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Anonymous 'Resistance' Op-Ed Writer Claims Trump Cabinet Planned a 'Midnight Self-Massacre'

Anonymous 'Resistance' Op-Ed Writer Claims Trump Cabinet Planned a 'Midnight Self-Massacre'
President Donald Trump speaks during a roundtable on immigration policy in California, in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Wednesday, May 16, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

It must be nice to be anonymous. The internet is full of trolls who have handles like “Douchebag” and “Krazy Karl.” I guess they think they’re being brave or something when repeating wild, unsubstantiated conspiracy theories about Trump or the Democrats. In fact, anonymity is the coward’s path and has nothing to do with “bravery.”

There’s a supposedly high-level Trump administration official who penned a scathing op-ed about Trump and his behavior that, not coincidentally, fit right into the liberal narrative about the president. He’s crazy, ignorant, rude, insulting, immature — talking points from the Democratic Party all.

We don’t know whether any of it is true or not because the coward refuses to come forward — apparently because he’s fearful of what might happen. He prefers the shadows, where he can hide his identity. While coming forward and identifying himself/herself might make things very uncomfortable — threats, harassment, angry commentary from Trump supporters — that this the price to pay for speaking the truth.

Is that fair? Of course not. But how can we judge what this person says when we don’t know who they are, and especially how close they were to the president? Did they witness these events first hand, or are they repeating hearsay? Are these just White House rumors that any low-level aide might have heard?

This same anonymous “resistance” author has now penned a book that the Washington Post has been excerpting from. Of course, only the juiciest, most anti-Trump incidents are reported. When a hyperpartisan author leaks to a hyperpartisan media outlet, what else would you expect?

The book is ominously called A Warning and it’s due out next week. There certainly are some eye-popping revelations.

Washington Examiner:

The anonymous “resistance” op-ed author claims a group of senior Trump administration officials considered resigning together last year to draw attention to President Trump’s behavior.

But this plan for a “midnight self-massacre” never came to fruition out of fear it would cast the government into greater chaos, according to the upcoming book A Warning obtained by the Washington Post.

Ah, what noble souls. The nation is in crisis, according to them, but they worry the “government” would be thrown into “chaos”? I guess they don’t love America very much if they let this dangerous man continue as president.

Another disclosure from A Warning claims high-level White House officials put together a “back-of-the-envelope” tally on what Cabinet members they thought would be willing to sign a letter to invoke Section 4 of the 25th Amendment, declaring the president unfit to perform his duties after he fired FBI Director James Comey.

These officials believed Vice President Mike Pence would be in favor of using the 25th Amendment if a majority of the Cabinet agreed to it, but nothing ever materialized from those discussions. Pence and his office have denied he was privy to any discussions about such an effort to remove Trump and grant Pence the role of acting president.

Described only as a “high-level administration official,” you have to wonder if this person is a mind-reader or is like a fly on the wall, privy to the most secret and private conversations from all over the executive branch. Even “high-level” aides are limited in their knowledge. I doubt whether even presidential aides at the highest level, with direct access to Trump and privy to more secrets than the average aide, could have known some of this stuff. It’s impossible to know if any of it is true.

This is a hit job done the Washington way with whispers, rumors, and lies being circulated as truth, faithfully reported by an openly partisan newspaper. Perhaps if the anonymous author would come forward, his sources and methods could be tested in a free and open manner and his words weighed and analyzed. Only then could their credibility be assessed.

Until then, it’s just more anti-Trump gossip.



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