Political commentators have proposed many theories about Nancy Pelosi’s intentions regarding the impeachment of President Trump. One theory popularized by people like Sean Hannity is that Pelosi became the unwitting victim of a power grab by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her squad of socialists. I reject that theory for two reasons.
Pelosi is a veteran of politics. She is far too experienced to be overpowered by a handful of freshman representatives. Although this narrative may be useful for galvanizing voters against the squad’s socialist platform, it doesn’t hold water. I also reject the theory because no elected leader controls the Democratic Party. That honor belongs to George Soros, who funds most of their activities and who receives taxpayer money thanks to the legislation they pass. Soros is the puppet master who calls every shot Nancy Pelosi takes.
Equally absurd is the narrative that Democrats are trying to remove Trump from office because they didn’t like the outcome of the election. President Trump intends to prosecute corrupt politicians and their puppet masters. Nancy Pelosi, Adam Schiff, and their media stooges are more acutely aware of this plan than anyone. (If you need evidence, look at how Bill Barr is being attacked by the media.) Their primary goal is concealing their own corruption from the public. A second objective is removing Trump from office before criminal indictments against them are made public. A third strategy involves projection—the portrayal of Trump as a criminal. They aren’t trying to remove Trump from office because they didn’t like the outcome of the election. They’re trying to remove him from office because if they don’t, they’ll spend the rest of their lives in prison.
The decision to impeach Donald Trump was made by George Soros long ago. His minions brought articles of impeachment up for a vote in the House six times before the whistleblower fiasco conveniently materialized. Impeachment in the House was a foregone conclusion. That’s why Pelosi didn’t bother taking a vote on the impeachment inquiry regarding the President’s phone call with President Zelinsky. Adam Schiff, Jerry Nadler, and other Dems in the House take their orders from George Soros and dutifully carry them out.
Of course, Dems know the Senate will never convict the President, but that’s not the goal of impeachment. Impeachment provides an opportunity for corrupt politicians to stand in front of a camera and accuse Trump of criminal behavior. Their partners in the media spread false claims to the public, and we’re expected to swallow it. George Soros is counting on the media to convince voters not to cast their ballots for Trump in November. Impeachment is a game of optics—nothing more than theater.
Pelosi rushed to get the articles of impeachment passed by the House because she needs them as a weapon, and she doesn’t know when the weapon will be deployed. Her statement this morning that she will hold onto the articles of impeachment until she’s ready proves that she’s waiting for a strategic time to use them.
What is that strategic time?
Groan all you want (or laugh), but Lindsey Graham is Pelosi’s biggest fear at the moment. Yes, I know all about Graham’s past. I know about his previous allegiance with John McCain. I know he was (and perhaps still is) a warmonger neocon. Many people refuse to trust Graham because it doesn’t seem like he’s helped President Trump. It’s understandable to think he isn’t helping when he stands by and watches the President be attacked by the swamp. But before the Inspector General report on FISA abuse was released, there was little Graham could do.
Now that the IG report is out, as chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Graham has a legitimate reason to interrogate those who illegally spied on the President. Graham has announced his intent to subpoena Rod Rosenstein and Sally Yates, who signed off on Carter Page’s FISA application. He may subpoena Loretta Lynch and other high-ranking members of the Obama administration. Congressional hearings and investigations have limited prosecutorial power, but that’s not the point of congressional hearings. Graham’s hearings will be open to the public. They’ll provide an opportunity for voters to see and hear for themselves the facts regarding the illegal surveillance of President Trump.
Graham is about to expose criminality in government, publicly. That is what Nancy Pelosi fears most. The articles of impeachment are a weapon she intends to use against Graham and the Senate. As long as she’s withholding the articles, she’s hoping the Senate won’t schedule hearings since as soon as she transmits them, the Senate must suspend all committee hearings and hold a trial. Impeachment, at this point, is little more than an attempt to keep Lindsey Graham’s Senate Judiciary Committee from meeting.
