Fire and Fury furor a prelude to invoking the 25th? Updated with fireworks

It is written in the Good Book, “So when it comes to pass– as surely it will– then they will know that a prophet has been in their midst.”  I never really tried out for the job of prophet, and certainly never wanted it (it is a tough, miserable job with no friends) but it seems I have a knack.  Less than 48 hours ago I posited that another coup attempt was underway to try and remove Donald Trump from the Presidency

Now we have this from Breitbart:

Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” “Fire and Fury” author Michael Wolff said the presidency of President Donald Trump was “worse than everybody thought.”

Wolff said, “I think that in the beginning, the media took this point of view without having had this experience. You know, I went into this, and a decent part of the country went into this, his entire staff went into this thinking maybe this can work. It’s different, even peculiar, but who knows what can happen here. And that was exactly my — my frame of reference. I would have been delighted to have written a contrarian account here. Donald Trump, this unexpected president, is actually going to succeed. OK, that’s not the story. He is not going to succeed. This is worse than everybody thought.”

He continued, “If I left out anything, it’s probably stuff that was even more damning. It’s that bad. I mean it’s an extraordinary moment in time. And the last — the last several days focused on my book I think are proof of this. This is what happened here, what’s going on here. this is, you know, I think not an exaggeration and not unreasonable to say this is 25th amendment kind of stuff.”

Is there any doubt that Michael Wolff is a Democratic wolf in sheep’s clothing?  If you harbor such doubts let me dispel them and put your mind at ease.

To start with, he himself admits that a great deal that he says he isn’t sure is true.

The author of the explosive new book about Donald Trump’s presidency acknowledged in an author’s note that he wasn’t certain all of its content was true.

Michael Wolff, the author of “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” included a note at the start that casts significant doubt on the reliability of the specifics contained in the rest of its pages.

Several of his sources, he says, were definitely lying to him, while some offered accounts that flatly contradicted those of others.

But some were nonetheless included in the vivid account of the West Wing’s workings, in a process Wolff describes as “allowing the reader to judge” whether the sources’ claims are true.

To be fair, in the lead up to the election and the first few months of the new Administration Wolff was rather even handed, observing of other media outlets,

On the morning after Trump’s election, Wolff wrote in the Hollywood Reporter that “the media turned itself into the opposition and, accordingly, was voted down as the new political reality emerged.” He scolded New Yorker editor David Remnick for calling Trump’s win an “American tragedy” and wrote that “awe might have been in order.”

A short time later, Wolff addressed fellow reporters in an interview with Digiday. “Let me send the message: stenographer is what you’re supposed to be,” he said.

After Trump’s inauguration, Wolff accused the press of waging a campaign to take down the president. “The media’s holy grail is, as it’s been for much of the campaign, about what will stick,” he wrote in Newsweek. “Of the myriad likely damaging possibilities, which one will be so prima facie damaging (pay no attention to the many instances that many people already thought were, or would be) or so shocking and insulting to the body politic that it will be the end, or at least the beginning of the end, of Trump? Nothing counts but delivering a mortal wound, so everything is delivered as though it is a mortal wound.”

Interviewing counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway during an event at the Newseum in Washington, in April, Wolff said, “the New York Times, it seems to me, has a virtual beat. And in that beat, which often merits a front-page story, the beat is that President Trump is an aberrant president.”

So the Administration had reason to think they had a friend in Wolff.  They thought that he would give them a fair shake, an honest assessment.  Certainly no journalist that would have given an honest assessment of the Obama Administration was ever allowed inside, for fear, I’m sure, that the entire operation would have been blown wide open (they called it “transparency”, the Donk synonym for “opacity”).  In being fearlessly transparent the Trump White House hoped to present a clear image of what the Trump Administration was all about; what they got was a caricature.

We know it is a caricature not only because of the internal inconsistencies in the book itself, but because people outside the Administration, or no longer in it, have clearly said that so much of it is pure fabrication.

  • Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair on Thursday said a story involving him in the book Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, to be released Friday, is “a complete fabrication, literally from beginning to end.”  Newsweek
  • While admitting to have been “disappointed” in being ousted in June 2016 as Trump campaign manager “by the Trump family,” Corey Lewandowski rebuked Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury” claims he called Trump’s elder sons “stupid” or son-in-law Jared Kushner “the butler.”  Newsmax
  • “[Tom] Barrack said he spoke to Wolffe once, says he never said the quote attributed to him to Wolffe or anyone. “Totally false,” Barrack said by phone just now. Gateway Pundit quoting NY Times

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I’m sure there are more, many more, but I am not going to waste time tracking them down, you get the idea.  Maybe Wolff was a ringer and maybe he got offered a deal he couldn’t refuse (my money’s on this); ultimately it doesn’t matter.  This book is part of an ongoing campaign to discredit and destroy the President and his Administration, then replace him with a person more amenable to the hidden powers that had bet the farm on the Commie Hag Hillary.

See if the Administration ever trusts a journalist again.

Update:

Here’s a reminder of why we don’t and shouldn’t trust news hounds propagandists.  White House advisor Stephen Miller vs. Jake Tapper on CNN.  THIS is how it’s done.