D.C. Democrats and a handful of Establishment Republicans are working hand-in-hand to destroy the Trump White House. They believe they smell blood and are moving forward to deliver a nationally broadcast blow to the months-old Trump administration.
The new tool in this shed of destruction is just-departed FBI Director James Comey. Among those who are strongly pushing behind the scenes to make this happen is said to be Republican Senator John McCain.
Whispers indicate McCain’s office has been in constant contact with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, another Republican who opposes the Trump presidency, about moving forward with what would be a highly publicized Senate hearing that would highlight testimony from Director Comey in the wake of Mr. Comey’s sudden firing. Highly-placed media figures have already been notified of the plan – one that has joint cooperation between McConnel and his Senate Minority Leader counterpart, Chuck Schumer – a Democrat.
Both McConnell and Schumer’s offices are said to have “significant” contacts within the Trump White House which have been partly responsible for what a recent Drudge Report headline describes as a “flood” of leaks. The leaks and his staff’s inability to form a cohesive message to the public is said to be an increasing frustration for the new President. Reports indicate he has had angry outbursts over his White House staff being unable to push out what he feels is the real political scandal of the time – the Obama administration’s use of federal power to illegally spy on political opponents in order to influence a then-ongoing national election.
An ABC NEWS report out today described the Trump White as “deeply divided” with staff worrying there will be significant blow-back from a now-enraged FBI. This concern has likely been deepened by Congressional Democrats and Republicans telling these same staff far more significant investigations into the Trump White House are coming soon.
Mr. Comey’s firing is to be the starting point of these newly aggressive and far-reaching investigations that may not actually succeed in impeaching Donald Trump, but rather cripple him politically to the point he is unable to move forward with any of his agenda – including healthcare reform and tax reform, thus ensuring the globalist agenda continues on the march unabated.
Watch for this plan to now unfold in the coming days and weeks. While the Trump White House is not yet on life support, it is in the emergency room and the D.C. Establishment is only to happy to help it go down.
UPDATE: It is now being reported that James Comey has REFUSED an offer made to him today (after D.C. Whispers reported that offer would be forthcoming) by members of the Senate to answer questions related to his firing. Comey’s refusal came after President Trump warned Mr. Comey there could be recorded evidence of his recent conversations with the President.
Having learned the pitfalls of placing too much trust in longtime political hacks like House Speaker Paul Ryan to do what they promised they would do, the quick-to-pivot Trump White House has been quietly but forcefully waging a second round attempt at scrapping much of the failing Obamacare legislation in favor of a far more state-directed program that would place the power of the free market back to the consumer and away from the federal government. That effort is set to culminate as early as this week.
Trump White House operatives, namely White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and economic adviser Gary Cohn have spearheaded the outreach effort to critical members of Congress who are necessary for the success of Mr. Trump’s attempt to save the country from the disastrous and costly Obamacare system.
The first attempt weeks earlier fell short in great part because of Speaker Ryan’s inability (some believe it was his intent) to form a Republican coalition between moderates and conservatives. This time, Ryan’s role has been minimized as the Trump White House works directly with members of Congress from both parties to ensure a legislative victory. Priebus represents the link to the GOP establishment while Mr. Cohn has ties to numerous Democrat Party figures. Both are now working under the directive of President Trump to get Congress to start actually working for the American people instead of merely promoting time and again the same tired partisan positions.
If the healthcare bill comes to a vote, a massive overhaul of the nation’s tax system is soon to follow.
The Trump presidency is fighting the political and media establishments head-on and for now, appears to be on his way to winning at least some very important partial victories.
Donald Trump is winning converts to his cause at a remarkable rate. Multiple meetings/sit-downs/social gatherings with D.C. lawmakers have those same lawmakers leaving with vastly improved impressions of the new president.
“He was on top of it. He was energetic.”
That description came from Representative Tom Cole of Oklahoma, a critical vote in the upcoming Obamacare reform legislation. It is a common theme for those lawmakers getting to really meet Mr. Trump for the first time, or, for those lawmakers getting to know him better after a tough GOP primary battle.
Such was the case with a dinner President Trump and the First Lady had with former political rival, Senator Ted Cruz and Mrs. Cruz. Senator Cruz will be a valuable source of support among the small but influential conservative faction within the U.S. Senate that also includes Senator Rand Paul. President Trump and Senator Paul have become particularly supportive of one another of late with both men seeming to genuinely admire and respect the other.
It is a kind of presidential outreach that is vastly different from the hands-off legislative approach utilized by former President Obama, who rarely met with lawmakers. Where Trump is increasingly viewed as personable and engaged in the process, Obama remained distant and detached from the work of governing. He was happy to show up for a bill signing ceremony in front of the cameras, or to give prepared speeches on various subjects, but rarely rolled his sleeves up and did the hard work of actual negotiation.
