SCANDAL! WHITE HOUSE DESTROYED EVIDENCE OF ILLEGAL AND SECRET COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AFTER SENATE ASKED FOR RECORDS TO BE PRESERVED FOR RUSSIA PROBE. PANIC MOVE AFTER THE FBI INVESTIGATES? FBI Deputy Director went to WH in person on Wednesday to talk to Priebus in private. Not clear if Spicer ordered staff to delete encryption apps around same time

February 27, 2017

White House staff last week tried to hide evidence that they have been using a secret messaging app that violates federal record keeping records after the Senate Intelligence Committee requested materials be preserved in relation to a Russia probe, it has emerged.

http://www.latimes.com/politics/washington/la-na-essential-washington-updates-senate-committee-asks-white-house-and-1487538409-htmlstory.html

https://www.rt.com/usa/378696-spicer-leaks-white-house/

Several committees as well as the FBI are investigating communications between Donald Trump’s associates and Russians.

Trump has taken to twitter to blast reports of Russian contacts as fake news. But the hasty decision last week to destroy evidence of an illegal communications system in violation of a Senate request will fuel speculation that he and his associates have something to hide.

Together with the White House Counsel, Press Secretary Sean Spicer called staff in to his office and told them to delete encryption acts like Signal and Confide that leave no paper trail and whose use violates the Presidential records act.

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/sean-spicer-targets-own-staff-in-leak-crackdown-235413

On Wednesday, February 15th, Andrew McCabe, the FBI deputy director went to the White House and had a private conversation with Reince Priebus concerning communications between Trump’s associates and Russia, reports the FT.

https://www.ft.com/content/0945926a-fab3-11e6-9516-2d969e0d3b65

It is not yet clear what day exactly last week Spicer instructed staff to hide encryption apps on their devices. But it is likely have been immediately after the visit of McCabe.

A Buzzfeed article posted in the early hours of the morning Friday 17th says that Spicer was willing to show a reporter his text encrypting app.

“In a phone call with BuzzFeed News, Spicer confirmed that he used the app, but said that he had done so only once, when asked to by a reporter “months ago.” He offered to show a BuzzFeed News reporter his phone as proof.”

https://www.buzzfeed.com/sheerafrenkel/white-house-staff-are-using-a-secure-app-thats-really-not-so?utm_term=.scPjr8wLa#.jbyRLyQEX

The use of encrypted communication systems would be of interest to investigators as they would allow Trump associates to contact Russian officials and others off the radar.

It is not clear if the meeting, which was billed as impromptu, was documented. The deletion of an illegal communication system would have to be documented for it to be in compliance with rules.

Spicer was also using the encryption app, and he also deleted it. It is not clear if his use of the app and his deletion of it was documented either to allow investigators to ask him questions on it.

Donald Trump is also reported to be using his personal phone. It is not clear if that also has encryption apps.

At the end of the meeting, Spicer warned the staffers against disclosing any details of the said meeting, which has leaked into the press.

The controlled media are spinning the meeting to suggest that Spicer was warning staffers about leaks.

But the purpose of the meeting may have been to hide the use of a secret messaging app system from the Senate and the FBI as a probe into the contacts of the Trump team with Russians intensifies.

Spicer asked the  chairs of the Senate intelligence committee as well as CIA director Mike Pompeio to discredit media reports of Russian contacts, say media.

http://www.salon.com/2017/02/27/sean-spicer-arranged-for-cia-director-to-try-to-discredit-reports-of-trump-campaign-contacts-with-Russia/

Politico reports

“Upon entering Spicer’s office for what one person briefed on the gathering described as “an emergency meeting,” staffers were told to dump their phones on a table for a “phone check,” to prove they had nothing to hide.

Spicer, who consulted with White House counsel Don McGahn before calling the meeting, was accompanied by White House lawyers in the room, according to multiple sources.

There, he explicitly warned staffers that using texting apps like Confide — an encrypted and screenshot-protected messaging app that automatically deletes texts after they are sent — and Signal, another encrypted messaging system, was a violation of the Presidential Records Act, according to multiple sources in the room.

Justifying the restrictions, Spicer apparently said that the use of these and similar mobile features will constitute a violation of the Presidential Records Act.

