Here is his tweet:
Clinton stated privately this month that she is quietly pushing for a Pence takeover. She stated that Pence is predictable hence defeatable.
4:20 AM – 14 Mar 2017
“This month” would indicate that Assange has received documentation, meeting his strict standards for authenticity and reliability, that, within the past two weeks, Ms. Clinton “privately” communicated this to someone.
Assange, unlike politicians and newsmedia, has a remarkably high performance-record for truthfulness and reliability, displaying great care in not alleging something unless he possesses proof — even if what he is alleging has been vociferously denied by politicians and newsmedia. Therefore, this tweet from him would be dismissed only by fools; any intelligent person would take it as having been said with high authority (no matter what politicians and newsmedia might say). He has a track-record which stands up to the very best.
The Democratic campaign to overthrow Trump and replace him by Pence started soon after Trump won the November 8th election.
On November 23rd, the brilliant Democratic Party propagandist (called ‘news-person’ by many, and certainly more intelligent than most of those), Keith Olbermann, presented, with obvious joy and passion, and with his always endearing sincerity, the case for the realistic possibility that if Vice President Mike Pence wants to replace his boss (the President), and if half or more of the President’s Cabinet support him in that desire, and if Paul Ryan who is third-in-line-for-the-Presidency would likewise rather have Pence than Trump as the U.S. President, then it would be virtually a done deal, because an obscure provision in the U.S. Constitution, which has never yet been used, would make it a cinch to do, under those circumstances. After Pence would thus have become the U.S. President, he would need the vote of two-thirds of the U.S. House of Representatives in order to remain in the post, according to that Constitutional provision. In other words: Pence wouldn’t be able to remain as the President unless the relations between the sitting, elected, President, Trump, and the serving, elected, House of Representatives, headed by Paul Ryan, become or are very bad, approaching to being, if not already being, more a relationship between adversaries, than one between allies. The nation is already very close to that.
In addition, of course, there would always be the possibility of the more customary method being applied: impeachment. However, though possible, it would be more difficult to do.
Olbermann, on that November 23rd video, presented his argument, and I’ve checked each and every detail of it and found it to be spot-on accurate. So, without further ado, here he is, presenting his case:
The Surprisingly Easy Way to Get Rid of Donald Trump
GQ. Published on Nov 23, 2016. 751,425 views.
Subsequently, Olbermann reached out to a broader audience, including viewers who had voted for Trump. The skill with which he opened that presentation of his case, is remarkable, because he is there inviting people who had voted for Trump-Pence, to switch now to preferring simply Pence. So, here is that presentation, which Olbermann provided on January 5th:
Still Supporting Donald Trump? This Message Is For You
GQ. Published on Jan 5, 2017. 675,268 views.
As everybody knows, Pence and Ryan admire each other a lot, and getting a President Pence would probably be much like getting a President Ryan. So, Trump said of Ryan’s proposed healthcare plan for the nation, on March 7th, “I am proud to support the replacement plan released by the House of Representatives.” Trump evidently can see no way that he’ll be able to get legislation passed in this Republican Congress than by letting them control the legislation, and he’ll sign it into law. That’s the approach he is taking: support the neoconservatives and the Republican Party.
The way that Trump has been trying to overcome the campaign by the neoconservatives and the Democrats to overthrow him (as being ‘Putin’s puppet’ etc.), is by joining in their passion for a vigorous increase in U.S. hostility against both Iran and Russia — especially against Russia. He has also been trying to overcome Wall Street’s overwhelming preference for Hillary Clinton (and, of course, Wall Street’s overwhelming neoconservatism), by larding his Administration with Wall Street people and with billionaires, and with generals who condemn Putin and who hate Iran. But it’s not working. Trump’s difficulty getting the Establishment behind him continued unabated after his election; and consequently the betting-odds that he’ll be overthrown before his term ends, became poor even as early as January 19th, by which time he had announced his Cabinet, just before being sworn in the following day. On January 19th, Britain’s Independent already headlined, “bookies reveal flood of bets on President failing to complete term”. That’s not normal, but little about Trump is normal. Even his slavish adherence now (after the election) to neoconservatives, big business, and the Republican Establishment, fails to stop his being the whipping-boy of them all.
So, perhaps Hillary Clinton is being waken up and invigorated by the smell of his blood on the floor. Or, perhaps, it would just be sweet revenge for her to see Trump grovel and get kicked in the teeth not only by Democrats, but by his fellow Republicans.
It seems that no matter how much Trump tries to rule as if he were Pence and Ryan, he’s just flushing himself down history’s toilet. None of it is working. But he keeps trying, at least this far — and he can’t think of a different approach.
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.