Guerrilla Group Attacks Trump at All Levels
WASHINGTON — September 11, 2018
Donald Trump has, in fact, no chance in the fight against the American political elite, which is trying to actively carry out its reforms, which it has worked so hard for many years. During this time, it brought up several generations of politicians, experts, etc., who are now thrown away by Trump. Note that most of these people were formed around the government agencies, media, universities.
A classic example of such elites is the aristocratic, 'old' elites of continental Europe, who in the 1930s tried to take revenge for their defeat in World War I, following which they lost power, giving it to financiers. These elites after suffering defeat for the second time in 1945, now again try to take revenge, leading to the power of European nationalists.
Analogous to this are the forces behind Trump, although its very difficult to analyze them and this is still waiting for a researcher. But in any case, today for President Trump there is one main war — it is not a war with terrorists, not a war in Syria, it is a war in Washington. That can mean a fight to the death, because the farther away from the elections, the more it turns out that Trump does not see the accent on a significant part of those who really rule America.
For example, after a recently published high-profile publication of an anonymous author article in New York Times that condemns Trump, the former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon explained it as an impending 'coup'.
Speaking about the op-ed, the mysterious senior official in the Trump administration claims to be part of an informal network to protect America from its president and "Many Trump appointees have vowed to do what we can to preserve our democratic institutions while thwarting Mr. Trump’s more misguided impulses until he is out of office."
"What you saw the other day was as serious as it can get. This is a direct attack on the institutions," Bannon commented during a visit to Italy. "This is a coup, okay."
Bannon added the last time the U.S. president had been challenged in such a fashion was during the American Civil War when General George B. McClellan clashed with the then president, Abraham Lincoln.
"This is a crisis. The country has only ever had such a crisis in the summer of 1862 when General McClellan and the senior generals, all Democrats in the Union Army, deemed that Abraham Lincoln was not fit and not competent to be commander in chief," Bannon said.
Trump said on Friday the U.S. Justice Department should find out who wrote the piece, adding that it was an issue of national security. In addition, he gave this mission to Attorney General Jeff Sessions to investigate the source of the article.
Trump said he was also considering action against the Times, though he did not elaborate. Prosecutors said it would be inappropriate for the Justice Department to conduct such an investigation, since it was likely that no laws were broken, while The Times said it would be an abuse of power.
It is known that the White House has a list of about 12 suspects. Who exactly, top officials don't want to disclose.
Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky, an ally of Mr. Trump’s, recommended that the president force members of his administration to take polygraph examinations, and there was at least briefly some discussion of that among advisers to the president. Another option mentioned by people close to Mr. Trump was asking senior officials to sign sworn affidavits that could be used in court if necessary.
Among those disavowing the piece were Mr. Pence; Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; Defense Secretary Jim Mattis; Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin; Attorney General Jeff Sessions; Kirstjen M. Nielsen, the secretary of homeland security; John R. Bolton, the national security adviser; and Dan Coats, the director of national intelligence. Others included the secretaries of agriculture, commerce, education, energy, health and human services, housing and urban development, interior, labor, transportation and veterans affairs as well as the C.I.A. and F.B.I. directors, the president’s trade representative, acting chief of the Environmental Protection Agency and his ambassadors to the United Nations and Russia.
“It is not mine,” said Mr. Pompeo.
“Patently false,” Mr. Coats said.
“It is laughable,” said a spokesman for Mr. Mnuchin.
No matter how funny the situation, really it is on the brink of a major internal split. While Trump is trying to figure out who this the mysterious author, who may turn out to be a traitor, is, other officials behind his back are quietly laughing and waiting in the wings for when it will be possible to hit.
"This is a crisis," Bannon repeated.
Bannon was fired by Trump in August 2017 after he fell out with the president’s more mainstream advisers over his efforts to bend the Republican party to his own economic nationalist agenda.
Bannon said he had resigned from his post and told CBS television at the time that the “Republican establishment” was looking to nullify the 2016 election and neuter Trump.
"There is a cabal of Republic establishment figures who believe Donald Trump is not fit to be president of the United States. This is a crisis," Bannon said in Rome.
"I am not a conspiracy guy... I have said there is no deep state. It is an in-your-face state."
He warned liberal progressives within the Democratic Party, such as Bernie Sanders, not to take any pleasure in the White House turmoil.
"Don’t think it will be any different if you take power. Because this is the established order dictating that they know better than the people," he said.