The encryption messaging apps could be being used to run a shadow government.

Given the large amount of financial dealings Donald Trump and the Mercer family appear to have with Russian oligarchs or corrupt officials laundering money, it cannot be ruled out that the apps were being used to communicate with Russians.

Spicer’s emergency meeting to delete the secret communcation apps may have been prompted by the realization that the FBI is intent on investigating reports of contacts between Trump’s team and Russians.

The FBI refused a request by White House chief of staff Reince Priebus last week to deny that there were communications between the Trump team and Russians known to US intelligence.

http://edition.cnn.com/2017/02/23/politics/fbi-refused-white-house-request-to-knock-down-recent-trump-russia-stories/

Priebus has come under fire for attempting to pressure the FBI to deny the existence of communications between Trump and Russians.

The revelation that White House staff are using a secret messaging system recalls the scandal surrounding Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server to conduct official business.

Clinton destroyed 33,000 emails in an attempt to thwart an FBI investigation.

The fact that off the record systems of communication cannot be used cannot have escaped the Trump team.

One of the main elements of Trump’s campaign was to call for Clinton to be prosecuted for her use of a secret, private email server and her destruction of her emails.

http://www.businessinsider.com/fbi-re-opening-investigation-into-hillary-private-e-mail-server-2016-10

Trump fiercely criticised FBI director James Comey for refusing to prosecute Clinton in spite of the overwhelming evidence that she violated federal laws.

Comey will now be under intense pressure to prosecute Trump for allowing his team to do the same. The presence of the White House Counsel at the meeting to delete apps strongly suggests that Trump gave the greenlight to override rules and destroy evidence of an illegal communications system.

At least one email sent to Hillary’s private server came from Billionaire George Soros. It instructed her how to handle a political crisis in Albania. His instructions were followed.

https://www.rt.com/usa/355639-soros-clinton-albania-wikileaks/

But barely a month into the administration, it has emerged that the Trump team have set up their own parallel, secret communications system using at least encryption apps, and maybe also private email servers.

It is not clear if special advisers like Jared Kushner or Steve Bannon are using the apps or their private email to conduct government business since their roles are so nebulously defined.

Bannon and Kushner along with Priebus were named as contacts by a Russian TV journalist who interviewed me about biological warfare in Larisa in the summer. Any communications would be without record if Bannon, Kushner and Priebus use encryption apps.

Recognizing the existence of such a system is incriminating, it appears Spicer deleted his own encryption app and ordered other staffers to do the same while trying to hide the actions.

When the information was leaked, Spicer and his team appeared to have tried to spin the actions as directed against leakers.

But it is clear that most leakers cannot be detected by an inspection of their phones. Any leaker in the White House knowing their job is at risk is highly unlikely to ring up the New York Times’s office main line on their office or smartphone and spend ten minutes talking to a journalist on an extension.

Also, any leaker using an encryption app can just upload the app again after Spicer deleted it.

It is not clear with whom the secret apps were used to communicate with, but it is clear that their use violates more laws that Clinton’s email server. She, at least, kept some written record, albeit secretly. The Confide app destroys all written records and messages as soon as it is sent.

But it could be that the secret system was used to run a Clinton style cash for favours scam. Donors or lenders to Trump and Kushner could use the secret system to give him instructions.

Trump could also be open to blackmail given the evidence that his property empire is a front for laundering foreign money, especially Russian money.

George Soros has forgiven Trump a significant loan, which he used to build Trump tower, it has been reported, something which Soros could leverage over Trump.

https://markethive.com/marketing/blog/trump-owes-soros-160-million-dollars

Deutsche Bank is reported to have examined Trump’s account for links to suspicious Russian guarantees.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/16/deutsche-bank-examined-trump-account-for-russia-links

 


Trump entangled?

February 26, 2017

 

How Donald Trump can still repulse any blackmail attempt and be victorious in seven easy steps. Read the rest of this entry »


BILLIONAIRE HEDGE FUNDER BACKING BREITBART AND BANNON MAY OWE VAST PROFITS (~80% A YEAR) TO MONEY LAUNDERING OPERATIONS ALSO INVOLVING RUSSIA. BANNON COULD EVEN STILL BE BEING PAID HIS BREITBART SALARY WITH ILLICIT RUSSIAN? MONEY

February 26, 2017

The Mercers, a secretive family whose hedge fund has ties to Russia  and Deutsche Bank, like Donald and Ivanka and Jared Kushner, are financing the website Breitbart, and they may even still be paying the salary of Donald Trump’s adviser, Steve Bannon, it has emerged.

