This President ran on a campaign where he called himself an outsider, and said he was going to “drain the swamp” of the denizens of the Washington deep who had their fingers in everyone’s pie for years, who did business with the bad guys and the good guys alike, paying attention only to money and advancing a global neoconservative agenda.
But if Donald Trump is trying to send a message that he’s been surrounding himself with people who aren’t like the Bush clan or those that came before them — since, you know, Trump insists the Iraq war was one of the United States’ biggest mistakes — he sure is having a hard time getting it done.
Now we’re finding out that like the Republican luminaries who came before them — Donald Rumsfeld shaking Saddam Hussein’s hand, Oliver North selling weapons to Iran to fund the Contras in Nicaragua — two of Trump’s favorite sidekicks have been palling around with terrorists as well.
Justice Department documents show that Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, as well as his national security adviser, John Bolton, have been meeting with a group recently designated as a terrorist organization, now known primarily as a cult-like group with a name that might make you a little nervous: The Mujahedeen-e-Khalq.
Bolton and Giuliani have been around government for some time, though, you’re surely thinking. How does this have to do with Trump? Records show that the men have met with the extremist group — who actively lobbied for an end to the Iran deal negotiated by Barack Obama — at least five times since Donald Trump was inaugurated. How do we know for sure that they’re doing what the Department of Justice says they’re doing?
Well, there are pictures, of course.
In other words, Trump is sending his people to speak to a group that NGOs have compared to the Branch Davidian cult in Waco and that Iranian citizens have likened to the Khmer Rouge. The goal of this group is the overthrow of Iran.
Let me repeat that, in case it got lost in all this information: Donald Trump’s emissaries are lobbying for war with Iran.
Trump isn’t draining the swamp. He just stocked it with monsters big enough to eat the last swamp-dwellers.
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