Does Trump and Murdoch – HAVE THE BOMB? French, British, and Israeli Intelligence – WANTS TO KNOW! How about the CIA and Homeland security? Did Rupert know about the Top Secret documents Trump had brought to his Lair and pretended to distance himself from His Boy until he and Right-wing think tanks came up with the best way to handle – THIS MESS? A harmonized defense is being employed that carefully AVOIDS this question….
Would you want a Mad Man – who claims he is still the President – to have an atomic bomb?
Well…..Trump does have a play atomic bomb – and is playing games with it. They are Nuclear Players – and will be treated as such. I declare the New Civil War has begun, and it is a Cold Civil War – OVERFLOWING WITH PROPAGANDA! How – typical! Is Murdock – Deep Throat? Did Trump approach him with – THE PLAN – that would guarantee Donald stays in the limelight – forever?
Here is my letter from Homeland Security that was sent because Rep. Peter Defazio sent them my e-mail I sent to him about Al-Queda targeting a nuclear plant in Australia during the 2000 Olympics. HS lied to me and Peter. I assume because the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and World Leaders, did not want Al-Queda and Bin Laden to be…..NUCLEAR PLAYERS!
The other Toxic Narcissist, who is playing with The Bomb in order to get approval and votes from the American Taliban – dealt himself a Fat Radioactive Hand – so he can glow in the dark! I’m seventy-five! I recall and survived – the last Cold War!
- Rand Paul, a Republican senator for Kentucky, called for the repeal of the Espionage Act on Saturday.
- The Espionage Act of 1917 prohibited sharing information that could harm the US.
- Following the Mar-a-Lago raid, the DOJ is investigating if Trump violated the Espionage Act.
Below is my letter from Gary M. Bald who assured me there were no arrests or trial in regards to terrorist threat to Olympics in Sydney in 2000, a year before 911.
“The trial had earlier been told how Hambali provided Roche with access to al-Qaeda officials including Osama bin Laden, and how he travelled to Afghanistan via Pakistan to meet them. The notes of these meetings described how al-Qaeda had agreed to have three white Australian Muslims undertake firearms and explosives training in Afghanistan, while Roche co-ordinated operations in Australia.”
At least one lawyer for former President Donald J. Trump signed a written statement in June asserting that all material marked as classified and held in boxes in a storage area at Mr. Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence and club had been returned to the government, four people with knowledge of the document said.
Appearing on MSNBC’s “The Katie Phang Show” with guest host Cori Coffin, former U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade said that it does not appear that Donald Trump has a legal leg to stand on should the Department of Justice file espionage charges against him.
Coming on the heels of the release of the warrant used to enter Mar-a-Lago earlier in the week which allowed FBI agents to retrieve multiple boxes containing highly sensitive documents, the former prosecutor said the former president has no defense that she can see that his lawyers will be able to deploy.
“Barbara McQuade, let’s talk about the word classified,” host Coffin prompted. “Trump is already claiming that the papers in question were, quote-unquote, declassified. If that’s true with this change anything in terms of the DOJ probe, especially if we are considering the three laws known to be used to carry out the search?”
Republican lawmakers are reportedly at an impasse on whether or not they should be defending former President Donald Trump amid his latest flurry of legal woes. The party is also facing challenges with navigating some lawmakers’ critical assessments of law enforcement over the Trump investigation.
A new analysis is breaking down Republicans’ seemingly flawed response and how it underscores the cracks in the political party’s foundation.
According to Axios, the analysis comes shortly after documents released on Friday, August 12, offered details about the search which reportedly involved “highly classified materials believed stored in violation of the law at the ex-president’s private residence.”
Opinion | Why Rupert Murdoch Is Finally Done with Donald Trump
A politician on the wane is of little value to the media mogul.
Rupert Murdoch speaks during an event in New York. | Mary Altaffer/AP Photo
Opinion by JACK SHAFER
07/25/2022 03:10 PM EDT
Jack Shafer is Politico’s senior media writer.
The slow learners at the New York Post and Wall Street Journal editorial pages had a revelation on Friday. As if synchronized to sing the same tune at the same time by their owner, Rupert Murdoch, they cited the proceedings of the Jan. 6 Committee to conclude that Donald Trump had failed to uphold his oath to defend and protect the Constitution.
How could Murdoch, whose editorial pages and Fox News Channel defended Trump for the past six years, have suddenly turned on the former president so viciously? As I, the Jury’s detective Mike Hammer said to love interest Charlotte Manning when she asked the same question as he gut-shot her dead, “It was easy.”