The opaque fund has been turning out staggering profits of almost 80% a year for more than a decade, fuelling speculation about its business model.

Bannon and Rebekah Mercer, a daughter of hedge fund billionaire Robert Mercer, have played a key role in trying to download the latest phase of the Globalist attempt to set up a technocratic one world government into the core of Trump’s White House policies, specifically dismantling US institutions and polarizing society.

Both Bannon and Mercer have also clashed with some of Trump’s cabinet picks over their attempt control the selection of bureaucrats for top jobs in the Pentagon and the State Department.

Larry Solov, Breitbart’s president and CEO, revealed the Mercers’ ownership as part of a process to get Capitol Hill press credentials for Breitbart reporters. Press credentials seem to have been refused due to the opaque nature of the finances and management of Breitbart.

Solov said Bannon had resigned from Breitbart in a phone call after the election. But he could not provide any written proof when asked to do so, meaning it cannot be ruled out that Bannon is still an employee of Breitbart and that the Mercers are still paying his salary.

Any further payments to Bannon would raise interesting issues of conflicts of interest especially if some of the funds that the Mercer’s use to finance Breitbart and Bannon come, at least in part, from Russia.

http://news.nationalpost.com/news/world/once-led-by-steve-bannon-breitbart-is-owned-by-family-that-poured-millions-into-trump-campaign

The Mercer’s Renaissance Technologies and its flagship Medallion Fund have drawn attention for their gigantic profits,  averaging 71.8 percent from 1994 through mid-2014, sparking speculation that the fund may be laundering money, a crime which would open the door to blackmailing the Mercers and Bannon.

https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2015-07-08/irs-moves-against-hedge-fund-maneuver-once-used-by-renaissance

Gigantic profits from high risk, opaque countries is considered a red flag for a money laundering operation.

“For outsiders, the mystery of mysteries is how Medallion has managed to pump out annualized returns of almost 80 percent a year, before fees. “Even after all these years they’ve managed to fend off copycats,” says Philippe Bonnefoy, a former Medallion investor who later co-founded Eleuthera Capital, a Switzerland-based quantitative macro firm.”

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-11-21/how-renaissance-s-medallion-fund-became-finance-s-blackest-box

The in transparent fund, which uses the buzzword “quant”, holds positions in Russian companies, including telecommunications companies, but has returns far above Russian funds.

“…there is the more serious question of Renaissance’s larger positions in Russian telecommunication firms, and, the type of information Renaissance is afforded as an investor in Russian firms with ties to Russian government.

The hedge fund also holds positions in energy and casino gaming.

The other Russian firm mentioned in CNNMoney’s report on VIP’s position in Russia is Mobile TeleSystems OJSC (MBT), Russia’s largest mobile provider.

Renaissance holds 866,100 shares in a class of stocks known as Sponsored American Depository Receipts (ADR) in a corporation named Vimpelcom LTD (VIP), a telecommunication firm incorporated in Bermuda with headquarters in Amsterdam.

VIP is a holding company for telecommunication providers in Russia.

The most recently incorporated VIP has investments in telecommunication and technology products in Russia, the Ukraine, Italy, Greece, Algeria, Pakistan, and Bangladesh.

To describe these entangled corporations and subsequent volumes of records as transparent is to naively minimize the obliqueness which occurs when hedge funds and corporations are free to breed like Gremlins, and, when these funds are able to do so without transparency to either the government or investors as to how each of the funds and investments relate to another.”

http://hsquaredmagazine.com/2016/10/02/from-russia-with-love-the-complicated-web-connecting-trump-to-russian-telecoms/

Renaissance has been investigated for a tax avoidance using Deutsche Bank. The bank has just been fined $630 million for laundering $10 billion of Russian cash.

