Trump’s Whirlwind Week Bespeaks Untold Truths!
Between Flynn’s indictment for obstructing justice and Jared Kushner’s blithe comment about Mideast Peace is ‘achievable’ [NY Times, 12/2/17], the unspoken reality is far more devastating. Unbeknownst to most of his immediate entourage, Trump has purposefully allowed the former FBI Director Robert Mueller whom he supposedly dislikes and distrusts to convict his former National Security Council Advisor, Lt.Gen. Mike Flynn. Mueller accused Flynn of lying about his meeting with high level Russian/Kremlin power brokers.
Why would Trump do this?
Trump knows all too well that one of the concessions that Mueller made in implicating Mike Flynn was that Mike’s son would not be indicted for any legal transgressions that he may/may not have made while working for his father’s consulting firm. In effect, Mike was willing to fall on the swordin order to save his son.
Trump knew that Flynn would have to reveal the key senior official who ordered Flynn to meet illegally with Putin’s henchmen. That particular name was someone exceedingly close to Donald Trump, both professionally and personally.
Who is that person?
For some time, I have been urging the administration to rid itself of this entitled, untutored Orthodox Jew, Jared Kushner. Trump and some of his more personal friends knew that Jared was more pretense and posture than substance or accomplishment.
No fool was Trump! He could see that his son-in-law had consigned every manifest problem in WH within his own limited purview. In time, Gen. John Kelly and POTUS Trump realized that Jared was completely incapable of finishing any project. Jared became an embarrassing encumbrance to everyone who had to deal with him personally.
Jared turned out to be exactly what the senior Rabbis at his modern Orthodox Yeshiva High School, Frisch School in NJ, reported in 1999—‘Jared Kushner was less than a stellar student’. [Wikipedia]. Remember! that his father, Charles Kushner was a NJ Jewish Mobster who donated about $2.5million to Harvard University to get Jared into this prestigious Ivy League school in 1999.
Since that time, Jared has been expanding his real estate portfolio, bequeathed by both his grandfather and father, into a multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme. At present, Jared is culpable for defaulting on a $1.8B loan on the landmark professional building, 666 Fifth Avenue. Jared turned out to be what many realized from the very beginning: a loser who could bullshit his way straight into the brig.
Thank God for the highly disciplined, astute General John Kelly who realized that Jared had to be taken off line and placed somewhere in the West Wing where he could do no harm to anyone but himself.True to form, Jared finally imploded!
POTUS Trump, no fool, realized that Jared had gone from the ‘glory boy’ to ‘the dunce’ who could do no right. Yet, like all loving parents and father-in-laws , Trump did not have the heart to fire his beloved son-in-law. Instead, he allowed Mueller to indict Flynn who would invariably implicate Jared for his foolhardy criminal behavior.
Does Trump sound like a mean, nasty President?
For some time now, I have realized that despite Trump’s bravado and Twitter mania, he had a very hard time firing anyone close to him. He was wont to concoct a somewhat convoluted scheme to exonerate himself from any direct culpability.
How do I know?
Remember that in both actionable intelligence and psychology, patterns of behavior are not always evident. Yet they are present if one looks carefully enough. Mueller and Trump were and are in a highly productive, collusive relationship.Within a few weeks, Jared Kushner, Gary Cohen, Steve Mnuchen, Scott Pruitt, and several other prominent administration members will be exiting stage right or left, depending as to when and how they had entered the administration.
The great Italian artist, Leonardo de Vinci, wrote the following:
“The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.”
Take heed Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump:
“The one charm about marriage is that it makes a life of deception absolutely necessary for both parties.”