25 January 2018


As I continue to read Michael Wolff's bestselling Fire and Fury about Donald Trump's failed presidential administration, I find a number of revelations the media has not covered in its extensive reporting on the book.

For example, the author writes about how Turkey seriously contemplated offering Trump "an enviable hotel site on the Bosporus" to curry favor with him. If you're not super familiar with that country geography, the Bosporus is the strait between the Mediterranean world and the Black Sea. Prime coastal real estate along that waterway is highly desirable and hard to come by.

This speaks volumes for how the world sees Trump: easily corruptible with a primary interest in helping himself. Trump was already in a real estate project in Turkey before the election which, in a 2015 radio interview, he admitted represented a conflict of interest should he become President (details here).

"I have a little conflict of interest, because I have a major, major building in Istanbul," Trump said, referring to the country's capital. "It's called Trump Towers. Two towers, instead of one. Not the usual one, it's two. And I've gotten to know Turkey very well."

Another interesting revelation in Wolff's book is the fact that Trump's former senior adviser Steven Bannon and his attorney general Jeff Sessions are very close and in regular contact. Trump has long had an enmity toward Sessions, notwithstanding this was his first cabinet pick, because of the attorney general's recusal from all aspects of the Russian investigation.

Since publication of the book, the President has burned all bridges between himself and Bannon and famously excoriated his one-time ally on Twitter in the media. Both Bannon and Sessions are known to be devious plotters and score settlers and both have every reason to betray Trump now.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is conducting the criminal investigation into Trump and his associates, is known to have questioned Sessions recently as part of his probe (details here). Given Sessions faces the possibility of being charged with both perjery and obstruction of justice, he would have a clear incentive to testify against Trump if offered a plea deal in return for cooperation.

Mueller will also question Bannon, possibly by the end of this month or shortly thereafter (details here). While Trump's former White House advisor was apparently out of the loop on the campaign's Russia collusion, he has promised to tell everything he knows if called before a grand jury.

Sessions and Bannon undoubtedly continue to talk and, possibly, plot against Trump together. By alienating two powerful former allies who now have more strength together, the President has once again proven to be his own worst enemy.

Stay tuned.


  1. OMG!
    Again, you have to get rid of that «clown» ASAP before he does more arm to USA's influence in the world and all time economic leadership.

    I just saw him this morning with Theresa May from UK and it's such obvious he is a disgrace to USA just speaking of HIM, HIM and HIM alone.
    Theresa May was very clever not responding to Trump's saying they have a «great relationship». She did only say, wisely, that USA and UK are long time very good allies.

    WE from Canada and many other countries are fed up of seeing this clown on your news networks showing all the negative and bad things he is doing to your country and many of your people.

    His lack of leadership in regard of the Washington shut down shows wow he isn't fit to be president. When in the past he accused the president Obama not doing anything to stop such a shut down, he didn't do better and doesn't even see he isn't better.

    That CLOWN MUST be out of the circus before more bad things happen.
    He makes ALL the other countries of the world going AGAINST USA and putting your country aside while they're making great business deals without USA.

    Trump wants to «Buy American First» but by isolating your economy he will do more arm to your economy because no other countries will want to do business to such a shut self centered economy.

    Since the renegociation of the NAFTA and the bad spirit of Trump toward it, I'm no more buying stuff «made in USA».
    I try to avoid it and am encouraging Canadian,Mexican or Asian's made things.

  2. Anonymous04:10

    Cada dia queda uno mas perplejo.Delicia de macho este.Amigo venezolano,Cucuta


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