Her ploy will, of course, fail. Graham’s committee will meet. Those involved in the illegal surveillance of the President will testify. Nothing can stop what is coming.
In my previous article, I outlined what I thought might be President Trump’s strategy regarding Iran. In essence, the President is applying a “peace through strength” foreign policy. His goal is to negotiate a peace agreement. The means of achieving peace is, paradoxically, a show of superior military strength and a willingness to use the military if it becomes necessary.
Last night, Iran launched a missile attack against Iraqi/U.S. bases. A total of 15 missiles were launched. 11 missiles hit targets in Iraq, and 4 missiles failed to hit a target. Although they have the capability of causing severe damage to U.S/Iraqi forces, the attack caused no U.S. casualties. (Sky News Arabia reported 5 Iraqi injuries.)
Immediately after the attack, Iran’s foreign minister, Javad Zarif, sent out a tweet saying Iran chose to retaliate for the death of Qasem Soleimani. Still, they do not want to escalate the situation.
Iran took & concluded proportionate measures in self-defense under Article 51 of UN Charter targeting base from which cowardly armed attack against our citizens & senior officials were launched.
We do not seek escalation or war, but will defend ourselves against any aggression.
President Trump also sent out a tweet, noting that there were no U.S. casualties and that he would make a statement in the morning.
All is well! Missiles launched from Iran at two military bases located in Iraq. Assessment of casualties & damages taking place now. So far, so good! We have the most powerful and well equipped military anywhere in the world, by far! I will be making a statement tomorrow morning.
In today’s statement, the President stressed that Iran will not be allowed to continue funding terrorism and will not be allowed to develop nuclear weapons. He announced new economic sanctions against Iran and called for European nations to follow suit and abandon their attempts to hold onto the JCPOA (Iran deal). President Trump wants to negotiate a new agreement with Iran that will lead to prosperity and peace in the region.
If the President is trying to start a war with Iran, he’s missed multiple opportunities to do so. Iran seems to have passed on the opportunity as well. Although some view last night’s attack as a sign of increasing hostility, I see it as an overture toward peace. If two nations are engaged in military conflict and they aren’t being driven toward war, they’re being driven toward peace, despite appearances to the contrary.
Some military experts believe Iran intentionally fired the missiles in such a way as to avoid causing U.S. casualties. In a culture where honor is gauged by one’s willingness to retaliate, Iran may have felt the missile launch would show strength to Iranian citizens. And since the regime controls the media, their false claim of inflicting dozens of U.S. casualties would make them appear valiant.
The way the event played out suggests that the President is engaged in backchannel communications with Iran. I would assume they’re discussing a strategy for de-escalation with a long term goal of moving both nations closer to peace talks. Last night’s events seem to be a demonstration of that strategy.
If Iran’s leaders can be persuaded to negotiate peace, they have a willing partner in President Trump. If they’re unwilling to negotiate peace, perhaps the Iranian people will replace them with leaders who are.
Please keep the President, Iran’s leaders, and the Iranian people in your prayers.
I’ve written previous articles (here and here) about President Trump’s approach to military interventions in the Middle East. After several key Iranian military leaders were killed last night, some are wondering if we’re looking at a protracted war with Iran. I do not think that’s a likely scenario. Let me explain why.
Donald Trump was elected on a foreign policy of “peace through strength”—a motto he borrowed from Ronald Reagan. Reagan realized that the key to ending the Cold War was displaying sufficient military strength and the will to use it in a way that would cause the Soviet Union to fold. Reagan’s strategy worked. He avoided a nuclear exchange by a demonstration of strength.
Barack Obama counseled Trump prior to his inauguration, saying the most difficult challenge he would face was avoiding war with North Korea. Trump asked Obama if he had talked with Chairman Kim. Obama said he had not because Kim was a dictator. Trump was astounded that Obama never even tried to speak with Kim. He called Obama’s policy “stupid.”