“According to the panel’s report, Renaissance probably avoided more than $6 billion in U.S. income taxes over 14 years through transactions with Barclays Plc and Deutsche Bank AG.”

https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2015-07-08/irs-moves-against-hedge-fund-maneuver-once-used-by-renaissance

“The German bank admitted that the investigations into its Russian operations over so-called “mirror trades” had not yet finished. It said it was “cooperating with other regulators and law enforcement authorities”. The DoJ is reported to be among them.”

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/jan/31/deutsche-bank-fined-630m-over-russia-money-laundering-claims

Deutsche Bank is the bank of Donald Trump as well as of Ivanka and Jared Kushner. Both their accounts were investigated internally by Deutsche Bank because “recent loans to Trump, which were struck in highly unusual circumstances, may have been underpinned by financial guarantees from Moscow.”

“The scandal-hit bank that loaned hundreds of millions of dollars to Donald Trump has conducted a close internal examination of the US president’s personal account to gauge whether there are any suspicious connections to Russia, the Guardian has learned.

Deutsche Bank, which is under investigation by the US Department of Justice and is facing intense regulatory scrutiny, was looking for evidence of whether recent loans to Trump, which were struck in highly unusual circumstances, may have been underpinned by financial guarantees from Moscow.

The Guardian has also learned that the president’s immediate family are Deutsche clients. The bank examined accounts held by Ivanka Trump, the president’s daughter, her husband, Jared Kushner, who serves as a White House adviser, and Kushner’s mother.

The internal review found no evidence of any Russia link, but Deutsche Bank is coming under pressure to appoint an external and independent auditor to review its business relationship with President Trump.”

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/16/deutsche-bank-examined-trump-account-for-russia-links

As reported on this blog, there is a lot of evidence to suggest that the Trump’s and Kushner’s real estate empire, funded by Deutsche Bank loans, may be a front for money laundering for Russian and Kazahk oligarchs and corrupt officials.

 


HOUSE COULD SUBPOENA TRUMP OVER TAX RETURNS AS RUSSIA PROBE LAUNCHED. HOW TO IMPEACH AND REPLACE TRUMP WITH MATTIS AND GET AMERICA BACK ON TRACK IN SIX EASY STEPS

February 23, 2017

A Republican Senator Susan Collins said the Intelligence Committee could subpoena President Donald Trump’s tax records as part of its investigation into Russian interference in last year’s election if that’s where the evidence leads.

http://www.rollcall.com/news/politics/susan-collins-intelligence-committee-subpoena-trump-tax-returns-needed

This opens the door to replacing Trump and his team with patriots like James Mattis in a few easy step.

1. Subpoena Trump for his tax returns as well as dodgy loans (George Soros), Deutsche Bank loans and his real estate deals to see if they were fronts for laundering money.

In addition, an investigation should subpoena Jared Kushner’s for his tax returns, Deutsche Bank account and real estate deals given the enormous amount of power and influence Kushner has accumulated in the Trump team.

And Shadow President Steve Bannon’s and Breitbart’s opaque finances need to be taken under the lupe.

My bet is that neither Trump nor Kushner nor Bannon will be very forthcoming since their cash flows may point to the usual suspects of George Soros, the Rothschild, Ted Turner etc

2. Offer the trio a backroom deal if they cooperate in transitioning the government from Globalist control to American control under a trusted President like James Mattis, for example. Alternative would be probe, impeachment, jail.

For example, Trump could exit by claiming to be suddenly too ill, too stressed, to continue. He is in his 70s after all. After a scam health scare, (Trump passing out at a gold course) he could resign. Mike Pence would, then, become President. Since Pence is part of the Globalist operation, he would have to go soon too. But before he goes, Pence could appoint Mattis his VP, avoiding a power vaccum under Paul Ryan or the chaos of new elections.

Since Mattis enjoys cross party support, he would be a unifying figure.

3. James Mattis becomes president and appoints a VP like Chris Christie or another trusted civilian politician for a better military and civilian balance.

4. Mattis fires Reince Priebus, Steve Bannon, Kushner and the entire current White House as well as hirelings like Dr Sebastian Gorka, and brings in fresh people.

