Are Both Trump and Sanders Falling for a Dirty Trick from Clinton?

Eric Zuesse

On Saturday, I provided a transcript of a remarkable allegation by a gifted private investigator who has a background not only as a crackerjack reporter about political dirty tricks in both Parties, but formerly as Richard Nixon’s top dirty-trickster himself, and who has recently turned against the Republican Party’s establishment and become a Trump supporter: he hates both Hillary Clinton and the Republican Establishment candidates, because he has become rabid against their shared hypocrisies, which know no Party (and that is certainly true). He said, alleging his inside sources (which he really does have, and which has made him so formidable in the past), that Hillary Clinton worked with George Soros and the son of Peter Lewis, and one unnamed member of Congress, to arrange for black supporters of Bernie Sanders in Chicago and elsewhere, to go violent at Trump rallies, so as to draw public contempt upon both Hillary’s current opponent, Sanders, and her general-election opponent Trump. It’s a brilliant tactic, if it is the real explanation for those incidents, but, shockingly, both Trump and Sanders are playing along with it — even if Hillary’s team aren’t  behind it (in which case, they’d both be unprincipled, not merely stupid, for not condemning anyone at any political rally who incites violence at any political rally — which neither of them has yet clearly done). 

The reporter alleging this scheme is Roger Stone, a man loathed by all progressives, and I cannot yet say whether or not his allegations are true. Judge them for yourself (his allegations are again linked-to there), as to whether or not they are. But, the rationale that Stone lays out for it in his presentation is certainly true: These incidents are enormously helpful to Hillary Clinton’s chances of winning both the Democratic nomination, and then the Presidency: she is the sole beneficiary of them.

This raises the even more puzzling question as to why both Sanders and Trump are simply ignoring even the possibility  that the Clinton campaign is behind these violent protests: each of the two is flat-out blaming the other for them.

Are both of them so stupid they don’t even care enough to investigate before accusing each other of what might possibly be instead a truer and deeper explanation of what produced these violent demonstrators disrupting a Presidential candidate’s rallies?

Whatever one might happen to think of either Sanders or Trump, I am puzzled, first, that Sanders did not at the outset condemn anyone who disrupted a candidate’s political rallies, and, second, that Trump is now so stupid as to threaten to do the same to Sanders’s rallies. Frankly, the responses of both — not condemning anyone who goes violent against any political rally — aren’t merely condoning violations of other people’s free-speech rights, and therefore unprincipled, but make extremely poor political sense (and that’s true regardless of whether or not Clinton is behind this).

Clearly, the FBI should be charging everyone who has been involved in these violent actions, in order to plea-bargain them to answer, under oath, where the idea to do this originated, and whether they’d received any support from higher-ups, and, if so, from whom, and to allow the FBI access to their communication-records, or, if that cooperation is denied, for court-warrants to be sought in order to obtain such records. However, there is no indication that such essential FBI actions have been taken; and the question therefore arises: why not? Is it to throw a Presidential election to the incumbent’s favored successor?

I have asked a certain crackerjack Silicon Valley lawyer to help to find an appropriate FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) specialist to determine whether there’s a possibility whether the White House might be cooperating with the Clinton campaign by blocking FBI agents from interviewing leaders of those protests, such as Ja’Mal Green, and Nathaniel Lewis, in order to find out whether those organizers had ever received encouragement from Move-On or other entities to organize these incidents. He replied:

I agree that the whole thing is very disturbing.  It is obviously organized — it’s happened at a number of Trump rallies across several states — Illinois, Ohio, Kansas, etc. — and is indeed changing the campaign dynamic on both sides.

In addition, MoveOn more or less admitted in an email (are you on their mailing list) that they helped organize protesters to Trump rallies.  Very disappointed … I applauded MoveOn for endorsing Sanders, but condemn them for organizing protesters to the other guy’s rallies … especially while things are still in the nomination stage!

I’ll reach out and see if I can get a FOIA expert interested.