Trump opened communications with Kim, likely through a backchannel and also on Twitter. Trump’s tweets were perceived by many as foolish.
I spoke with President Moon of South Korea last night. Asked him how Rocket Man is doing. Long gas lines forming in North Korea. Too bad!
In this tweet, POTUS taunted Kim about his ‘nuclear button”
North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the “Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times.” Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!
Pundits insisted Trump’s insults and taunting would only lead to further hostility, and possibly, war. But Trump had applied heavy economic sanctions to North Korea which were making life difficult for Kim.
Sanctions and “other” pressures are beginning to have a big impact on North Korea. Soldiers are dangerously fleeing to South Korea. Rocket man now wants to talk to South Korea for first time. Perhaps that is good news, perhaps not – we will see!
Although Obama had never even tried to negotiate peace with North Korea, in June of 2018, Trump met with Kim in Singapore to discuss denuclearization. Trump’s tactics may be unconventional, but they get results.
During his bid for the White House, Trump blasted previous Presidents for the wars they had started. During his first two years in office, Trump allowed military leaders to run their game plan, but when it was clear they had no intention of leaving Afghanistan or Syria, he made personnel changes and announced that our troops would be coming home. Trump has signaled to everyone who will listen, his intent to get us out of the endless wars in Asia and the Middle East.
This philosophy applies to Iran, but Iran presents a unique set of problems. The Obama administration entered into the disastrous Iran deal, which allowed Iran to develop nuclear weapons covertly. (Benjamin Netanyahu exposed Iran’s secret weapons program in April of 2018).
Iran wages violence in the region via the use of proxies. Initial reports on the missile attack on a Saudi oil field in September did not connect it to Iran, but evidence later showed it was an Iranian-backed operation. The attack on the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad was initially reported as not being connected to Iran, but later, the State Department said it had proof that those who attacked the embassy were an Iranian proxy group. Iran’s highest-ranking military leader, Qassem Soleimani was killed in an airstrike at Baghdad International Airport last night. If Iran was not behind the recent attack on the U.S. embassy, what was Soleimani doing in Baghdad?
To maintain a strategic advantage over his opponents, Donald Trump does not reveal his plans in advance, but he will signal his intentions to people to pose a threat.
To Iranian President Rouhani: NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE. WE ARE NO LONGER A COUNTRY THAT WILL STAND FOR YOUR DEMENTED WORDS OF VIOLENCE & DEATH. BE CAUTIOUS!
Barack Obama threatened Bashar al-Assad with a “red line in the sand” over the use of chemical weapons. When chemical weapons were used, and Obama did nothing, it signaled to Iran and every other rogue nation that Obama was a paper tiger who would not hold them accountable for acts of violence.
Trump’s personal decision to order the airstrike on Iran’s highest military leader signaled to Iran (and other rogue leaders) that if they believe they can continue using acts of terror against the U.S and its allies there will be painful consequences. That’s what it looks like when the “strength” component of a “peace through strength” foreign policy is applied in real life.
President Trump has demonstrated no interest in starting another war. He knows the Iranian people are being held captive by corrupt political leaders but regime change is not a primary objective. His primary goal is a negotiated peace agreement. The use of economic sanctions are intended to break the will of Iran’s leaders and cause them to agree to peace talks.
If Iran’s leaders act foolishly and take military action against the U.S. we should expect a swift response from President Trump. Militarily, Iran is no match for the U.S. and Iran has few allies. Most nations in the region are friendly to the U.S. including Israel and Saudi Arabia. Russia might be expected to help Iran, but Putin may see them as a liability and refrain from becoming involved. NATO would have little choice but to support the U.S. I would expect any military intervention in Iran to be over quickly.
Please pray for President Trump and his team to have the wisdom to negotiate these events with godly wisdom and for peace to finally come to the Middle East.
