Patrick J. Buchanan: After the Coup, What Then?

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Written by Patrick J. Buchanan; Originally appeared at Buchanan.org

That the Trump presidency is bedeviled is undeniable.

As President Donald Trump flew off for August at his Jersey club, there came word that Special Counsel Robert Mueller III had impaneled a grand jury and subpoenas were going out to Trump family and campaign associates.

The jurors will be drawn from a pool of citizens in a city Hillary Clinton swept with 91 percent of the vote. Trump got 4 percent.

Whatever indictments Mueller wants, Mueller gets.

Patrick J. Buchanan: After the Coup, What Then?

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Thanks to a media that savages him ceaselessly, Trump is down to 33 percent approval in a Quinnipiac University poll and below 40 percent in most of the rest.

Before Trump departed D.C., The Washington Post ran transcripts of his phone conversations with the leaders of Mexico and Australia.

Even Obama administration veterans were stunned.

So, it is time to ask: If this city brings Trump down, will the rest of America rejoice?

What will be the reaction out there in fly-over country, that land where the “deplorables” dwell who produce the soldiers to fight our wars? Will they toast the “free press” that brought down the president they elected, and in whom they had placed so much hope?

My guess: The reaction will be one of bitterness, cynicism, despair, a sense that the fix is in, that no matter what we do, they will not let us win. If Trump is brought down, American democracy will take a pasting. It will be seen as a fraud. And the backlash will poison our politics to where only an attack from abroad, like 9/11, will reunite us.

Our media preen and posture as the defenders of democracy, devoted to truth, who provide us round-the-clock protection from tyranny. But half the nation already sees the media as a propaganda arm of a liberal establishment that the people have rejected time and again.

Consider the Post’s publication of the transcripts of Trump’s calls with Mexico’s president and Australia’s prime minister.

When reporter Greg Miller got these transcripts, his editors, knowing they would damage Trump, plastered them on Page 1.

The Post was letting itself be used by a leaker engaged in disloyal and possibly criminal misconduct. Yet the Post agreed to provide confidentiality and to hide the Trump-hater’s identity.

This is what we do, says the Post. People have a right to know if President Trump says one thing at rallies about Mexico paying for the wall and another to the president of Mexico. This is a story.

But there is a far larger story here, of which this Post piece is but an exhibit. It is the story of a concerted campaign, in which the anti-Trump media publish leaks, even criminal leaks, out of the FBI, CIA, NSA and NSC, to bring down a president whom the Beltway media and their deep-state collaborators both despise and wish to destroy.

Did Trump collude with Putin to defeat Clinton, the Beltway media demand to know, even as they daily collude with deep-state criminals to bring down the president of the United States.

And if there is an unfolding silent coup by the regime Americans repudiated in 2016 — to use security leaks and the lethal weapon of a special counsel to overturn the election results — is that not a story worth covering as much as what Trump said to Pena Nieto?

Do the people not have a right know who are the snakes collaborating with the Never-Trump press to bring down their head of state? Is not discovering the identities of deep-state felons a story that investigative reporters should be all over?

If Greg Miller is obligated to protect his source, fine. But why are other journalists not exposing his identity?

The answer suggests itself. This is a collaborative enterprise, where everyone protects everyone else’s sources, because all have the same goal: the dumping of Trump. If that requires collusion with criminals, so be it.

The Justice Department is now running down the leaks, and the ACLU’s Ben Wizner is apoplectic: “Every American should be concerned about the Trump administration’s threat to step up its efforts against whistleblowers and journalists. A crackdown on leaks is a crackdown on the free press and on democracy.”

That’s one way to put it. Another is that some of these “whistleblowers” are political criminals who reject the verdict of the American electorate in 2016 and are out to overturn it. And the aforementioned “journalists” are their enablers and collaborators.

And if, as Wizner’s asserts, protecting secrets is tantamount to a “crackdown on the free press and democracy,” no wonder the free press and democracy are falling into disrepute all over the world.

By colluding, the mainstream media, deep state, and the special prosecutor’s button men, with a license to roam, may bring down yet another president. So doing, they will validate John Adams’s insight:

“Democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.”

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  • DidierF

    Among the first words of the opinion piece were a sentence like “to reunite the nation by an outside threat like the 9/11”. The new name for 9/11 is “Russia is the agressor” or a “lethal threat to the USA”. Shouts for war are here. We’re walking blindly in stupor toward war. It couldn’t be done with Russia, therefore let’s do it with North Korea.

  • RichardD

    Many people ignore the obvious. Jew Rosenstein appointed the witch hunter and Jew Sherman filed the impeachment articles. The “deep state” Jew cabal media, finance and neocon lists are long for anyone that wants to look them up.

  • Keren Walters

    God bless Pat Buchanan. He has gone from being a “normal” adherent to the narcissistic political system to a brave, courageous, outspoken defender of the American constitution, the rights of the downtrodden Palestinians and a dangerous foe of the deep state Zionist conspiracy. The Zio-beasts of the deep state are not at all interested in democracy, human rights, or the American cultural and constitutional heritage. They are only interested in control of the masses, subjugation of potential threats to their deep state and gradual, methodical move towards the announcement of their great “Messiah” (they rejected and killed their true Messiah, Jesus), their Supreme Lord of the universe, who will be introduced shortly and will “think to change times and seasons..”

    • 888mladen .

      He has already changed times and seasons but hasn’t yet being able to enforced it globally.

  • After the coup – what then?
    That’s an easy one, Mr Buchanan.
    Americans creating destruction and chaos inside America instead of inside other countries.
    No downside.
    Bring it on.

  • Bob

    The irony is that many of these current leakers are bureaucratic hanger-ons from the Obama era – the same Obama who introduced of some of most strident anti-whistleblower legislation in US history.