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President Trump Drops the Mother of all Leverage Bombs as the Week Ends

The Evening Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Event #1 – The newsfakers at the New York Times suddenly decided they needed to change the overriding narrative heading into the weekend, issuing an obvious bit of #fakenews claiming – according to anonymous sources, of course – that Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein wanted to wear a wire to his meetings in mid-2017 with President Donald Trump, and also told Robert Mueller that he could recruit cabinet members to invoke the 25th Amendment as a way to remove Trump from office.  Rosenstein blasted back with an outright, unqualified denial of both claims within a few minutes of the piece’s publication, the lack of weasel words indicating that the slimy Deputy AG is actually telling the truth for once.

What does this tell us?  It tells us that the Democrats are very nervous going into this weekend with where the antics of Dianne Feinstein and Christine Ford and her army of expensive leftwing activist lawyers have led them.  Because we know for sure that the fake news media never voluntarily changes the overriding narrative if the Democrats are happy with the current one.  That just doesn’t happen.

So, why did it happen today?  My theory is that the release of a very inconvenient poll by the extreme leftwing Huffington Post this morning created a bit of a panic among Democrats, who no doubt believed they were winning this week to that point.  That poll shows that just 26% of those surveyed believe that Ms. Ford is “credible.”

Coming as it does after a full week of the most disgusting full court press of character assassination seen in a quarter of a century, and a full year of the #MeToo movement brainwashing the public that you simply must believe the woman out of hand in this sort of situation, that result has got to be an extreme shock to the Democrat system.

Event #2 – Then there were these two tweets this morning from the account of President Trump:

…and…

Dim-witted reporters all over the fake news media portrayed this as the President backing down in the face of still more stonewalling by Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray.  But I’ve been studying these tweets all day, and they look to me like a pretty impressive display of negotiating and leverage deployment on the part of Mr. Trump.

Let’s take them sentence-by-sentence because every sentence contains a directed message:

First sentence:  “I met with the DOJ concerning the declassification of various UNREDACTED documents.”  Note the emphasis on “UNREDACTED”.  Remember, the President has these documents in-hand, has known for many months exactly what these documents contain, and more importantly who they will embarrass and likely incriminate, including Rosenstein himself in all likelihood.  His threat to have them issued in unredacted form is a threat to the freedom of the Deputy AG and many others, like Comey, Strzok, Page and Brennan.

In this relationship, just as in his relationship on tariffs with Mexico, Canada, the EU and China, Trump holds all the leverage.  That sentence reminds all these skunks and snakes that he has absolute authority to release the documents in unredacted form at any time he sees fit.

Next sentence:  “They agreed to release them but stated that so doing may have a perceived negative impact on the Russia probe.”  Who do you think that sentence is directed towards?  Bob Mueller, you think?  Yes.  These deep state scumbags have held Mueller over Trump’s head as a threat for more than a year now, and Trump uses the word “perceived” to let everyone know he does not agree with that assessment and will not hesitate to move forward on his own if need be.  He also reminds Mueller that these documents will no doubt be damaging to him personally  as well as his investigation, and that it is time to move quickly to wrap things up.

Next sentence:  “Also, key Allies’ called to ask not to release.”  That would be London and Australia calling, since they know the full truth about their involvement in the 2016 spying on the Trump campaign will be extremely embarrassing.  So, Trump is reminding them of the leverage he holds on them as well, which could come in handy in some future negotiation.

Next 2 sentences:  “Therefore, the Inspector General………has been asked to review these documents on an expedited basis.” …and… “I believe he will move quickly on this (and hopefully other things which he is looking at).”  So, you agree to tuck it safely over with Michael Horowitz and pressure him to hurry up not only on getting the declass review done, but also on his final report on the whole FISA Abuse scandal, which should be close to finalized in any event.  Again, a classic application of leverage.

Next sentence:  “In the end I can always declassify if it proves necessary.”  Another unambiguous reminder that he has absolute authority to move forward, that he has the unredacted documents in his possession, and that he won’t hesitate to move ahead if the stonewalling continues.

Final sentence:  “Speed is very important to me – and everyone!”  It’s important to the President because he wants these documents out quickly.  It’s important to everyone else involved because he held back from declassifying a bunch of other documents – like the Rosenstein memos to Mueller authorizing and expanding the Special Counsel investigation and the FBI 302 forms from the January 2017 interview of General Mike Flynn – that might be even more damaging and incriminating to these bad actors, and which he could move forward on if the stonewalling continues.

This wasn’t President Trump backing off – it was President Trump reminding everyone exactly who has all the leverage in this situation.

That is all.

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13 thoughts on “President Trump Drops the Mother of all Leverage Bombs as the Week Ends

  1. jonahlomu - September 21, 2018

    Great analysis David, as usual! Thanks for your insight and political instincts. You are amazing bro. So much to think about regarding this article. Loved the tweet analysis, as this president reveals so much of his plans/steps through his tweets.

    1. Louigi - September 21, 2018

      He plays them like a fiddle and they think they are winning! How unbelievably stupid they are!

  2. jonahlomu - September 21, 2018

    Great analysis David, as usual! Thanks for your insight and instincts, amazing really. So much to think about regarding this article. Loved the tweet analysis, as this president leads through his tweets.

  3. Grant - September 21, 2018

    Having just read “The Art of the Deal,” I appreciate the discussion about LEVERAGE. Mr. Trump is a big believer in gaining and maintaining it.

  4. Michelle Palmateer - September 21, 2018

    This is so much fun to sit back and observe the scoundrels in DC, trying to come up with some form of CYA! Trump is the alpha male of ALL alpha males.

  5. mark - September 21, 2018

    Thank you! That was the best summary (of what is going on behind the scenes), I’ve run across. I Think you’ve nailed it!

  6. gnomish - September 21, 2018

    good job of semantic analysis.
    it should be a required course.

  7. Duke Magoo - September 21, 2018

    The Me Too machine must be dismantled. It is giving s l u t s far too big a weapon to use on a hapless man for whatever reasons the s l u t deems to be worthy. This is what is happening to Brett K. right now and it must be stopped. This is an attempt to completely destroy a great man, and his family … and take us even closer to a civil war. The left will either be in charge or they will burn it down. That is what they are.

    1. Duke Magoo - September 21, 2018

      When sluts commandeer Me-too, then it loses it’s value entirely and good women who have been actually abused by bad men, won’t get justice.

      1. Duke Magoo - September 21, 2018

        Ms. C Ford is a political slut. End of story.

        1. Publican - September 22, 2018

          Not a slut. Christine Blasey Ford is a Contrived Useless Never Trumper.

  8. john - September 21, 2018

    All who made false accusations must stand trial, especially Dem’s Feinstein, Blumenthal, Hirono, all the METOO girls, Ford and her lawyerChristine Ford Adviser Told Democrats About Plot to Remove Kavanaugh in July-, if true they should all be brought before justice for making false claims, Ford, Kats, Feinstein and all saying we believe her over Kavanaugh especially DEMOCRATS Ricci Scheider operative in July planned this attack.

  9. lowinfo - September 21, 2018

    Very insightful. I don’t think anyone took the time to think it through like that. I like it!

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