Three sources in the Executive Branch of the U.S. government—including one each in the Homeland Security and Defense departments—have exclusively told TruNews that a threat assessment has been commissioned to investigate potential public response to the “removal from power” of President Donald Trump.
While the information from the sources has not been independently corroborated, these sources have been very reliable in the past. The details of the assessment, called a “civil unrest model,” are not known, but it would be safe to assume it predicts widespread violence.
SOCIAL MEDIA MONITORING
In late October Vice’s Motherboard blog reported that the U.S. government was accelerating efforts to monitor social media in an attempt to pre-empt anti-government protests, domestic emergencies, and insurrection. This is done through the Apollo Social Sensing Tool, a real-time event tracking software that collects and analyzes millions of social media posts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, and other platforms.
Using the ASST, however, researchers funded by the Army Research Lab concluded that the protests that followed the 2016 presidential election could have been predicted by analyzing the Twitter posts of millions of anti-Trump Americans in the lead-up to the demonstrations. Those conclusions were published in August in a report titled “Social Network Structure as a Predictor of Social Behavior: The Case of Protest in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election.”
The Pentagon, through various research arms and via public-private partnerships that help shield that research from public scrutiny under the Freedom of Information Act, has spent millions of dollars in a relatively short period of time to develop programs like the ASST. It’s very likely the program is already scanning social media for any signs of discontent that could lead to protests or violent civil unrest.
TRUMP’S KUSHNER PROBLEM
TruNews sources have provided additional information that suggests those military tools will be working overtime soon, if they’re not already. That’s because top-level Trump administration officials were notified at least two months ago that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has evidence that proves his son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner photographed at least one classified document in the Oval Office and then sent it via his unsecured private email account.
It’s not immediately clear how, but Mueller’s investigators got their hands on both the email and the photograph, which was analyzed by the U.S. intelligence community. Metadata from the photograph showed that when the photograph was taken, the forward-facing camera on Kushner’s phone was also activated, snapping a picture of the ceiling that was quickly identified as belonging to the Oval Office.
The metadata also included GPS coordinates of the phone when the photo was taken, further showing it occurred in the president’s office. Those who have followed the email scandal of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will quickly note this is a serious violation of federal law that borders on espionage.
FOREIGN AGENT FOR ISRAEL?
Just this week, it was suggested that Kushner’s connections to Israel were problematic, particularly in the newfound light of the likelihood that former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn will escape jail time for allegedly lying to FBI investigators. Several news outlets Thursday suggested the heavily redacted sentencing memo are linked to a criminal investigation of Kushner.
The president’s son-in-law was known since the earliest days of the Trump administration to have been involved in Flynn’s contacts with then-Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak in an effort to block a United Nations resolution condemning Jewish settlements in the West Bank. Those efforts were at the behest of the Israeli foreign government.
The Office of Presidential Transition is an official government entity, so while the lobbying of Kislyak was certainly unprecedented—as was the U.S. decision not to block the “anti-Israel” resolution at the UN—it did not constitute a violation of the Logan Act, as many in the mainstream media attempted to portray it. But, the matter did reinforce the immense influence Israel has had on the president since even before he took office—through his son-in-law and senior aide.
TruNews host Rick Wiles has long suspected Kushner has worked as a foreign agent for Israel. The sources didn’t provide any additional information about the photograph or its intended recipient, but given his connections to Israel, it’s not outside the realm of possibility he sent it to an agent of the Israeli Mossad.
Kushner lost his security clearance briefly in February along with a number of White House staffers who were operating under interim security clearances. At the time, it was reported the president’s son-in-law had struggled to get full clearance because he had been less than forthcoming on his financial disclosures on the clearance application, resulting in at least three amended submissions.
At that time, the White House downplayed the significance of his loss of access to classified material because it wasn’t vital to the work he was asked to do for the president. But just by being in the Oval Office, he still had the opportunity to see things he might not otherwise be allowed to view due to that lack of clearance.
TruNews’ sources said Kushner’s clearance was restored in May, granting him a low-level version of “top secret” access with read-in privileges. This meant that, only on a need to know basis, he was able to view classified documents in his role as the president’s senior adviser.
However, those sources now suggest his access to the Oval Office allowed him access to the nation’s most sensitive secrets, even if it wasn’t vital to the performance of his duties.
MUELLER’S PERJURY TRAP
It’s not yet clear if Mueller’s team had the photograph in their possession at the time, but in May, CNN reported that Kushner had sat down twice with them to answer questions. What he was asked and how he responded has not yet been reported in the media.
It is likely he was asked general questions about his handling of classified information, as well as his use of social media platforms, such as WhatsApp, to communicate with foreign officials—including Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
TruNews’ sources said Mueller’s list of written questions to the president included at least one relating to the general handling of classified information in the administration. They said that in attempting to answer the question, the president relied upon his son-in-law, who lied.
