Wall Street banker Cohn moving Trump toward moderate policies

GARY COHN. EX-GOLDMAN SACHS EXEC HAS TRUMP’S EAR.

One presidential adviser becoming a president’s pet after less than 100 days isn’t a definitive development. What we have to be concerned about is whether deportations rise, the wall gets started, Obamacare is replaced, jobs are brought back from overseas, and we see some progress on draining the swamp. There’s also the matter of Steve Bannon’s staying power and ultimate influence on President Trump.

Let’s briefly go down the rabbit hole before considering Gary Cohn’s expanding influence with Trump.

Trump’s abrupt shifts in various policy matters can be explained in a variety of ways, including a simple reality check. However, Trump could be being blackmailed or he could be drugged. A blackmailed and/or drugged president may seem a bit odd, but recall everything that J. Edgar Hoover had on President Kennedy, who was on drugs administered by a Dr. Feelgood. We know not every drug in the CIA’s arsenal.

Excerpt from Reuters

In a White House marked by infighting, top economic aide Gary Cohn, a Democrat and former Goldman Sachs banker, is muscling aside some of President Donald Trump’s hard-right advisers to push more moderate, business-friendly economic policies.

Cohn, 56, did not work on Republican Trump’s campaign and only got to know him after the November election, but he has emerged as one of the administration’s most powerful players in an ascent that rankles conservatives.

Trump refers to his director of the National Economic Council (NEC), as “one of my geniuses,” according to one source close to Cohn.

More than half a dozen sources on Wall Street and in the White House said Cohn has gained the upper hand over Trump’s chief strategist, Steve Bannon, the former head of the right-wing website Breitbart News and a champion of protectionist trade opposed by moderate Republicans and many big companies.

Cohn is a key administration link to business executives and White House sources say he will lead the charge for Trump on top domestic priorities such as tax reform, infrastructure and deregulation.

“Gary’s singular focus is tax reform and he’s working to try and get that done in 2017,” said Orin Snyder, a partner at law firm Gibson Dunn and a long-time friend of Cohn.

“He is working to implement the president’s twin goals of economic growth and job creation. The tax plan will also include a reduction in the corporate rate, but also tax relief for middle- and low-income Americans.”

Some conservatives fear Cohn may push through a tax plan that is unnecessarily complicated and argue that including tax relief for middle- and low-income Americans would not spur economic growth as much as cuts focused entirely or mostly on businesses and entrepreneurs.

Adam Brandon, president of the conservative group FreedomWorks, is disappointed Trump is not charging ahead with a plan unveiled last year during his campaign that would slash taxes on businesses and wealthy individuals.

That plan was shaped heavily by Stephen Moore, an economic policy expert at the conservative Heritage Foundation think tank, who advised Trump’s campaign. But it has since been shelved.

“I don’t like the idea of scrapping it and starting over again,” Brandon said.

A senior administration official said the White House has started from scratch on the tax plan and, while setting business tax cuts as the highest priority, is consulting with lawmakers, economists and business leaders before taking it to the Republican-led Congress.

Two administration officials said reports that the White House was considering a carbon tax and a value-added tax were incorrect, but that other ideas were on the table. “We are considering a multitude of options for tax reform,” a White House official said on Sunday.

RAPPORT

Associates of both Trump and Cohn say the two have developed a bond. People who have worked with Cohn say he is loyal, direct and assertive, traits that Trump likes.

Crucially, Cohn also has the trust of Jared Kushner, Trump’s adviser and son-in-law, and his wife Ivanka, Trump’s daughter.

Cohn hired his staff more quickly than other top officials, building a reputation for competence in an administration hurt by early missteps over healthcare reform and a travel ban, the sources said.

There are over 8,000 comments on this story at Breitbart. Most of them seem pro-Trump.

Recall that if Hillary had emerged victorious, a Ruth Bader Ginsberg clone would be sitting on the Supreme Court and and millions of illegals would be well on their way to citizenship and full voting rights.

