This article was originally published by Ron Paul at The Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity.
One thing we’ve learned from the Trump Presidency is that the “deep state” is not just some crazy conspiracy theory. For the past three years, we’ve seen that deep state launch plot after plot to overturn the election.
It all started with former CIA director John Brennan’s phony “Intelligence Assessment” of Russian involvement in the 2016 election. It was claimed that all 17 US intelligence agencies agreed that Putin put Trump in office, but we found out later that the report was cooked up by a handful of Brennan’s hand-picked agents.
Donald Trump upset the Washington apple cart as a presidential candidate and in so doing he set elements of the deep state in motion against him.
One of the things candidate Donald Trump did to paint a deep state target on his back was his repeated praise of Wikileaks, the pro-transparency media organization headed up by Australian journalist Julian Assange. More than 100 times candidate Trump said “I love Wikileaks” on the campaign trail.
Trump loved it when Wikileaks exposed the criminality of Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party, as it cheated to deprive Bernie Sanders of the Democratic Party nomination. Wikileaks’ release of the DNC emails exposed the deep corruption at the heart of US politics, and as a candidate, Trump loved the transparency.
Then Trump got elected.
The real tragedy of the Trump presidency is nowhere better demonstrated than in Trump’s 180 degree turn away from Wikileaks and its founder Julian Assange. “I know nothing about Wikileaks,” he said as president. “It’s really not my thing.”
US pressure and bribes to the Ecuadorian government ended Assange’s asylum and his seven years in a room at the Ecuadorian embassy in London. After his dramatic arrest by London’s Metropolitan Police last April, he has been effectively tortured in British jails at the behest of the US deep state.
Today, Monday the 24th of February, Assange faces an extradition hearing in a UK courthouse. The Trump administration – led by a man who praised Assange’s work – seeks a show trial of Assange worthy of the worst of the Soviet era. The US is seeking a 175-year prison sentence.
The Trump administration argues that the Australian Assange should be tried and convicted of espionage against a country of which he is not a citizen. At the same time the Trump administration argues that the First Amendment does not apply to Assange because he is not an American citizen! So Assange is subject to US law when it comes to publishing information embarrassing to the US deep state but he is not subject to the law of the land – the US Constitution – which protects all journalists and is the backbone of our system of government.
It is ironic that a President Trump who has been the victim of so much deep state meddling has done the deep state’s bidding when it comes to Assange and Wikileaks. President Trump should preempt the inevitable US show trial of Assange by granting the journalist blanket pardon under the First Amendment of the United States Constitution.
The deep state Trump is serving by persecuting Assange is the same deep state that continues to plot Trump’s own ouster. Free Assange!
Unfortunately, Donald Trump is obviously under the thumb of scum regarding the treatment of Assange because the new DNI Grenell, appointed by Trump, who has no experience in intelligence whatsoever and had an associate by the name of Schwartz at the German embassy where both were employed were involved in the demand requested by Trump for Shwartz to instruct the U.K. to have Assange removed from the Equadorian Embassy, which is not any freedom at all either, being spied on and psychologically tortured for the entire time that Assange was there also, who went from the frying pan into the fire.
Trump is definitely not half the man that his voters thought that he was, but has turned into a tyrant, as all presidents have, which reveals something far more ominous than anyone can possibly imagine, on its appearance.
America shows all of the signs of a failed state, perhaps starting under Reagan when America transitioned from a creditor nation to a debtor nation, not placing the blame soley on Reagan who inherited the history and national debt, of his predecessors, as all presidents do.
maybe trump is being gaslighted?
Trump? Why? When I was unconscious at Columbia St. Mary’s Ozaukee hospital 3/27/14, I awoke with excruciatingly loud tinnitus in my left ear. When Steve Mnucin announced that he was going to have the most transparent treasury in U.S. history, I was searching the treasury site for retired government employee pension spending totals. At the bottom of the home page was a link for small businesses which I clicked on, wondering what it was doing there and found a program for minority owned small business owners doing business in nations that allowed forced child labor, child labor, and forced adult labor, and was requesting oral only contracts with those businesses as well as contracts for gold, oil, and other resources which had Loretta Lynch’s and Jack Lew’s signatures on it. I called the White House and informed the person that I spoke with who asked me to email the link to the White House, which I did. The link was removed from the site, but still active, so I called and emailed again, and was posting it on Zero Hedge and Fox business asking them to report this horrifying abuse by the government which they and many other websites ignored completely. Then shortly after that, my first phone was hacked followed immediately by people using some type of directed energy weapons on me. I have since concluded that while unconscious, Dr. James Hurth neuro surgeon likely illegally implanted devices in my nose and ears essentially turning my brain into a transistor. My smart meter has been hacked and someone is remotely controlling appliances in my house. Shortly after my phone being hacked, both Dr. James Hurth and the CEO of We Energies retired.
Likely you are using aluminum foil instead of tin foil for your hat.
Your assumption is 100% wrong and makes you appear ignorant and unimaginative using such a cliche. Dr. John R. Hall is an anesthesiologist in Austin Texas that has documented that things of this nature are taking place on his website, ICAACT.org, International Center Against Abuse of Covert Technologies. He estmiates that about 330,000 Americans have been subjected to this barbaric experimentation. Are you also ignorant of the bad blood experiment, MKULTRA experiments, and radiation experiments on pregnant women and new borns? You are In the pee-wee league.
