In the beginning of the video clip below, Martha MacCallum of FoxNews is talking with Jonathan Turley. They cut to a “Morning Joe” video where New York Times columnist Tom Friedman says former presidents George W. Bush and Barrack Obama will need to step in to save the country from a constitutional crisis. He doesn’t explain what that crisis would be, or what Bush and Obama would do to solve it. He speaks of Bush and Obama having credibility, but he doesn’t explain by what authority they would act. When someone like Friedman makes little distinction between the two last presidents—both of whom were favored by the Establishment in my opinion— I suspect ties to the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) team. Why? Because the CFR crosses party lines. To say that it has strong influence in how things get done in Washington would be an understatement. No matter which party is in control, the CFR is involved. I found what I suspected: Tom Friedman is listed on the CFR membership roster.
Here is the link to the video:
Trump is a puzzle to me. He keeps appointing CFR members to key positions in spite of the apparent goal of the CFR to push him out.
Since Morning Joe hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski are both CFR members, it is not surprising to me that their show seems dedicated to the creation of smears and rumors to erode confidence in Trump. They say he is unstable, unfit for office, and ready to crack at any moment. He isn’t my favorite president, but hyperbolic smears like theirs sound more like Establishment narrative than truth. The globalist Establishment wants him out, and they will do whatever it takes to make that happen.
Apr 05, 2018 // 1:29pm — As seen on The Story with Martha MacCallum
Martha MacCallum to Jonathan Turley: …”You talk about how the media might be shocked to learn, you know, sort of the reality of where this is legally at this point. I think Tom Friedman will have to put himself down as shocked because he is calling for, he says President Obama and President Bush are waiting in the wings for the Constitutional crisis so they can come in and save the country as soon as that gets underway. Watch this.” [switches to clip from Morning Joe on MSNBC where Tom Friedman is talking]
Friedman: “Barrack Obama and George W. Bush have both been staying out of the political fray, despite all the attacks on them from Trump because they understand they’re going to have to come together in the face of this constitutional crisis that’s in our future, and stand up for the Constitution [Those two standing up for the Constitution? Hilarious]. It’s going to have to be done in a bipartisan way by two ex-presidents. I think we [they?] still have a lot of credibility, and my guess is they are saving their powder for that.” [end of video clip]
Martha: “There’s a panic coming and 2 former presidents will sweep in to fix it, Jonathan.”
Jonathan Turley: “It must be awkward when people are planning your wake. But, you know, I find that rather odd. I have a lot of respect for both of these presidents and the level of restraint that they have shown. I think it’s presidential. But if they’re waiting for a constitutional crisis, there’s very few objective signs that that’s going to come to pass. If anything, the criminal case against President Trump has weakened over time. Now, could there be a false statement made in the interview; could there be be additional evidence? Yes, but I think we have to deal with this objectively. And to say that he is still just a subject after over a year, hundreds of thousands of documents, and myriad of cooperating witnesses, and he still, his status has not changed. The problem is that very few people can get themselves to say that there isn’t a clear-cut criminal case against the President.”
Martha: “You know the whole thing kind of reminds me, and we’ll talk about it more next time, you know when you talk about issuing this report, you wonder if it could be verbal. And you think about James Comey standing up there basically and issuing a report on Hillary Clinton, but not finding her guilty of anything; but going through a litany of things with regard to her behavior, and I just wonder if we’re going to see a similar moment when all of this wraps up. We will see. Thank you Professor Turley. Always good to see you, sir.”