Oroville Dam Spillway Raises Questions About New World Order Role in Manufactured Crisis

1. Could the crisis have been prevented?

2. Was the spillway (and dam?) sabotaged?

3. How long will the crisis drag on?

4. Will the crisis be Donald Trump’s Katrina, leading to his removal from office?

5. Are the Dindus going to have their usual fun in the Oroville area?

The mainstream press won’t provide answers to a number of questions. Thus, I’ve sourced this post from several places, a mix of mainstream news and alternative thinking.

Sky News

Nearly 200,000 people have been told to remain away from their homes as authorities in California continue to repair the US’s tallest dam.

Dozens of evacuation centres have been set up to take people from three counties deemed at risk if the Oroville Dam fails and floods surrounding towns and villages.

Officials have warned of a “30ft wall of water” if one of the spillways fails.

Heavy rain caused the level of Oroville Lake to rise so high that the emergency spillway was used for the first time in the dam’s near 50-year history.

Engineers’ fear that erosion around the emergency spillway could cause it to collapse.

In addition, the primary spillway in the 230m (770ft) dam has a 30ft hole that is causing it to leak and cause further erosion.

The level of the lake is now understood to have dropped, but officials say repairs may have to be carried out before they can allow people back to their homes.

So how long will it be before people are allowed back into what is now a danger zone?

SF Gate

OROVILLE, Butte County — The crisis at Lake Oroville may grind on for weeks or longer — leaving the nearly 200,000 people ordered to evacuate on Sunday in nail-biting limbo as crews work to flush water out of the reservoir and shore up a badly eroded emergency spillway, officials said Monday.

State water officials have been purging nearly 100,000 cubic feet of water per second out of the reservoir’s damaged but functioning primary spillway, an effort that brought the level down below the lip of the emergency spillway Sunday night, averting catastrophe.

But they are just beginning to assess the scope of the weekend damage, a first step in developing a plan to secure the reservoir and allow residents to return to their homes.

Are the Dindus going to go out and Dindu? Haha. They’re scarce in that part of the country!

The Anti-Trump politicking is just getting started:

Jim Stone Freelance speculates that sabotage is the cause of the problems at Oroville:

LOOK PEOPLE, COMMUNISTS BLEW THE DAM AND IF THEY DID NOT, THIS WEB SITE WOULD NOT BE KNEE DEEP IN SH*T RIGHT NOW AFTER SAYING THAT WAS MOST PROBABLE.

The main spillway was FULLY inspected on a REGULAR basis and had ZERO issues yet blew up when only 28 percent of its rated capacity was flowing through it. That means bomb or sabotage. People, when this thing first blew, concrete chunks flew high in the air. Probably 300 feet in the air. Nothing like it has happened since, even with much greater flows. There is no way that happened from water at the rate it was being released at that time. People thought the chunks flew less than that because they did not realize how big the scene was.

Any stories you hear about environmentalists and a deficient spillway are about the EMERGENCY SPILLWAY, which we all saw really was so deficient it is nothing but a fake hope. They wanted the emergency spillway cement lined a long way down the hill. For once, the environmentalists were right!

I am dead right about the sabotage that probably came from California’s own communist government, if I was not, there would be laughter instead of DNS shutdowns.

What we are seeing at Oroville is cold hard proof that environmentalists, democrats, all of what has been running America lately have real consequences in the real world and it really does not matter how much they can spew about how great they are when we can look at the results right here. There is an extremely high chance of total catastrophe now. I was totally depressed last night over this, because there is true impending doom that would have NEVER happened in Trump’s America and there is nothing at all that can be done about it now, we just have to watch whatever happens unfold.

There’s much more in the way of pictures and analysis at Jim’s site than I brought into this brief post.

If you want to go even more deeply down the rabbit hole, this thread at the GLP Forums offers some interesting observations. Hint: The dirty hand of the “Juice” (Jews) is identified as present in profiting from this crisis.