Although Murdoch’s breakup dazed some members of the commentariat, it shouldn’t have. Murdoch has no friends. He has no loyalties. He has no principles. And never has. His support of politicians has always been transactional and extractive. Now entering the final days of his political career, Trump is expendable, making the Post’s and Journal’s twin discoveries in the same moment of Trump’s crimes against the Constitution a convenient cover story for the orange man. Murdoch has always been a political cad, swooning and then dumping his political partners when a better-looking one comes along. Murdoch’s next fling looks to be Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, whom Fox News has slathered with positive attention in recent months.
It should be noted that Murdoch’s alliance with Trump was an unholy affair in which Fox, the Journal editorial page and the New York Post disregarded the president’s high crimes and misdemeanors in exchange for the mogul’s access to the White House. Trump wasn’t the genocidal tyrant’s first pick for president in 2016. In July 2015, when Murdoch still tweeted, he used the site to dis the future president: “When is Donald Trump going to stop embarrassing his friends, let alone the whole country?” When Fox refused to kiss Trump’s ring during the campaign, Trump boycotted the network’s primary debate. And as I’ve written before, Murdoch opposed Trump’s signature policies on immigrants, the Muslim ban and trade. Only after Trump clinched the nomination did Murdoch and his media empire become Trumpy.
Currently dissolving his fourth marriage to model Jerry Hall, the 91-year-old Murdoch is practiced in ending partnerships that no longer benefit him. In the United Kingdom, he has switched his editorial support back and forth between the Tories and Labour, depending on which party was willing to serve him better. He performs similar political puppetry in Australia.
The Murdoch-Trump union, never very stable in the first place, has been vectoring toward splitsville for some time. In early June, the New York Post rattled Trump’s cage with an editorial calling him “a prisoner of his own ego” and instructing him to concede the 2020 election. “Look forward!” the editorial urged. “The 2024 field is rich. You have Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, former UN ambassador Nikki Haley … the list goes on. All candidates who embrace conservative policies without the preoccupations of the Don.” Ten days later, Murdoch retainer Piers Morgan wrote a New York Post column explicitly urging Republicans to junk Donald for Ronald. Fox News has tilted ever so slightly against the Trump line in recent weeks, with news anchor Bret Baier acknowledging that the hearings made Trump “look horrific” and that Trump’s inaction was “very telling.” Trump has complained about Fox’s new posture, too. Today, he scorched Fox & Friends, his former home away from home, for “botching” his poll numbers. “That show has been terrible — gone to the ‘dark side,’” Trump posted on Truth Social. Even FoxNews.com recently posted a three-minute montage of Trump voters vowing to back a different horse — like DeSantis — in 2024.
In a June 22 Gettr post, Trump co-conniver Steve Bannon discerned the coming breakup, writing in broken English, “The Murdochs — Australians via England — not American, have never sacrificed anything for this Country — their entire media Empire has turned on Trump — Fox News, Wall Street Journal , New York Post , Times of London , The Sun etc etc etc——all lockstep against Trump.”
Bannon wasn’t exaggerating for once. Murdoch himself signaled the split last November when he blew Trump a big, wet goodbye kiss at his company’s annual shareholder meeting, which the Wall Street Journal excerpted. Said Murdoch, “The current American political debate is profound, whether about education or welfare or economic opportunity. It is crucial that conservatives play an active, forceful role in that debate, but that will not happen if President Trump stays focused on the past. The past is the past, and the country is now in a contest to define the future.”
Although it looks great in headlines, the Murdoch-Trump divorce isn’t the seismic event that some pretend it is. The two masters of demagoguery have had their differences over the years. In 2015, Murdoch was calling Trump a “phony” to his friends and a “fucking idiot,” according to Michael Wolff’s 2018 book Fire and Fury. These insults did not prevent Trump from using Murdoch or Murdoch from using Trump. If Trump runs for president in 2024 and buries the field, there will be plenty of time for Murdoch to do what he traditionally does: Place his bet on the leading pony. Like a pair of powerful gangsters who quarrel over how to divide the spoils, Murdoch and Trump will reconcile if they determine it’s in their mutual interests to reconcile.
How could they possibly do that? It would be easy.
Trump has always reminded me of the gangster played by Ronald Reagan in his last Hollywood film, The Killers (1964), a film noir masterpiece by Don Siegel. Murdoch? Citizen Kane, of course, which Trump calls his favorite movie. Send noir ideas to Shafer.Politico@gmail.com. My email alerts are accepting no new subscriptions. My Twitter feed doesn’t like film noir. My RSS feed wants to live in a world in which Edgar G. Ulmer’s Detour gets the respect it deserves.