Trump’s Aggressive Presser Ends in Epic Smackdown of McCain, Schumer and Lying Mainstream Media

ELDER PATRIOT – Over the past few days we’ve witnessed the desperation of the globalist leaders in the United States Senate who are showing that they are prepared to do anything to subvert the will of the American people in the effort to preserve the advances towards the one world government they have worked so diligently to achieve.  “Anything” includes deploying their minions in the mainstream establishment media (MSEM) to destroy the reputations of honorable men, drumming up the case for going to war, and laying the foundation of a case for the impeachment of President Trump.

Donald Trump used the occasion of yesterday’s press conference to rebuff the orchestrated attacks from Chuck Schumer (D-NY), John McCain (R-AZ), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Marco Rubio (R-FL) that had been planned to so egregiously discredit the President-elect that he would never be able to govern effectively.  The same globalist cabal that comprised the “Gang of Eight” that previously tried to shove amnesty down our throats have banded together once again to paint the fiercely independent Trump as being at war with America’s intelligence agencies, and therefore at war with America, because they want you to believe that he is a puppet of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Trump so threatens the established order that McCain and Schumer were using their control over elements of both the intelligence community and the MSEM to cast the incoming president in such disrepute that any attempt by Trump to work towards a peaceful resolution of our differences with the Russian government would provide them with an opening to create a narrative that Putin was controlling America’s government through his control of Trump.

At best their actions were intended to damage Trump’s ability to govern.  At worst they were laying the groundwork for impeachment.

It began when Chuck Schumer (D-NY) told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow,  “Let me tell you: You take on the intelligence community — they have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you.  So, even for a practical supposedly hard-nosed businessman, he’s being really dumb to do this.”

Schumer’s offhand attempt to suggest Trump is stupid, or at least naïve, was revealing on at least two levels.  First elected officials, if they are legitimately clean, should not be afraid of the intelligence community.  When they are it raises the question as to how that elected official can effectively govern.  Trump has proven he isn’t afraid of the IC or anyone else.

Of greater concern is the prospect that Schumer was sending a warning to the president-elect to get in line or suffer the consequences.

Concurrently McCain found an outlet willing to peddle the fake news that Donald Trump had an improper sexual encounter in a Moscow hotel room and that Putin had a tape of the affair and planned on using it to blackmail him when he became president. 

Meanwhile, Rubio and Graham used Rex Tillerson’s confirmation hearing to try to get the future Secretary of State to go on record accusing Vladimir Putin of committing war crimes to undermine Tillerson’s and Trump’s future efforts at détente with Russia.

McCain claims he handed the dossier containing the phony Trump sex allegations to the F.B.I. months ago but that dog don’t hunt.

So far it’s known that the file was developed by a former MI6 agent Christopher Steele and his company Orbis Business Intelligence, LTD.  Steele had been hired by Trump’s opponents in the Republican Party to do opposition research.  When Trump won the nomination the Clinton campaign engaged Steele’s services.

Steele came up empty so he gave his clients what they wanted even though, it appears, he had to invent the story.  It has been peddled for months but no news agency believed it was credible enough to go public with it.  Members of the intelligence community reviewed the report and found nothing of substance and told President Obama that.

They 35-page dossier was so short on evidence that every one of Trump’s political opponents passed on it as did every major news organization until Tuesday when

BuzzFeed coordinated with CNN to release the report.

Former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton reviewed the report and characterized it thusly:

“It’s filled with anonymous sources, single-source information and whatnot. If I were a corporate customer, and I wanted, in effect, a private investigator – I think that’s what this firm basically is – and I got something back like this, I would refuse to pay. You or I could sit down at a computer right now and type out these 35 pages, just let our imaginations run wild, and if somebody would pay for it, I suppose it’s nice work if you can get it.”

That didn’t stop BuzzFeed from running with it and CNN from picking it up and giving it a megaphone in the MSEM.

Rather than wait to be asked to comment on the phony allegations, Trump did what Trump always does, he got out front of the story an immediately discredited it, as well as Buzz Feed and CNN for good measure.  Then at the press conference when CNN’s Jim Acosta tried to ask a question, Trump continually denied him and after some significant back and forth Trump shut him down by labeling CNN fake news. 

It was an awesome moment for those of us whose websites have been labeled fake news sites.

More importantly, the exchange was so out of the ordinary for past presidential pressers, and so contentious and confrontational that it dominated the news cycle leaving little attention focused on Rubio’s and Graham’s questioning of Tillerson.

The plan failed so miserably that by nightfall Director of National Intelligence James Clapper called Trump to denounce the BuzzFeed report and to assure Trump that the report was not a product of any agency in the intelligence community that Clapper is in charge of coordinating.

Boom!  Just like that the great strategerists (that’s a Bushism) McCain, Schumer, Rubio, Graham were beaten like a rented mule by Donald Trump.  Further, Trump served notice on the MSEM that he’s willing to engage them on legitimate policy questions but they better leave their “when did you stop beating your wife” questions at the office or they’ll find themselves on the outside looking in.