A response to Christianity Today’s call for Donald Trump to be removed from office.
When I think of past U.S. presidents, scenes flash through my mind of Bill Clinton and George Bush walking to church on Sunday, carrying their bibles. The media have made much of the religious practices of past presidents. Oddly, many of the scenes that come to my mind when I think of Donald Trump are ones where he has used profanity. The media have always been careful to present presidents in their best light. Partly due to broadcast laws and partly out of respect for the office, they’ve refrained from showing presidents using crude language.
I don’t subscribe to cable TV. What I see of Donald Trump comes through social media. When Trump is viewed today, for millions of people, his comments are unfiltered. The uncensored perspective we see of the 45th president is unlike the way his predecessors were presented. It is no surprise then that Christianity Today chose to vilify Trump over public displays of what they deem to be immoral behavior.
No one would argue that Trump is a paragon of virtue—at least not as far as one’s morality can be judged by observing their outward behavior. And that is where I differ with CT’s assessment of Donald Trump.
It is almost exclusively by observing outward behavior that people of faith judge presidents. If a president attends church regularly, if they mention God in their speeches, if they’re on good terms with church leaders and if they oppose abortion, they’ll check the required boxes for most Christians. Since at least as far back as World War I, most presidents have been perceived outwardly as moral men, while inwardly, they have behaved like demons.
During the 18th and early 19th centuries, the world was in a near-constant state of war. While France, Spain, Austria, Prussia, and Britain battled for supremacy in Europe, their colonies around the globe revolted against taxation without representation. One family rose to power during this time; their prominence being owed to lending money to nations who were at war. By 1850, the Rothschilds had become the wealthiest family in the world. It was difficult for any nation to go to war without first receiving financial assistance from them.
The way the Rothchilds amassed their fortune, whether by luck or design, in the 18th and 19th centuries became institutionalized in the 20th century. The creation of a private central banking system made available an almost infinite supply of money for war. It funneled taxpayer money into the hands of a few elites, and it virtually guaranteed that the world would be engaged in continual armed conflict. The two World Wars of the 20th century (the first of which began immediately after the creation of the Federal Reserve) stand as stark reminders of what is possible when powerful people set their minds to making money off human suffering.
The CIA pulled off its first coup of a foreign leader in 1953 when it deposed the democratically elected Prime Minister of Iran. Since then, the agency has toppled one regime after another in an endless desire to control the geopolitical landscape and ensnare unsuspecting people in a diabolical money-making scheme. Plants used for illicit purposes grow in certain countries. Do you believe it was a coincidence that marijuana became popular during the war in Vietnam in the 1960s? Was it a coincidence that cocaine became popular during U.S. military interventions in Central and South America in the 1980s? Was it a coincidence that heroin exports from Afghanistan surged, and opiate addiction became an epidemic during the Afghan war? The CIA knows that war is good business. Though a few administrations have put up some resistance, most of the presidents of the last 70 years have done the agency’s bidding.
The 2010 earthquake in Haiti showed the evil that is possible in a corrupt political dynasty. The Clinton Foundation took in millions in donations, ostensibly to relieve the suffering of an impoverished nation. But even the Clinton supporting media criticized the way friends of Bill Clinton received lucrative contracts while the people of Haiti were left no better off than before the Clintons came to their rescue.
President Obama drew us perilously close to nuclear war with North Korea and Iran. His predecessors did little to prevent these nations from developing nuclear weapons, but Obama did more to enable them than any previous administration. Obama’s decision to deliver planeloads of cash to Iran puzzled many people, but the practice had been established long before he took office. One report said the U.S. airlifted $40 billion in cash to Iraq between 2003 and 2008. In some cases, the money shipped to Iraq came directly from the Federal Reserve Bank in New York. The money was never accounted for. Knowing the nature of politicians and the people who control them, it isn’t hard to imagine that teams may have been on the ground waiting to receive the money so it could be diverted into the bank accounts of those who sent it.
