""The Trump presidency is the first to reveal a full-blown schism between the intelligence community and the White House."
It's happened under every single president of the modern era.
The Intelligence Community is not monolithic.
What's happening now has always happened, since the creation of the modern intelligence apparatus.
We don't know and will never know the extent to which the FBI and CIA blackmailed presidents.
JFK was a sex addict, and one of his lovers was also in bed with Sam Giancana, the head of the Chicago mafia.
Both the FBI and the CIA used that to influence Kennedy.
George W. Bush and Obama had multiple secret national-security operations blown by the Intelligence Community.
Obama prosecuted more leakers than any president in history.
Carter and Reagan had to deal with trouble from their intelligence apparatuses.
What's happening now is actually much stupider than anything that even came before it.
This "coup" is retarded. It can't be justified on any level.
Trump made it into a merry-go-round of moronism and craziness.
In the past, presidents had to deal with semi-competent intelligence officials who exercised control over policy.
The people going after Trump are imbeciles.
Remember Comey saying "prostitutes peeing on each other" 300 times when being interviewed by George Stephanapolopuloulouspuslos?
Comey just came across as a pervert.
Matt Taibi has no grasp of history.
He also vastly overestimates the power of Trump opponents.
TRUMP HAS ALL OF THEM BY THE NUTSACK.
And he's squeezing harder and harder and harder.
The #FakeNews media wants you to think we're in a crisis.
We're not. This is various groups imploding while the president gets things done.
"They will be pulled down and ground into dirt for what they did to you and and what they did in so contemptuously underestimating me."
That would be Trump in 2020.
Count on it.
@ThomasWic Absolutely, and while many are addicted to the 24/7 news cycle and the instant drama gratification of social media, we will all be sitting here with our mimosas on the porch basking in the glory that is Trump and getting on with the business of our real lives! 🤩
Great thread, sir.
I keep thinking that there's still like 12-13 months before the 2020 election. The 10 since Dems started running the House have been such a mess that I can't imagine how ugly they'll look by the time the debates happen. It does seem like the swamp is being manhandled like never before. It's hard to ignore how ridiculous people are getting.
@ThomasWic Thanks once again for clarity.
Thank you, sir.
Look at the number of congressmen. Very few are talking. Only certain figures allowed to speak. They are parrots if asked and say illogical things. They look and are under control. Even the republicans.
But sSarge suggested the closed doors are meetings of desperation.
Funny that Xi said something similar today.
"China's Xi Jinping warns attempts to divide country will end in 'crushed bodies and shattered bones'"
@ThomasWic Great Thread!
@ThomasWic The IC may have manipulated a lot of Presidents, pols and others in the past, but this time they did something far worse: attempted to nullify the votes of 63 million citizens.
If they get by with it, there's no point in leaving home on election day.
Man, Trump won. Had to be divine intervention.
@ThomasWic So lucky to be able to follow you! Thank you!
A super great thread! And comforting to all of us too.
I pray that the stigma of their crimes & the distinction of traitor is applied to all the coup plotters so that their name goes down in American history as such & their name is reviled like Benedict Arnold.
@ThomasWic Best thread ever. The Spy Museum in DC is a great place to visit for anyone Interested in seeing how far the schism goes. Detailed exhibits relate plots dating back to Washington's day.
@ThomasWic POTUS Trump, there's a great ring to that. He is the all-time winner.
@ThomasWic You are the best.
Hi Thomas, can I retweet this thread on Twitter? They could use a little common sense over there!
@ThomasWic Done. Thanx
@ThomasWic KABOOM....WICTOR OUT ***mic drop
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