Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has issued an ominous warning regarding President Trump’s future in the White House, asserting that he is being politically sucked dry before an eventual ouster and replacement by Vice President Mike Pence.
Assange tweeted his thoughts on Thursday.
“Trump’s political capital has been openly looted for months now by GOP, CIA, Netanyahu, Goldman Sachs, etc.,” he wrote. “Game is clearly to extract as many unpopular positions as possible (e.g tax cuts for the super rich), push the resulting political corpse to Mueller & install Mike Pence.”
Trump’s political capital has been openly looted for months now by GOP, CIA, Netanyahu, Goldman Sachs, etc. Game is clearly to extract as many unpopular positions as possible (e.g tax cuts for the super rich), push the resulting political corpse to Mueller & install Mike Pence.
— Julian Assange ? (@JulianAssange) December 14, 2017
President Trump has proven himself as one of the most resilient and stalwart political figures in all of American history, but the forces working in concert against him cannot be underestimated, and it is clear that there are many special interests hoping to ride the Trump Train to their own ends.
Assange is not alone in this thinking.
In April of 2017, Drudge Report honcho Matt Drudge tweeted, “Paul Ryan strategy is waiting for Pence to get sworn in as President…”
The following month, Politico floated the same idea – tying Trump’s potential fall to his firing of former FBI director, James Comey, and the impending appointment of Robert Mueller as special prosecutor in the now-out-of-control ‘Russian collusion’ investigation.
“Some conservatives are hinting that Pence looks like a particularly good alternative right now, especially as the Justice Department moves ahead with a special prosecutor for the FBI’s Russia probe,” Politico reported. “The pining for Pence is nothing new, however. From Capitol Hill to K Street, the notion that many Republicans prefer Pence to Trump in the Oval Office is perhaps the worst-kept secret in Washington.”
As the wheels come off Mueller’s Russia probe, the establishment is gearing up for its next assault on Trump, bringing back some of the women who accused him of sexual assault during the run-up to the 2016 presidential election – and possibly preparing even bolder stunts on this front.
Former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly dropped a bombshell during an interview with Glenn Beck earlier this week, claiming that anti-Trump operatives have been on the hunt for women who can be bribed lavishly in order to go on record with accusations of Trump sexually assaulting or harassing them.
“There is an audio tape of an anti-Trump person offering $200,000 dollars to a woman to accuse Donald Trump of untoward behavior,” O’Reilly told Beck, adding, “I can tell you that Donald Trump knows about the tape. The President knows.”
“And I, for the life of me, am sitting here going, ‘Why on earth are you allowing a movement to try to smear you, when you have a powerful piece of evidence that shows that this is an industry; that shows that there are false charges and money changing hands.”
If this tape (or tapes) exists, and Trump is aware of new smear campaigns being constructed behind the scenes, then perhaps the President is making counter-moves of his own in preparation. He will also need Trump loyalists to circle the wagons.
Otherwise, the dark forebodings of Assange, Drudge, and others could come to pass.