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Operation Revenge (Part II)

What It Could Look Like



[Part II of a two-part series on a possible Trump counterstrike against the Deep State.]


Biden's Beltway is bracing for an enema.


As examined in Part I of this series, the Communist-Democrat plot to take down Donald Trump has enraged Americans of all stripes. More than two weeks on, patriots are still seething over the former president's conviction by a Biden-backed kangaroo court.


But rather than mustering torches and pitchforks, Trump's troops are preparing a laxative of sorts to flush the legal system clean.


With the election now less than five months away, Team MAGA is readying plans for reprisal. And, if the green light is given in November — if 45 is crowned 47 — a red blitz will be unleashed on Washington, the moment the White House is won.


'EVERYTHING IN OUR ARSENAL'


Already, portions of the payback playbook are beginning to emerge.


House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) vowed last week that congressional Republicans would bring their full weight to bear against corrupt prosecutors.

"We are conservatives, and we are trying to conserve the greatest country in the history of the world," Speaker Johnson told FOX News. "Our system of justice is an important part of that. We have to fight back, and we will with everything in our arsenal."

On Capitol Hill, Republican lawmakers have begun to make good on Speaker Johnson's pledge.


Led by Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio, the House Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government convened Thursday to examine "the recent political prosecution of President Donald Trump."


Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, who secured the May 30 sham verdict, has agreed to testify before the subcommittee — but only on July 12, the day after Trump's scheduled sentencing.


'NASTIER OVER TIME'


Things may head south for Bragg in the coming months.


In comments to Axios last week, former Trump advisor Steve Bannon made clear that if the former president returns to the Oval Office in January, supporters will seek to investigate and incarcerate the Manhattan DA.


Bragg "should be — and will be — jailed," Bannon vowed.


Likewise, the conservative media baron said he would push for "investigations to include [Democrats'] media allies."


Bannon hinted that a second Trump term would be more hawkish than the first. Reflecting on "the evolution of ... war," he noted that clashes "only get nastier over time."


Notably, one day after Bannon's comments were published online, a federal judge ordered him to report to jail by July 1, where he'll serve four months for refusing to comply with the Democrats' January 6 investigation.


THE PLAN


The MAGA plan to impose accountability is bigger than whatever consequences Bragg may eventually face — much, much bigger. In fact, it reportedly includes an overhaul of entire government agencies — chief among them, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).


An array of left-leaning media are substantiating claims that Trump is preparing to purge the DOJ and FBI of corrupt, leftist elements.


Reuters, for example, revealed in a May 29 dispatch that "Some of Donald Trump's allies are assembling proposals to curtail the Justice Department's independence and turn the nation's top law enforcement body into an attack dog for conservative causes," according to nine anonymous insiders involved in the plan.

"The plan is essentially twofold ... First: flood the Justice Department with stalwart conservatives unlikely to say 'no' to controversial orders from the White House. Second: restructure the department so key decisions are concentrated in the hands of administration loyalists rather than career bureaucrats."

Beyond mere restructuring, the former president's supporters say the DOJ must be "stacked with allies unlikely to slow-walk Trump's demands." Therefore, the report noted, high-powered backers are "combing through federal regulations for novel ways to bring stalwart conservatives into the Justice Department at the start of a potential Trump term."


For his part, the former president "has publicly embraced a potential executive order known as 'Schedule F' that would give him the power to replace thousands of civil servants with conservative allies" — including many inside the DOJ.


Meanwhile, according to plan insiders, "the FBI — which many Republicans see as biased against them — would have new constraints on its authority, with many of its responsibilities shifted to other law enforcement agencies."


Allies of the former president told Reuters that they also support "eliminating the FBI's general counsel," an office that "provides legal advice to FBI employees regarding ongoing probes and other matters."


Backers say that doing away with the general counsel "would force the bureau to receive legal guidance from people closer to Trump's attorney general in the chain-of-command," and curtail the bureau's "ability to conduct investigations without close political oversight."


The architects of the plan, Reuters noted, represent a vast array of conservative foundations, advocacy groups and brain trusts:

"Many Trump allies making these proposals are affiliated with a consortium of conservative think tanks known as 'Project 2025', which has been making detailed plans for a second Trump presidency."

'INSTITUTIONALIZING TRUMPISM'


Project 2025, or the 2025 Presidential Transition Project, is an initiative of The Heritage Foundation.