Not so with Mr. Trump who seems even more energized at the prospect of D.C. negotiations. It is a work ethic that the Establishment Media continues to ignore in favor of stories of administration infighting and political conflict. The reality is that the Trump White House, like any transitional phase of a new administration, had some hiccups, but Mr. Trump himself remains focused on the job of Making America Great Again, and is putting in an astonishing amount of time working toward that end.
The invite list by Democrat members of Congress reads like yet another staged protest like so many in recent years that resulted in costly mayhem and damage. This time, though, it won’t be a protest on city streets, but rather within the halls of Congress itself as President Donald Trump takes center stage to lay out his year one agenda for the nation to the legislators responsible for turning that agenda into law.
Both Democrats and the Establishment Media see it as yet another opportunity to try and challenge and embarrass the president.
The anti-president mood will be unprecedented. Remarkable that the very same party and media who not so long ago vilified a Republican congressman for shouting out that then-President Obama was lying about Obamacare (a truthful claim), who demanded that despite political differences the Office of the President must always be respected, is now the party of unhinged opposition – the Office of the President be damned.
The list of guests will be people Democrats feel have been unjustly harmed by an administrative that is barely a month old. Those “harmed” include immigrants both legal and otherwise. Children of illegal immigrants who had criminal records and then were deported will be brought into Congress. So too will Muslims claiming to have been victims of hate crimes as well as a handful of people Democrats will use to represent the “good” that Obamacare has done.
It is rumored some of these guests will boo and hiss the president and that the media is already preparing to highlight those examples in its coverage of the prime-time address.
President Trump will address Congress on Tuesday.
Yet more evidence the modern-era Democrat Party is a leaderless, immoral shambles – and now is openly threatening violence over an anti-law enforcement painting some demand be allowed to hang inside the Capitol Building.
The painting was done by St. Louis student David Pulphus and is his depiction of the Ferguson riots. Congressman William Clay (who has previously likened police officers to animals) was the one sponsoring the painting to be hung in the Capitol Building. Soon after the artwork was placed on the wall, another member of Congress took it down and returned it to Clay:
When word of that reached Rep. Cedric Richmond, Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, he was reported by Politico to have said, “”We may just have to kick somebody’s ass and stop them!”
The highly controversial painting was then returned to its place on the wall:
Members of Congress from both parties are now taking their complaint over the artwork to House Speaker Paul Ryan.
Remember, these are the “adults” said to be helping to run the country. Is it any wonder then how the last eight years (and longer) have been such a mess? Or why voters decided to finally give a true D.C. outsider the opportunity to do things differently?
H/T GATEWAY PUNDIT
VP-Elect Mike Pence didn’t mince words when he just stepped before the media after a meeting with Congressional leaders and declared, “Obamacare has failed and that the Trump administration’s first order of business will be to deal with that failure.
Mr. Pence went on to outline plans to “repeal and replace” Barack Obama’s namesake legislation, a move that would be a stunning blow to the outgoing president’s legacy.
Pence met with Republican lawmakers just minutes after President Obama did the same on the Democrat side. Mr. Obama is desperate to convince Democrats to do everything they can to keep Obamacare intact, despite recent polling that shows the healthcare law remains unpopular with a majority of the American people as health-plan costs skyrocket and choices continue to be eliminated.
Pence reaffirmed President-Elect Trump’s promise to “repeal and replace” Obamacare with what Mr. Pence called “market based” solutions that would allow people more choice, lower costs, and superior healthcare plans.
Here is video of some of Mr. Pence’s words on the subject today. Keep in mind, he spoke to the media just minutes after Barack Obama had left Congress, making it a particularly stinging rebuke of the president’s failed landmark legislation:
Republican leaders, happy to now have control of both houses of Congress, (thanks to voter support for Donald Trump) did something so politically stupid it evoked an immediate reaction from the President-Elect, who called them out for their lack of political perspective. The genesis of the Trump rebuke came in the form of a proposed reform of the Office of Congressional Ethics by Republicans, weakening the office to the point investigations would now be conducted “in-house” and under nearly full control by members of Congress.
Mr. Trump was none too pleased with the effort:
The clueless duo of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan have yet to formally respond to the President-Elect’s demands that Congress focus fully on far more important issues than those related to protecting the cash-corruption money machine that has long infested this nation’s legislative body. It is a glimpse into how Mr. Trump intends to govern as a president of the people first, not of a political party.
If members of Congress misbehave, be they Republican or Democrat, this president will call them out publicly for their misdeeds. The entirety of the Political Establishment in America now lives in fear of what a Donald Trump presidency will bring – namely America-first policies that favor the American people, and not the political elite.