That lie, either knowingly or unknowingly, was transmitted to Mueller’s team. As a result, the president was caused to commit perjury in his answer—giving the special counsel the crime his investigation has been seeking for 18 months.
MBS & MURDER
Kushner continues to serve as the president’s principal Middle East peace envoy, leading a team that includes Jason Greenblatt and Ambassador David Friedman. In this role, he has direct contact with Crown Prince Mohammed, with whom he has forged a widely reported friendship.
TruNews’ sources indicate Kushner played a direct role in providing information that led to the murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi. They said he provided his friend with “targeting information”—which provided details about the dissident’s routines; where he worked, where he slept, places he would frequently visit.
During a CNN interview in October, Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas) accused the president’s son-in-law of providing that information to Crown Prince Mohammed. If that is, in fact, the information shared in the photograph obtained my Mueller’s team, it would also mean he was complicit in the murder of a legal U.S. resident.
Either of these scandals—illegally transmitting classified information or accessory to murder—would be more than enough basis for Democrats, who will take over control of the House of Representatives on Jan. 3, to quickly impeach the president. Particularly given the likelihood the president is fully aware of his son-in-law’s actions and has done nothing to remove him from the administration.
The question after impeachment will be whether or not enough Senate Republicans can be convinced to break with their party’s leader to vote for his removal from office. That requires merely a simple majority, meaning just four Republicans would need to break with the president to remove him from office.
As TruNews has reported for 18 months, the Mueller investigation has always been about removing the duly elected President of the United States from office. These new revelations would suggest he has succeeded.
One source said:
“Mueller won. Kushner will bring President Trump down.”
TruNews’ sources said Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, and National Security Advisor John Bolton have all been aware of this vulnerability and have been planning contingencies for this incident. They said should Trump be removed from office or forced to resign, Pence would name Haley as his vice president.
One of the sources also noted that Bolton played a “major role” in this plot, and did so because of how he had been mistreated by Kushner. The source said Kushner has acted in a demeaning manner toward a number of administration officials who are now turning on him, even if it means bringing down the president.
The source added:
“They are literally treating this as a potential banana republic style event, where the public perceives what’s taking place as a coup.
“I wouldn’t call it a plot, I’d call it treason. Potayto potahto, it’s still a vegetable.”
RUSSIA & CHINA
One remaining factor that may not be addressed by the civil unrest model is how the world’s other leading powers—particularly Russia and China—might react to the sudden change in leadership in Washington, particularly at a time when the warmongering Deep State is attempting to provoke them to war. Those tensions were heightened further in the past 24 hours.
Stock markets around the world were roiled this morning following reports that Huawei Technologies CFO Wanzhou Meng, daughter of company founder Ren Zhengfei, was arrested by Canadian authorities in Vancouver while the president was meeting with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, in Buenos Aires. Wanzhou was accused of violating sanctions against Iran and is being extradited to the U.S.
The Chinese government is furious over the matter, claiming Wanzhou is a “hostage” of the U.S. trade war in an editorial published by the Communist Party’s English-language mouthpiece, Global Times. Additionally, Beijing’s embassy in Ottawa issued the following statement:
“At the request of the US side, the Canadian side arrested a Chinese citizen not violating any American or Canadian law. The Chinese side firmly opposes and strongly protests over such kind of actions which seriously harmed the human rights of the victim. The Chinese side has lodged stern representations with the US and Canadian side, and urged them to immediately correct the wrongdoing and restore the personal freedom of Ms. Meng Wanzhou. We will closely follow the development of the issue and take all measures to resolutely protect the legitimate rights and interests of Chinese citizens.”
Also on Wednesday, USS McCampbell, an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer, entered the waters of Peter the Great Bay, which is entirely claimed by Russia as its sovereign waters, in a “freedom of navigation” mission aimed at countering Moscow’s claims to waters outside of the internationally recognized 12-mile limit from its shores.
The Ministry of Defense later laughed off the matter, noting McCampbell never got closer than 62 miles from Russian shores and that it was chased away by the anti-submarine destroyer Admiral Tributs and a fleet of naval aircraft. The American vessel is “now demonstrating its bravery more than 250 miles from Russian shores,” the ministry spokesman added.
However, the Kremlin took a much dimmer view of another news item today, in which it has been reported that the Pentagon has approached Turkey via the 1936 Montreaux Convention to seek permission to allow a U.S. naval vessel to cross into the Black Sea. Additionally, U.S. Special Envoy for Ukraine Kurt Volker told Voice of America that Washington is considering additional punitive measures against Moscow that includes a blockade of Russian ships at Western ports and cutting Russia off from the SWIFT international banking system.
With the World War III powder keg already primed at such a level, it would seem the sudden ousting of President Trump—particularly if its viewed by a majority of Americans as a coup—might be the wick that sets it off.
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