A Gilbertson Conspiracy Theory: Did Trump Troll the Dems on Ukraine?
First the Disclaimer: Logic does not necessarily equal fact, I have no insider information, but this is too good to pass up.
What if Trump’s team orchestrated the Ukraine affair to troll the Democrats? If this is true, then Trump has the Godzilla of all campaign strategists and the Democrats can just hang up their campaign buttons.
Let’s look at the situation.
– Former Vice President Joe Biden brags about strong-arming the Ukrainian government into firing a prosecutor whom he said was “corrupt,” by threatening to withhold a billion dollars in aid. Biden himself brags about this on video.
– It turns out that this prosecutor’s primary target was the company Biden’s son Hunter was working for, an oil and gas company that paid young Biden, who had no oil and gas industry experience, about $50,000 per month. The prosecutor is fired, saving Hunter’s company millions of dollars and potential jail time (i.e. Hunter was a good investment for them…).
– Joe Biden makes the highly unlikely claim that he had no knowledge of his son’s position in this prosecution. Really? Biden’s son Hunter says that he did indeed mention it to his father, and I would imagine there was a lot of talk going on there.
If Joe knew about his son’s position (duh…) then Biden is guilty of using his position as Vice President to threaten a U.S. ally with withholding U.S. government Congressionally approved assistance, for the primary purpose of helping his son.
This is corrupt, it is illegal, it should be impeachment and/or jail time.
But Trump’s team knows that the mainstream media WILL NOT cover this, there is no way to hang this on Biden’s head.
What if Trump could do a bait and switch? What if he knew of one of the leakers, and decided to have a bit of fun with the Democrats.
So he leaks a rumor about himself to this leaker, knowing it will end up with the Washinton Post. Note that my conspiratorial thoughts assume that this is a serial leaker and that there are still several.
Trump knows that he will be attacked and scandalized and the headlines will be about him for many days. (Did you notice that the headlines were about this scandal, 3 days before we even knew what it was about?) But in reality, this is a nothing burger, easily shown to be straightforward and honest, and besides, he is used to manufactured scandals and he knows it will blow over in a few days.
However, to blast Trump, THEY ALSO HAVE TO TELL THE JOE BIDEN STORY.
So Trump has co-opted mainstream media to get the Joe Biden corruption story out to the liberal media?
What does this do for Trump?
1. Joe Biden is effectively destroyed. See the latest polls? Two of them today have Elizabeth Warren beating him at the national level. This has not happened before.
2. Since Trump can show from transcripts that he has not done anything wrong (and he hasn’t), the Democrats who pretend to be outraged look like fools, and Democrat constituency sees yet another failure.
3. Not only is this leaker neutralized – since an official leaker will be moved out of their job “for their protection” and also because leaking classified information to the Washington Post is illegal – but now the liberal media cannot rely on the network of leakers. Their reliability and the possibility of trolling seriously damages the leakers network.
4. Trump’s campaign raised $5 million in the last 24 hours.
Someone pointed out that if Joe had any guts he might be able to turn this around. But everyone knows that Joe has zero guts. It was a safe bet.
So Trump wins on all fronts, the price he has paid for the past few days was a small price in comparison to what he has gained.
I can’t prove any of this, but it really tickles me to think about it. Can’t wait for the sequel – “Godzilla 2020.”