Despicable California Governor Asks for Trump’s Help Tonight

GOVERNOR JERRY BROWN. TRUMP WASN’T HIS PRESIDENT. CHANGES HIS TUNE.

California police allowed antifa to attack Trump supporters in Berkeley, leaving one man beaten senseless.

Start obeying the law, California authorities, and then we MIGHT offer you some help, which your lawbreaking asses do NOT deserve.

Or maybe not. Call the president of Mexico for help, you f*cking a**holes.

Breitbart

On Friday, California Governor Jerry Brown sought federal help from President Trump by asking the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to declare “a major disaster” in California in light of the damage done by recent storms.

The East Bay Times reports: “Brown formally requested the declaration for the series of storms striking the state between Jan. 3 and Jan. 12.” He noted that “heavy rains, winds and snow, particularly in Northern California, left eight people dead and knocked out power to an estimated 1 million Californian homes and businesses.”

Brown’s request comes as Gov. Brown has challenged the Trump administration on climate change, immigration, Obamacare, and other issues.

Other Democrat officials in California have been open about their refusal to comply with Trump administration orders regarding illegal immigration. San Francisco’s police chief, sheriff, and mayor all made clear they would not enforce Trump’s immigration order, long before the order was taken to court. The San Francisco Police Department went so far as to cut ties with an FBI counter-terrorism task force in order to prevent officers from being involved in action that targeted illegals.

And California’s highest law enforcement agent, Attorney General Xavier Becerra, has been very open about his determination to fight Trump’s policies as part of the larger effort to retain sanctuary policies that harbor illegal aliens in the state.

But Gov. Brown would like some federal funds to help out in the short term, so he is asking the Trump administration for help.

Notably, Gov. Brown also used his “State of the State” address earlier this year to welcome Trump’s commitment to infrastructure spending.

Blame Trump! California’s Oroville Dam Situation Set to Turn Thousands into REAL Wetbacks (Live Stream Video and More)

YOUTUBE LIVESTREAM OF OROVILLE DAM INCIDENT:

Just remember which presidential candidate warned that America’s infrastructure was in horrible shape.

Also remember which state has been defying lawful orders from the president of the United States at every turn.

Now, why should the rest of America pay taxes to help California? Let them get the money from their buddies, the Mexicans.

The American media is too obsessed with the Trump-bashing at the music industry Grammy Awards to give a shit about their liberal pals and wetbacks drowning:

Enough politics. Now for the weather:

Mercury News

Follow this live blog for updates on the emergency evacuation ordered for Oroville-area residents by the state Department of Water Resources, which predicts that the auxiliary spillway at the Oroville Dam will fail within the next hour.

The department issued the evacuation advisory around 4:40 p.m. Sunday, just four hours after holding a press conference where they said they didn’t anticipate such problems.

Link to 52 photos of Oroville Dam Spillways

Link to Wikipedia entry on Oroville Dam

Lots of this nonsense being Tweeted by liberals:

Eliciting replies like this:

And so the anti-Trump shit show marches on, even in the face of disaster.

4-D Chess: Trump Picks Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s Wife for Secretary of Transportation

Like all traditionalists, for me it would be preferable for Donald J. Trump’s cabinet to be made up exclusively of white males.

If Trump has to pick nonwhites for political reasons, then what better choice than the wife of the Majority Leader in the Senate. Like many feminists, she didn’t bother to take Mitch McConnell’s last name. He’s obviously a cuck. Looking at that picture above, can’t you picture ole Mitch groveling, “Whatever you want, baby.”

Mitch the Cuck is also no great fan of Donald Trump.

Until now. LOL.

I have a strong feeling that getting the wall built and other tasks related to rebuilding America’s infrastructure just got a lot easier with Elaine McConnell as Secretary of Transportation.

You can read the story at Zerohedge. There’s not much to it. Chao held a cabinet position during the Bush II years. Really, she’s just a manager, not a policy maker. She’s probably going to do an OK job, especially if Trump puts some competent people around her.