This was precipitated by two panicked, and pathetic, operations unleashed from London over the past 48 hours, aimed at reviving the moribund and discredited Russiagate. First, FusionGPS honchos Glenn Simpson and Peter Fritsch ran an op-ed in the New York Times claiming they had saved America from "an attack on our country by a hostile foreign power," by hiring British intelligence "Russia expert" Christopher Steele to put together what Trump correctly labeled a "pile of garbage." Second, gossip columnist Michael Wolff, whose other work was a biography of Rupert Murdoch, slipped a pre-release copy of his new book, "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House" to the British intelligence leak sheet The Guardian, which published selections from the book quoting Steven Bannon, the anti-China, anti-Russian whacko who has continued claiming he is one of Trump's closest advisors, despite having been fired from the White House. Bannon is quoted saying that the meeting between Paul Manafort, Jared Kushner, and Donald Trump Jr. with a Russian lawyer in June 2016 was "treasonous," "unpatriotic," and "bad shit."
What was Trump's response? He immediately released a statement which says, bluntly, as is his wont (with an included reference to Frankin Roosevelt):
"Steve Bannon has nothing to do with me or my Presidency. When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind.... Steve had very little to do with our historic victory, which was delivered by the forgotten men and women of this country.... Steve doesn't represent my base — he's only in it for himself. Steve pretends to be at war with the media, which he calls the opposition party, yet he spent his time at the White House leaking false information to the media to make himself seem far more important than he was. It is the only thing he does well. Steve was rarely in a one-on-one meeting with me and only pretends to have had influence to fool a few people with no access and no clue, whom he helped write phony books."
Consider this a declaration of independence from the right-wing populist clap-trap which has tried to woo Trump away from his commitment to establish friendly relations with Russia and China. Bannon and his Breitbart news site spend most of their time calling for preparations for confrontation, both economic and military, with Russia and China. Their only basis for defending Trump against Robert Mueller's Russiagate witch hunt has been to accuse Hillary Clinton, rather than Trump, of collusion with the big bad Russian bear — distorting the very real fact that Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama were hell-bent on starting a war with Russia and China, which was only prevented by Hillary's defeat in the presidential election.
Increasingly, Trump's real base is concerned about only one thing — that he'd better succeed in rebuilding American industry and the crumbling infrastructure, creating thousands of jobs, or he will lose his strong support from working people. Trump is holding several meetings this week to prepare a campaign for a national infrastructure policy. Even if they come up with a competent program, it will be missing the means to finance it, which will be impossible without taking on the massive speculative bubble which has set the western banking system on a course for a near-term collapse far greater than that of 2008. The years-long fight by this organization to restore Glass-Steagall, re-establish a National Bank, and unleash the industrial and scientific potential of this nation, is increasingly reflected in discussions from every side of the political spectrum, as seen in reports below.
But there is little time. The financial crisis, if not resolved through taking down the speculative bubble, will explode, and destroy any effort to Make America Great Again. While the LaRouche Political Action Committee continues to circulate the exposure of "Legal Assassin Robert Mueller," we are now also providing every Senator, every Congressman, and thousands of regional political and social leaders, with the pamphlet "LaRouche's Four Laws & America's Future on the New Silk Road." This is Trump's necessary path to victory.