Your assumption is 100% wrong and makes you appear ignorant and unimaginative using such a cliche. Dr. John R. Hall is an anesthesiologist in Austin Texas that has documented that things of this nature are taking place on his website, ICAACT.org, International Center Against Abuse of Covert Technologies. He estmiates that about 330,000 Americans have been subjected to this barbaric experimentation. Are you also ignorant of the bad blood experiment, MKULTRA experiments, and radiation experiments on pregnant women and new borns? The AMA is filled with sub-human lizard-brained masked monsters! They are also currently doing sadistic uninformed and unconsented experimention on children in Africa for malaria vaccines which have produced fatal results! You are In the pea-wee league.
Not to mention the dangerous and even potntially fatal physical side effects that these snake oil schemes cause.
Trump gives me wood!
Ewwwww…my breakfast just came up.
You are in a very unique position, being a physician with strong ties to the voters, the medical community, and the government, as is your son Rand Paul.
The medical mafia places wealth over health and mal-practice and outright fraud are the current business model with medical error being the third leading cause of deathnin America, over $920 billion a year in fraud and waste, over 330 million opioid deaths, and suboxone more addictive than the heroin any prescription drugs which addicted people, and over 2/3 of prescription drug spending on psychiatric drugs based on an idea as antiquated as the four humors. Parcelesus was the first to realize that diseases were caused by external things outside of the body, however, the entire psychiatric industry is living in the dark ages and is still behaving like barber surgeons! If you and Rand could please educate your fellow practioners as well as the FDA and congress that this is not only costing people and the government trillions of dollars a year, but is based on outright junk science that causes more psychiatric disorders than it is marketed to cure, the world would be eternally grateful!
Sorry for the error of not thinking and used entire population statisic of 330 million for the 330,000 opioid deaths. what’s a few zeros? lol!
Since he caved in and re-opened the U.S. Government when it was fortuitously shut down, Trump has shown all the signs of being cornered and blackmailed by the (Republican side of the) Deep State. The deal seems to have been that the Republican Deep State would demand Trump’s playing along with them if he expected them to protect him from the Democrat side of the Deep State. This protection of theirs has come to pass with the Republican-controlled Senate saving Trump from ouster by the rabid Democrat-ruled House of Representatives. Therefore, Trump has been tamed, his wings clipped, and is going along with Republican Deep State policies instead of ridding D.C. of the Deep State — whether Republican or Democrat. Now, Bernie is seen as the wild card (of the Democrats) who himself may not play ball with (this time, the Democrat side of) the Deep State. This is why we see the Democrat establishment (and their mainstream media mouthpieces) peddling hard to denigrate Bernie’s campaign. It’s Biden they still want. It’s Bloomberg who intends to take it. But, it appears to be Bernie who could get it — if the voters’ will were actually to be acknowledged.
Is it Trump’s betrayal or him just being obedient to his masters?
Trump’s masters are the American citizens who support dropping the bogus charges on Assange.
Andrea, you have more than you know. Hmmmm. How would Trump get Julian here? Oh, here is a plan, bring huge, crazy, outrageous charges against him. Get him here to the trial. Oh, well, funny, all that stuff is found to be bogus? Huh? I guess we’ll have to let him go. Oh, well. 😀
I have more of what than I know? What are you talking about? Why are you speaking in some crypted form that is totally meaningless? I know that that is frequently said by king of the absurd, QAnon. Is this is all that is left of America? Rabbit hole psyops? I’m not going there. Please speak in a direct and comprehensible form of english. As far as poetic license, those vague and meaningless statements could never qualify for poetry.
I guess I would not expect even patriots to see it. So, I’ll just join in because if I try to wise you up it could spoil the plan. Keep up the good work! Trumpoflage – Its like “camoflage” but of a political nature. No, really, really all correct. Trump is under their thumb. OMG! What will we do now?
Trump knows how to play both sides and win. You’re being played. Please continue to play your part while I sit back and be entertained.
I can’t play my part anymore because I got a glimpse. Just a glimmer is all it took.
Please, continue bitching and yelling at Trump at each other and complaining about Trump. In fighting! Yes! Thats it! I know you don’t understand but, its OK. I won’t belittle you in the end. The goal is far to big for petty ego bullshit.
The wheels are up. The afterburner is lit. The stick is pulled back. There is *NO* stalling this bitch! You can whine about the G-force all you want. I’m just sitting back and enjoying the ride.
Trump 2020 – Because there is still a lot of shit to shovel!
“So Assange is subject to US law when it comes to publishing information embarrassing to the US deep state but he is not subject to the law of the land – the US Constitution – which protects all journalists and is the backbone of our system of government.”
…it was just a glimmer, but I now see the plan. Can you people not see it, right before you? Come on, patriots! Here is your hope, right up there in quotes! The glimmer is now a blinding, piercing light. To see it you must open your eyes!
It doesn’t matter which way they run this. If they say he has no constitutionally protected right then he is also not culpable. But, if he does have constitutionally protected rights (1A) then he’s free. It doesn’t matter. One end cancels out the other. Come on people, you’re smarter than this. You think Trump hasn’t figured this out? He knows the deep state will fight like tigers to get him convicted but on the same bench will be laid the 1A. Ooops! Sorry. Julian goes free. You people really don’t understand Trump, do you? Not only will Julian go free, the deep state will be happy about it!!! You watch. I will never say I told you so. I won’t have to. Keep whining. Not only is it entertaining but it deepens the [DS] resolve and makes victory all that much more assured and sweet at the same time.
Trump is using this charade to GET JULIAN HERE!!! Get a grip and THINK, people!
You are obviously a highly disturbed and sick individual. Really, where did you just come from? A Maury Povich audiance?