Jeffrey Epstein’s plea deal in 2008 demonstrated that our nation has a two-tiered system of justice. Average citizens are punished for their crimes but those in positions of power often go free. Reports from those who knew Epstein claim that he entrapped politicians and powerful people in sexual encounters with underage girls. The encounters were videotaped. The unsuspecting victims were then subject to blackmail and control by agencies like Mossad and the CIA.
Into this landscape of depravity, debauchery and corruption walked Donald Trump—a man who uses potty language.
Trump signed an executive order on December 21, 2017, authorizing the Treasury Department to seize the assets of people and organizations found to be engaged in human rights abuse, human trafficking or corruption. Since then, thousands of CEOs have fled their companies. Eric Schmidt resigned from Google’s parent company Alphabet the day the executive order was signed. A month later, the Rothschilds auctioned off an estate in Austria that had been in their family for 143 years. (Fire sale?) The arrest of Harvey Weinstein and the subsequent arrest of other Hollywood A-listers put Tinseltown on notice; its culture of sexual predation would no longer be tolerated. The prosecution of members of the NXIVM cult confirmed that things were changing. The re-arrest of Jeffrey Epstein earlier this year and the DOJ’s investigation of his accomplices suggests that the two-tiered system of justice is being reformed under Donald Trump.
Saudi Arabia, which previously exerted control over many U.S politicians, was the subject of a sweeping corruption crackdown in November of 2017. With the backing of Donald Trump, Mohammad bin Salman has brought many reforms to his nation, including changes to the barbaric practice of adult men marrying child brides.
Pundits expected Donald Trump to escalate the war in Syria, but he has shown only a desire to bring our troops home. He has repeatedly insisted that we must end the war in Afganistan, even when it cost him the support of key military leaders. The media insisted before he was elected that Trump would get the U.S. into a war with North Korea, but through the use of backchannel communications and cool-headed diplomacy, he was able to set up meetings with Kim Jong-un, and may eventually sign a peace agreement with the hermit kingdom.
The true character of a man is not revealed by his words but by his deeds. Trump has, through his deeds, displayed more godly character than any president of the last century. It is a sad commentary on the wisdom and discernment of church leaders when they judge a man’s character, as the Pharisees did, by their outward behavior and not by their accomplishments.
“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs which indeed appear beautiful outwardly, but inside are full of dead men’s bones and all uncleanness.”
My previous two articles (here and here) explored the evidence suggesting that much of the work required to remove corruption is complete. Many people want to know when the arrests are going to happen. Information is available that can be used to create a timeline of future events. But to accurately predict the future, we must first understand the past and present. Let’s briefly review the history of Donald Trump’s presidency and how two groups of people perceive it.
Donald Trump’s Presidential candidacy was opposed by Hollywood, the media, the political establishment, and coastal progressives. His run for the White House was supported by tens of millions of patriotic nobodies. Since the election, progressives and patriots have been watching a dramatic story unfold. There are, in fact, two stories being told, each written by a different author.
Progressives are watching a movie in which a tyrannical, corrupt dictator has been installed in the oval office with the help of Vladimir Putin. The orange despot has bungled every aspect of his Presidency. It is only because of the hard work of dedicated and patriotic career bureaucrats in Washington that Trump’s disastrous foreign policies haven’t caused a nuclear holocaust. Progressives were promised that Robert Mueller would expose Trump’s collusion with Russia and he would be removed from office, but Mueller failed. Fortunately, the heroic Adam Schiff is, at this very moment, gathering the evidence needed to destroy the monster who is ruining our beloved democracy. In this movie, Trump is about to be publicly humiliated and removed from office. The results of the Russia-influenced 2016 election will finally be made right.
On the other movie screen, patriots have watched Trump lose one general after another over his insistence that the bloody and expensive wars in the middle east and Asia come to an end. Trump managed to get Kim Jong Un to the negotiating table and avert a nuclear war with North Korea. He’s brought back jobs that were sent overseas and is fighting Congress and the courts to stem the flow of drugs and criminals who pour through our southern border.