That attorney also just now sent me the link to this, in which the old Chicago Obama-friend Bill Ayres helps hype-up Trump’s alleged evil in this matter. Is he a participant in an Obama-Clinton operation; and, if so, is it knowingly, or instead only as a sucker who was brought into the operation by Soros or others?

Any appropriate attorney is welcomed to leave an email address in a reader-comment to this post at the washingtonsblog posting of this article, and I shall get back to that person to discuss the matter further. Unfortunately, time is very short to do this, but if the White House is participating in hiding the actual organizers behind these incidents, then the public needs to know about that ASAP.

Right now there are only very reasonable questions. But they unfortunately must be answered very fast.


Investigative historian Eric Zuesse is the author, most recently, of  They’re Not Even Close: The Democratic vs. Republican Economic Records, 1910-2010, and of  CHRIST’S VENTRILOQUISTS: The Event that Created Christianity.

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  • iseeit

    Good for you Eric.
    I can respect honesty and integrity. I disagree with you, even vehemently, on certain issues.
    I can co-exist with you in absolute peace however because of your diligent integrity.

    Unrelated, but interesting; Have you ever been exposed to the gifts of this particular genius?

    • cettel

      Not yet, but thanks: I’ll check it out.

  • kimyo

    breaking, live from ringside, here is our intrepid reporter, breathless, with a stunning newflash – a masked man has jumped out of the audience and is going after trump with a folding chair. amazingly, trump’s hair bobs and weaves to deflect the blows.

    further update: it has emerged that the attacker is wearing blue on blue sanders underpants (made in the good old u.s.a.). trump is attempting to rip off his attacker’s mask. he succeeds! but the attacker is wearing a second mask!

    holy stratagems batman! is it soros in chicago with the move-on? or clinton in iowa with the coin toss? stay tuned for further exciting developments….

  • USA_objector

    Are both of them so stupid they don’t even care enough to investigate before accusing each other of what might possibly be instead a truer and deeper explanation of what produced these violent demonstrators disrupting a Presidential candidate’s rallies? No, Eric, the Trump campaign recognizes the threat and they are on top of it in ways that won’t be reported by the MSM. That’s why Roger Stone surfaced it.

    It’s highly likely that Trump blamed Bernie before Stone got the inside baseball from sources inside the Hillary campaign. As you know, the MSM is “ready for Hillary” and will not report what you are so courageously reporting (reluctantly, given your distaste — but high respect — for Stone). This is 3-D chess.

    Given your urgency in writing two articles on the subject, why don’t you contact Roger Stone himself? stone @

    • cettel

      Thanks so much! I hadn’t known how to contact him. I’ve now emailed him.

      • USA_objector

        When you first started writing for Washington’s Blog, I mistakenly thought you were a partisan cheerleader for the left. You’ve proven me wrong — your insightful, detailed analysis since you joined WB has often been a must-read. I especially appreciated your analysis of how MSM intentionally disregards history-making news that doesn’t fit with its agenda. Keep up the great work, Eric.

  • priscianusjr

    I think your Silicon Valley lawyer is on the right track. Roger Stone has his own pro-Trump agenda and is playing games as usual. The protest was supported by MoveOn, but organized by local people in Chicago.

    • disqah

      The problem is Moveon has been a sucessfull key for Sanders’ campaign on the field. Still don’t get how silly they were blowing up their candidate this way! Truely hope Sanders has call them out in private…

  • disqah

    Thanks! Since my english reading skills are way better than my writting ones, I’ll just say that when Buffon Bill Trump, bang, bang, stated on his twitter that Clinton supporters were also crashing his “orchestred” rally, he was maybe unadvertly saying a true…

  • Ericka Faith White

    The protests were intended to be peaceful on Sanders’ side. The violence was from Drumpf supporters that were told by Donald Drumpf that he would pay their legal fees, that protesters should be treated more harshly, etc.

    People are allowed to assemble and protest a fascist trying to obtain a position of leadership. It was never supposed to be violent. They attacked.

  • Broos

    I Zuesse ya never met her Poppy; they’re ALL (CIA) Company!