Gorka looks like a villain out of a Tintin comic, with his Medal of Heroes, linked to a Hungarian group who collaborated with the Nazisbeard, heavy glasses.

http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2017/02/14/gorka-fake-news-left-media-attempts-smear-sebastian-gorka-nazi-sympathizer/

A quick questionnaire could establish what each person in the White House does and identify core tasks and functions.

Hiring 2000 random college grads currently working as barristas to carry out those functions after some training would probably lead to a vast improvement over the current chaos troop.

5. Set up a team to vet candidates to fill department positions at top speed.

Assume key military secrets may already have been leaked and change vital code words and configurations as soon as Bannon and his flakies have had their security clearances revoked.

6. Carrying out the reasonable campaign pledges of Trump such as creating more jobs, setting up tariffs, biliateral trade agreements, rebuilding the military, conducting a prudent foreign policy , investigating vaccines and autism etc to keep the voters behind the new government.

Hey presto. In six easy steps, America could be back on the road.

 


Was Geoffrey Pyatt involved in the Clinton and Russian Uranium deal?

February 23, 2017

 

Evidence is growing that the entire business model of the four times bankrupt Donald Trump is built on cash for favours, on money laundering for foreign oligarchs as well as on dodgy loans from the likes of George Soros and Deutsche Bank.

In fact, the business model of Trump and his son in law, Jared Kushner, may be, in essence, be the same as Hillary and Bill Clinton’s Foundation, which received money for a dodgy Russian money for a Uranium deal, giving Russia control of a significant amount of US Uranium.

Geoffrey Pyatt, Soros’ puppet in the Ukraine, and current ambassador to Greece, was the deputy chief of the US mission to  International Atomic Energy Agency at the time of the deal. He may even have played a role in signing off on the deal, which had to be reviewed by several agencies, including possibly the US Mission to the IAEA, which monitors world urainium production and consumption.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geoffrey_R._Pyatt

The IAEA publishes a  “Red Book” on Uranium every to years, which is “a recognised world reference on uranium.”

“The report provides analyses and information from 49 uranium producing and consuming countries. The new edition provides the most recent review of world uranium market fundamentals and presents data on global uranium exploration, resources, production and reactor-related requirements. It offers updated information on established uranium production centres and mine development plans, as well as projections of nuclear generating capacity and reactor-related requirements through 2035.”

https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/pressreleases/new-edition-of-red-book-uranium-report-is-published

From the New York Times

Beyond mines in Kazakhstan that are among the most lucrative in the world, the sale gave the Russians control of one-fifth of all uranium production capacity in the United States. Since uranium is considered a strategic asset, with implications for national security, the deal had to be approved by a committee composed of representatives from a number of United States government agencies. Among the agencies that eventually signed off was the State Department, then headed by Mr. Clinton’s wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton.
As the Russians gradually assumed control of Uranium One in three separate transactions from 2009 to 2013, Canadian records show, a flow of cash made its way to the Clinton Foundation. Uranium One’s chairman used his family foundation to make four donations totaling $2.35 million. Those contributions were not publicly disclosed by the Clintons, despite an agreement Mrs. Clinton had struck with the Obama White House to publicly identify all donors. Other people with ties to the company made donations as well.

And shortly after the Russians announced their intention to acquire a majority stake in Uranium One, Mr. Clinton received $500,000 for a Moscow speech from a Russian investment bank with links to the Kremlin that was promoting Uranium One stock.

Three days later, a wholly owned subsidiary of Rosatom completed a deal for 17 percent of Uranium One. And within a year, the Russian government substantially upped the ante, with a generous offer to shareholders that would give it a 51 percent controlling stake. But first, Uranium One had to get the American government to sign off on the deal.

 


Why is Bannon not forced to resign over Milo paedophilia scandal?

February 23, 2017

 

Steven Bannon will appear with the discredited Trump team of Reince Priebus, Mike Pence, Kellyanne Conway  at a conservative conference,  CPAC, today in spite of his role in promoting Milo Yiannopoulos, whom, it has emerged, forcefully defended paedophilia.

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/320760-watch-live-cpac-kicks-off-its-second-day

Milo is a protege of Bannon as Milo has often said.

It is incomprehensible why Milo’s enabler Bannon has not been forced to resign over his role in giving Milo a platform. Milo with the help of Bannon has become a popular icon. Is it a coincidence? Did Bannon really have no idea that his hand picked young trendy tech editor was not entangled in tales of little boys and grown up men?