Trump’s Justice Department launched investigations into the many criminal enterprises that were allowed by, and in some cases, initiated by previous administrations. We have confirmation from Attorney General Barr that some of those investigations are complete. The Spygate investigation is now focusing on former CIA Director John Brennan and former DNI James Clapper, two of the top-level people from the Obama administration who plotted the illegal surveillance of Trump’s campaign. (Since criminal investigations begin with lower-level players and work their way up the chain of command, this suggests that the Spygate investigation is also nearing its completion.) Patriots have watched Trump take on the dishonest corporate media and the corrupt political establishment.
Since half of the country is watching a movie in which Trump is about to be removed from office, the sudden and unexpected arrest of his opponents would be viewed as political retaliation. It would only confirm the narrative that the orange man is a dictator who must be removed from office—by force, if necessary. Arrests at this time would cause a civil war. In order to avoid civil unrest, a new public narrative must first be put forth that corrects the false narrative the media has used to deceive half the country.
The new narrative, if it to be believed, must be seen as truthful, authoritative, and non-partisan. It’s been developed, and it has two components. The first part is the Department of Justice Inspector Genera’s report on allegations of FISA abuse. Inspector General Horowitz was an Obama appointee who, in previous reports, failed to deliver the knockout punch conservatives hoped for. James Comey, while quibbling over details of the report on his memos, praised Horowitz’s fair and objective methods. Horrowitz can hardly be considered a partisan hack, which makes him the perfect person to deliver the first installment of the new narrative.
The Horrowitz report will expose the corrupt acts of the Obama administration and their collusion with the media in an attempt to railroad Trump and remove him from office. Those who are watching the orange-man-bad movie will face a plot twist that challenges their beliefs. The IG report will factually and objectively demonstrate that progressive heroes are, in fact, duplicitous criminals who deserve prosecution.
The second part of the new narrative is the declassification of documents by Attorney General William Barr. Trump authorized Barr to declassify anything he wants. Barr can give the declassified documents to anyone who might benefit from them. We know that text messages related to the Russia investigation between Andrew McCabe, James Comey, Bruce Ohr, Lisa Page, and Peter Strzok are on the list of things to be declassified. We also know the gang of 8 intel briefing on the status of the Russia investigation will be declassified. The possibilities for declassification are endless since Barr has complete authority and discretion. The secret communications and reports of those involved in the Russia investigation will be available for the public to read for themselves. The declassified documents will paint a clear picture of the criminal activities of those who tried to remove Trump from office.
Since the false movie narrative is being propagated by the media, along with the exposure of corrupt politicians, the media’s dishonesty must be exposed. The Horowitz report and the release of declassified documents will factually and objectively demonstrate that the media colluded with corrupt politicians and knowingly published false information with the intent of deceiving the public. This will allow the entire nation (and the world) to see the truth.
The Great Awakening is a term I use to describe the public becoming aware of a two-tiered system of justice that has allowed corrupt people to go unpunished. The Storm describes the coming arrest and prosecution of those corrupt people. The Calm Before the Storm is the time we currently live in before the arrests happen. Although the criminal investigations may have been completed long ago, only after the public has accepted the truth about corruption, can the justice phase begin.
I won’t predict a date when the arrests will happen. Everyone who has made such a prediction has been wrong. The political landscape is an ever-changing and unpredictable environment. (Did anyone predict the impeachment inquiry before it happened?) We know that the Horowitz report is nearly complete, but there is no way to predict the exact date it will be made public. The same is true for the release of declassified documents. What I can say is this: we should expect to see arrests after the Horowitz report and declassified documents have been released and the public has had time to digest them and accept the truth about corruption. At that point, those who have been watching the orange-man-bad movie may demand justice for the real criminals.