The Senior Editor
“It’s an open secret and has been for quite a while, but Trump isn’t worth $10 billion. As one of my hedge-fund friends (an actual billionaire) said of Trump in 2015, “He’s a clown living on credit.” For Trump to have the public learn that he may not be as wealthy as he has continued to claim as the central element of his branding would hurt him more than if Mueller then proved he took sacks of cash and a foot massage from Vladimir Putin. Collusion with the Russians is nothing compared to having his baroque finances revealed. Trump would rather be known as a traitor than as someone who isn’t one of the Masters of the Universe.” Rick Wilson…
Trump’s phony gas attacks and childish posturing, threatening a nuclear war are, as most are now aware, cheap attempts to save himself. The evidence thus far reviewed from Michael Cohen’s office has sickened all that have seen it. Trump forgot that American democracy and constitutional protections had long evaporated.
From the Daily Beast and Rick Wilson:
Monday’s FBI raids on Michael Cohen’s Trump Tower office, his hotel room, and his home all provided a proper dose of comeuppance to a man more accustomed to screaming threats, shit-tier legal theorizing, and putting his strip-mall law degree to work in service of Donald Trump.
Cohen, far from being the superlawyer to a billionaire real-estate tycoon, really only has one important job: covering up Trump’s alleged dalliances. It was Cohen batting cleanup, dealing with an army of models, escorts, Mistresses (large “M” and small “m”), actresses, porn stars, models, Real Dolls, fangirls, groupies, and random topiary at Mar-a-Delicto with a wall of nondisclosure agreements. Master of the NDA, Cohen thought attorney-client privilege would protect him.
He forgot he had a fool for a client. Trump couldn’t shut his mouth on Air Force One last week.
His legal correspondence is all now being reviewed as Trump has been officially judged a “threat to national security,” perhaps the understatement of all time.
The FBI has “all onboard” looking at Trump and in particular, John Bolton. Sources rated “highest” say that the Bolton nomination is the “deal breaker” as Bolton’s long list of misdeeds, covered by his Israeli friends for years, can no longer be overlooked.
Word is that Trump himself has flunked a security clearance background check for even “confidential.” This means he can’t even read his own tweets. Yes, Washington actually works like that.
Today the FBI raided Michael Cohen’s offices, car and hotel room and seized all correspondence with Trump over threats and payoffs for alleged sexual assaults and alleged acts of pedophilia.
Sources in the FBI say that Trump has turned to Israeli intelligence to tap FBI phone and even stalk and threaten FBI agents and their families.
This is confirmed.
Meetings of FBI counter-intelligence personnel, which is one part of the Trump/Russia inquiry, are using burner phones, changing cars and receiving training in heightened tradecraft.
Gordon Duff posted articles on VT from 2008 to 2022. He is a Marine combat veteran of the Vietnam War. A disabled veteran, he worked on veterans and POW issues for decades.
Gordon is an accredited diplomat and is generally accepted as one of the top global intelligence specialists. He manages the world’s largest private intelligence organization and regularly consults with governments challenged by security issues.
Duff has traveled extensively, is published around the world, and is a regular guest on TV and radio in more than “several” countries. He is also a trained chef, wine enthusiast, avid motorcyclist, and gunsmith specializing in historical weapons and restoration. Business experience and interests are in energy and defense technology.