Representing the largest, most ambitious conservative alliance ever assembled, Project 2025 boasts 100 members, including the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists; Alliance Defending Freedom; ACLJ Action; the American Family Association; Americans United for Life; the California Family Council; the Center for Family and Human Rights; the Center for Immigration Studies; Concerned Women for America; the Discovery Institute; Eagle Forum; the Family Research Council; the Frederick Douglass Foundation; the Heartland Institute; Hillsdale College; Liberty University; Media Research Center; Native Americans for Sovereignty and Preservation; Project 21 Black Leadership Network; Students for Life of America; Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America; the Texas Public Policy Foundation; Turning Point USA; and many more.


Project 2025 partners are, in the words of Heritage Foundation president Kevin D. Roberts, fixed on "institutionalizing Trumpism." The mission of the initiative, as described on its website, is to expunge the cancer of leftism from the halls of government in Washington and beyond:

"The actions of liberal politicians in Washington have created a desperate need and unique opportunity for conservatives to start undoing the damage the Left has wrought and build a better country for all Americans in 2025.
It is not enough for conservatives to win elections. If we are going to rescue the country from the grip of the radical Left, we need both a governing agenda and the right people in place, ready to carry this agenda out on day one of the next conservative administration. 
This is the goal of the 2025 Presidential Transition Project. The project will build on four pillars that will, collectively, pave the way for an effective conservative administration: a policy agenda, personnel, training, and a 180-day playbook."

As part of its "personnel" pillar, Project 2025 is crafting a massive Presidential Personnel Database, through which eager, professionally-qualified patriots can apply for positions in the next conservative presidential administration.


"With the right conservative policy recommendations and properly vetted and trained personnel to implement them, we will take back our government," Project 2025 affirms.


Likewise, as part of its "training" pillar, Project 2025 has established a Presidential Administration Academy, a "a one-of-a-kind educational and skill-building program designed to prepare and equip future political appointees now to be ready on Day One of the next conservative Administration."


"This academy provides aspiring appointees with the insight, background knowledge, and expertise in governance to immediately begin rolling back destructive policy and advancing conservative ideas in the federal government," the initiative explains.


Project 2025's 180-day playbook has not yet been unveiled, but the measure "includes a comprehensive, concrete transition plan for each federal agency." 


"Only through the implementation of specific action plans at each agency will the next conservative presidential Administration be successful," the initiative notes, adding that the playbook is "a roadmap for doing just that." 


Project 2025 urges anyone interested in learning more about its vision for the next conservative administration to explore its policy agenda, as encapsulated in its Mandate for Leadership: The Conservative Promise — a massive tome of 900+ pages.


A 'REDPRINT' FOR RECLAIMING AMERICA


The number, and scope, of policy prescriptions contained in Project 2025's Mandate is immense — far beyond the capacity of this article to adequately address. However, a brief sketch of its recommendations for DOJ and FBI reform follows, to illustrate that the work does seem to be a cornerstone of MAGA plans for policy prescriptions — that its contents read like a page (or many pages) out of Trump's political playbook.


In a chapter titled "General Welfare," the Mandate outlines the threat a compromised DOJ and FBI represents:

"The once proud Department of Justice ... has been marred by the Biden Administration's abuse of the department's powers for its own ends ... 'unprecedented politicization and weaponization' under Biden and Attorney General Merrick Garland, resulting in 'politically motivated and viewpoint-based prosecutions' of political enemies and indifference to the crimes of political allies, has made the department 'a threat to the Republic.'"

"The most important thing for the next attorney general to do is to refocus the department on its core functions of 'protecting public safety and defending the rule of law,' while restoring its 'values of independence, impartiality, honesty, integrity, respect, and excellence,'" the Mandate declares.


"It is essential that the next conservative Administration place a high priority on reforming the DOJ and its culture to align the department with its core purposes and advance the national interest. Critically, this must include the FBI," the Mandate notes.

"A bloated, arrogant, increasingly lawless organization, especially at the top, 'the FBI views itself as an independent agency' that is 'on par with the Attorney General,' rather than as an agency that is under the AG and fully accountable to him or her. To rein in this 'completely out of control' bureau and remind it of its place within — rather than at the top of — the DOJ hierarchy ... the FBI's separate Office of General Counsel (with 'approximately 300 attorneys'), separate Office of Legislative Affairs, and separate Office of Public Affairs should all be abolished."

"Anything other than a top-to-bottom overhaul will only further erode the trust of significant portions of the American people and harm the very fabric that holds together our constitutional republic," the Mandate explains. "At a practical level, not reforming the Department of Justice will also guarantee the failure of that conservative Administration's agenda in countless other ways."


DISQUIETED QUISLINGS


In a June 4 article for The Nation, progressive writer and activist Robert L. Borosage bewailed Project 2025 — a testament to its potential to effect lasting change.