This is 2017 when child sex trafficking, snuff films, paedophilia has reached horrendous proportions. Paedophiles shouldn t be encouraged by icons like Milo.

The likes of Julian Assange have been quick to lambast liberals for being so narrow in condemning Milo.

But the former soldier turned ancient Greek philospher Socrates also condemned homosexual relations between young boys and adults. Was he a liberal too, showing the twisted logic so preferred by leftists as Milo would claim? A layabout leading a pampered existence with a jaded world view?

When Odysseus goes to Hades, he shudders when he sees the mother of Oedipus and thinks about the unatural act of how he, her son slept with his mother, albeit unknowingly. Was Odysseus, the tough Greek fighter, who sacked Troy, a liberal?

Athene (a goddess or mouthpiece of Homer) says that anyone who seduces the wife of another man when he is absent and then kills him when he returns deserves death. Was she or Homer virtue signalling leftists?

No, Plato and Homer express an ancient and universally recognized understanding that human beings need an unusually long time to develop to maturity, and they need adults as teachers, guides and role models.

Some animals are born one day and can run around the next. An average human being, by contrast, needs a year to being to walk and use a few words. For a very long period of time, children are, inevitably, dependent on the protection of adults.

But when human beings do reach emotional, physical and intellectural maturity and automony successfully, they are capable of much greater achievements like writing great epics, discovering the mathematics of the universe etc. Therefore, successful human societies like the ancient Greek society protect children and place great value marriage based on love and families as units of protection.

But broken people, who refuse to face their inner turmoil, and get help to move forwards, may well try to denigrate  anyone who rejects paedophilia as a narrow liberal.

They can do so from behind bars as far as the rest of us are concerned, Milo and Bannon.

 


IMPEACH TRUMP

February 23, 2017

Steven Bannon, the unelected advisor of Donald Trump, with the status of an advisor, whose funding is opaque and which, for all we know, could come from George Soros and Russian oligarchs, is still today, as I write this report, the most powerful man in the USA, more powerful even than Trump.

Thanks to an executive order signed by Trump, Bannon was able to assume a position on the main committee of the National Security Council. This is the key body that decides foreign policy issues that do not go to the president and which frames the choices for him, according to the New York Times.

At the same time, Bannon’s rivals were downgraded or removed from the council altogether, further increasing Bannon’s power over this pivotal council. The director of national intelligence and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff were side lined. Homeland Security and the CIA were thrown off it.

His vociferous style and tactic of apparently shouting down all critics seems aimed at establishing his absolute authority.

He has instituted a reign of terror, firing anyone who murmurs any criticism of Trump, according to reports, and even spying on council members.

Now Trump has lamely claimed, according to the New York Times, that he did not know that he was making such a substantive change. Oh, no, Trump had no idea that he had made an unprecedented transfer of power into the hands of an unelected advisor with no official status in the administration at all.

The Trump team just copied and pasted changes into an organization charge inherited from Obama. It just so happened that they resulted in Bannon assuming the power of a feudal king. How did that happen? The name Bannon must have just been accidentally been pasted into the chart where it said “enter the name of the new Fuhrer here.”

Trump says he was surprised at the blowback that resulted from his sanctioning a secret coup d etat by former Goldman Sachs banker and far right Breitbart editor Bannon of the most powerful body in the USA. That even thought two top generals turned down the position precisely because of Bannon. It was all over the media. Oh, but Trump was taken aback, amazed.

Trump blames Michael Flynn for not making him aware of the significance of the changes or how they would be perceived.

But even though now it must be clear to him that a cross party consensus has emerged that Bannon must go, Trump still has not removed him as of Thursday 23 February 2017.

His new National Security Advisor HR McMaster, an active duty officer, has to go to Trump to ask for him to be removed in spite of Trump’s promise to McMaster that he could determine the make up of the council.

So, what might be the real reason why can’t Trump let go of Bannon?

Now that Flynn is gone, Bannon is his shield, allowing Trump to plausibly deny knowing about any future key decisions, detrimental to the USA.

