McMaster) – although agreed that in the last case, McMaster appointment only came about after the Mike Flynn sordid episode – it’s hard feel sympathetic about anyone or optimistic about anything in general.

    The disgusting weapons deal with Saudi Barbaria is a clear sign that Deep State has won & the republic has fallen. I’m not sure if you follow John Whitehead’s work @ Rutherford Institute & Newsbud. But he came to the same conclusion, looking @ it from a different angle of resurgence of the police state.

    https://www.rutherford.org/publications_resources/john_whiteheads_commentary/the_republic_has_fallen_the_deep_states_plot_to_take_over_america_has_

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