"MAGA acolytes have not only dethroned the Republican establishment in Congress and red-state legislatures," Borosage observed, "they have taken over the party's think tanks, including the Heritage Foundation, once the bastion of Reagan conservatism."


"Heritage's new Mandate is far more extreme than the original 1980 plan that guided Reagan's administration," he lamented.

"An immediate priority ... will be to bring the permanent bureaucracy to heel. Schedule F — an executive order that Trump released in the last weeks of his presidency — will be revived, empowering the president to turn the civil service into a spoils system, creating 20,000 to 50,000 political appointees instead of the normal 4,000. In his second term, Trump will open not just the White House for business but the entire government. Central to this ... will be squelching any independence in the Department of Justice while continuing to pack the courts with reactionary partisans."

Borosage is far from alone in his outcry against the possibility of a second Trump term. Across the country, in print and on the airwaves, leftists are laboring furiously to raise alarm over the prospect of MAGA returning to power.


Not surprisingly, many of those voicing anguish over the former president's potential resurrection are the inverse of Americans angry over the sham trial verdict. Rather than agonizing over what a second Trump term would mean for the Republic, they fear what it could mean for them.


Legions have spent the past nine years working to annihilate Trump, and his return to power — an angry, post-conviction return, in particular — could spell trouble for them, especially if Bannon gets his way.


Cognizant that MAGA means business, Biden's media lackeys are trying to whip up hysteria, arguing that Trump — not Comrade Biden — represents a fundamental threat to American democracy.


In a recent statement, for example, Biden campaign spokesperson James Singer bellowed:

"Trump is pledging to rule as a dictator on 'day one,' punish his enemies, embrace violence done on his behalf, and warns of a 'bloodbath' if he loses. The warning signs are clear for all to see. Trump is a danger to our Constitution, a threat to our democracy, and so consumed by his own failed, diminished state he has gone off the deep end."

Similarly, on June 4, the New York Times warned that, "When Donald Trump hurls wild charges at his opponents, he is telegraphing what he plans to do to them ... Trump has already tried to use the power of the presidency to harass his enemies, and his allies have since identified the choke points in the system that previously thwarted him."


Writing for The New Republic on June 8, journalist Greg Sargent voiced dismay at the way Trump's post-conviction pronouncements are being covered in the press:

"Earth to media: The criminal prosecutions of Trump are legitimate. The 'revenge' he's promising would be wholly illegitimate. Time to make that a whole lot clearer. ... We have to stop letting Trump get away with this.
You can't be president if you treat the law as presumptively invalid when it is applied to you and your supporters (as Trump's pledge to pardon January 6 rioters makes explicit). You can't be president if you openly vow to extend the fruits of our political order only to your supporters while arbitrarily designating countless other Americans a traitorous class within, one that deserves to live in fear of lawless persecution and organized political thuggery."

NO SURRENDER


Wherever they operate — in courtrooms, political chambers, television studios or newsrooms, the agents of the Deep State must be fought, and routed.


They have actively worked to overturn the Constitution and its principles, which are based on the recognition of divinity and its order of the universe. They have shown no remorse — quite the opposite, in fact. They are an existential threat to the Republic, to humanity as a whole, and yes, to souls the world over.


There is no negotiating with a cancer. To rid a body of malignancy, the renegade mass must be excised. But, too few conservatives want to face that reality. They refuse to grasp that there can be no coexisting with the diabolical — that this is a fight to the finish. Only one side will win — but one will win — this proxy war between heaven and hell.


Writer, editor and producer Stephen Wynne has spent the past seven years covering, from a Catholic perspective, the latest developments in the Church, the nation and the world. Prior to his work in journalism, he spent eight years co-authoring “Repairing the Breach,” a book examining the war of worldviews between Christianity and Darwinism. A Show-Me State native, he holds a BA in Creative Writing from Pepperdine University and an Executive MBA from the Bloch School of Business at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.


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coyote_jack
coyote_jack
15 de jun.

Outstanding report, Stephen. Let it be so. St. Michael, defend our nation from Satan. +JMJ+

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Abigail Smith
Abigail Smith
14 de jun.

Without an act of God, it is highly unlikely Trump will become president and have the opportunity to clean up the government. What I think might happen is something along these lines. The current leader of our nation will suddenly, as late into October as possible, be declared senile or become incapacited. I'm sure the democrats already have all the judges and attorneys and scenerios in line to ensure this happens. Suddenly, Mrs. O, aka "Big Mike" Obama, will be made the democrat nominee in late October. This way, there won't be enough time for the scheme to be investigated/discovered, and it will be very easy to rig the vote tallies since there will be no long history of Trump…

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