“But Bannon never made me aware that we had just declared nuclear war on Russia…, that we had such serious leaks…, that our computers were hacked…that all these parallel power structures Bannon (and Kushner) created would paralyze our government….that Bannon kept citing me as the basis of his authority when he declared war on China too, really I had no idea and I am surprised at the intensity of the blowback…”

The tacit implication with this approach is that if Trump had known, he would have acted differently. He is not to blame for wrong decisions. Bannon is.

It was used by Hitler in World War Two when Hitler hermetically sealed himself off in a tight inner circle. The desperate generals who went to Hitler to warn him the Eastern front was about to collapse, the Western front was about to collapse etc were left with the impression that Hitler, like Trump, would have acted differently if he had not been surrounded by so many manipulative aides.

“If Hitler only knew the fifth army is on the verge of collapse in Stalingrad, he would pull them back immediately. But that Martin Bormann is hiding it from him…”

“If Hitler only knew half of Berlin has been destroyed by air raids, he would end the war. But Bormann is hiding if from him…”

In fact, Bannon has assumed a role very similar to the role of Martin Bormann in Nazi Germany, which is Hitler’s shield and punch bag. That should not surprise us considering Bannon is a student of Nazi German history.

Bormann and other Nazis deliberately created parallel power structures to create confusion. This strengthened the hand of Bormann who could always claim to be doing the will of Hitler and basing his authority on  him, given his close relationship and access to him

Well, as of this week, Trump does know beyond any doubt that Bannon is considered a high security and risk on the council by virtually everyone. But, surprise, Trump still won’t remove him.

His bluff has been called again.

It’s time to impeach Trump.

Either he is telling the truth when says that he did not know that Bannon would be so powerful, in which case he is unfit to be president. Or he is lying through his teeth, was well aware of the implications, in which case he is also unfit to be president.

The tactic of plausible denial depends on no one being able to prove one way or another that Trump really did not know.

But let’s consider the long list of all the things Trump claims now implicitly or explicitly not to know or have known.

He didn’t know that he had signed off on 15 ambassadors  in violation of his agreement with Rex Tillerson, 15 ambassadors of the worst swamp alligator kind.

He didn’t know that Bannon’s blockages means that the Pentagon has no staff to get the budget in by the April deadline.

He didn’t know that his White House staff has been among the slowest ever to vet officials, paralyzing departments.

He didn’t know that giving another unelected official, his son in law, Jared Kushner, financed by the same consortium of George Soros and Deutsche Bank, as he himself, nebulous but in practise total control over foreign policy, would create a shadow secretary of state and confusion.

He didn’t know his federal hiring freeze would make it impossible for Tilleron to fill all the vacant posts and paralyze federal government.

He didn’t know he could fill the four seats in the Federal Reserve with people favouring low interest rates rather than keeping ringing the Fed and pleading with them, as Alex Jones implies.

He didn’t know that signing an executive order barring green card holders and visa holders could be challenged by the courts. And so end up having the opposite effect of allowing thousands of ISIS fighters pour into the country.

He didn’t know he could sign an executive mandate ending the Obamacare penalty.

He didn’t know he could repeal the federal power grab over the election infrastructure.

He didn’t know he repeal the federal grab over the internet.

He didn’t know Obamacare and tax cuts would take so long to implement. 2018? 2019?

He didn’t know that when he gave his infamous press conference, he was not naming actual achievements, just plans for future properity that could easily be reversed. Even the Mexico wall can still be stopped if he loses the midterms.

He didn’t know that when he stepped before the press, he was not addressing the American people without filters. How could he be expected to know that the mainstream media channels would edit his 77 minute long rant?

He did not know that when he praised a Never Trumper for being a good ally (unity is so important to him), he had rejected candidates presented by Tillerson and James Mattis for that same reason on the advice of Bannon.

He did not know that reports of the White House dysfunction (leaks, firing of Flynn, Priebus’s activities) were all over the alternative media, and that claiming the White House was fine tuned machine would make him look a liar among all his voters.

Oh, and he didn’t know he runs the ultimate money laundering machine and is eminently blackmailable.

He has withheld his tax returns on a whim.

Trump is not  a fool. He is a liar.

Since it is now clear that Trump  comes with a shadow government of Bannon, Kushner, Priebus and Pence, Trump must go.