Professor Cohen Says Assault on Trump Presidency is Our Greatest National Security Threat: Is There A 4th Branch of Government?

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Steven Cohen, Professor of Russian studies at Princeton and NYU (an obvious Russian spy) was besides himself tonight, in sheer disbelief over the with hunt of gigantic nothing-burgers that are being used to assault the Presidency of Donald Trump.

He declared, "today, I would say (the greatest threat to national security) is this assault on President Trump. Let's be clear what he's being accused of is treason. This has never happened in America, that we had a Russian agent in the White House. Cohen believes Flynn did nothing wrong by talking to the Russian ambassador, describing it as 'his job' to do so.

He then illuminated the indelible fact that there is a 4th branch of government, the intelligence community, who have been meddling in American foreign affairs, obstructing the other 3 branches of government.

"In 2016, President Obama worked out a deal with Russian President Putin for military cooperation in Syria. He said he was gonna share intelligence with Russia, just like Trump and the Russians were supposed to do the other day. Our department of defense said it wouldn't share intelligence. And a few days later, they killed Syrian soldiers, violating the agreement, and that was the end of that. So, we can ask, who is making our foreign policy in Washington today?"

Professor Cohen added, "you and I have to ask a subversive question, are there really three branches of government, or is there a 4th branch of government? These intel services. What we know, as a fact, is that Obama tried, not very hard but he tried for a military alliance with Putin, in Syria, against terrorism and it was sabotaged by the department of defense and its allies in the intelligence services."


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Son of Captain Nemo's picture

I would buy everything Cohen is saying if..."Cheeto-in-Chief hadn't done

Yemen, Afghanistan and Syria... And trying very hard to confront China through the DPRK because the Federal Reserve isn't getting what it wants financially in terms of loan(s)...

If he can't have "Mad Dog" Mattis "whacked", and the next in line at the "throne" of the JCS and CIA HE'S NOT DOING HIS JOB "ANYWAY"?!!!

vietnamvet's picture

Lol - "Cheeto-in-Chief" indeed!  This narcisstic man-child is turning out to be the perfect target to the deep state and he is way out of his league.  Unfortunately for the country, the chaos involved in this civil war will have unpredictable results and likely will entail blowback of enormous consequences. 

Son of Captain Nemo's picture


I never thought I'd say it but what we are witnessing before our very eyes makes me pine for the Cold War of the 60's and 70's!

My Dad was a naval aviator that flew Crusaders and he always use to say that there were two places he would never want to have to fly "combat"... The Black Sea and Baltic!!!

Imagine that?...

Back in those days when we had a military, our personnel prided themselves on their capabilities but also knew damn well how important it was to respect your "adversary"!

WELL NOT ANYMORE!!!... And we have ample evidence of this violating every treaty post-Soviet collapse of the Baltic States and Ukraine since 1990.

When you stop respecting your enemy, you in turn no longer respect yourself. And this is what makes our post-9/11 military picking up the Israeli "playbook" so fucking catastrophic.

To any of you "zipper heads" still in uniform fried out on meds. ...


Son of Captain Nemo's picture

You know it's "bad", when you are watching RT News on TV and Israel's Housing and Construction Minister Yoav Galant is talking about "assassinating Syria's President Assad with a background on his "humble beginnings" in "construction" and the report and the reporter, 'all of a sudden' are being blocked with a network bulletin that a "test of the emergency" broadcast system is interrupting the regularly scheduled programming and then you immediately turn to CNN "WITH NO SUCH INTERRUPTION"!...

America WANTS A WAR "BADLY"!!!

whatisthat's picture

I would observe the military is the fourth branch and the US citizens who are not part of the corrupt establishment are the fifth branch of government.

Kat Daddy's picture

Who do the Intelligence Agencys work for; the Judeo-Masonic Communist Illuminati Council on Foreign Relation, the private bankers think tank that controls the US's foreign INSANE foreign policy!

Von Berger's picture

1st branch of government.... WE THE PEOPLE
2nd branch of government....WE THE PEOPLE
3rd .................................... ...WE THE PEOPLE
4th ........................................WE THE PEOPLE
8th ...............WE THE (F%<>€#G) PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!..... got it.!!!!

HardAssets's picture

Go and ask the next 50 Americans you meet -

"Ever hear the term We The People . . .?"

"What words follow ?"

"Do you know where the term comes from ?"

That puzzled look you'll see on most of their faces is why "The People" do Not govern squat.

They will be able to tell you Everything about the latest celebs and sports figures, however.

Shlomo Scheckelstein's picture

We got you all by the chains..hehehehe

HardAssets's picture

Nope, in 'The Land of the Free, Home of the Brave' few have balls or brains. And Western Europe is worse.

Von Berger's picture

You had balls and brains in1944 when you helped us win the war.
Thank you 'land of the free,home of the brave'.

redc1c4's picture

ever get the idea that someone wants to start a civil war?

barysenter's picture

It's Schwartz's howdy doody freak.

onwisconsinbadger's picture

Cohen and Kushner, what do they have in common ? Not a trick question.

HardAssets's picture

Most Jews I've known are as clueless about the New World Order as other Americans.

marathonman's picture

When I watch the news and see most 'experts' to break down the news, they have a 'hen', 'berg', or 'stein' on their last name.  Surely it's all coincidence? 

optimator's picture

Some change their name.  I still remember a "guest" on CNBS named Keinhertz.  I wonder if he changed his name.   Also, I rememeber Paulson on TV saying with a straight face, "Im not Jewish, but my parents are".  Lotsalaughs!

spqrusa's picture

Governments are directly responsible for the murder of 500 million in the last century.

Outlaw Government Guns - Outlaw Government...

barysenter's picture

Note that the mainstream have dropped the tinfoil hat trope. Winning!

medium giraffe's picture

Fuck government, mutually beneficial cooperation is all we need.


decentralisedscrutinizer's picture


Almost all the world’s economic and political problems revolve around the hegemony of a global corporate cartel, which is headquartered in the US because this is where their military force resides. The only way to regain our sovereignty as a constitutional republic is to severely curtail the privileges of any corporation doing business here. As a free nation, we really have to stop granting corporate charters to just any “suit” that comes along without fulfilling a defined social value in return. The "Divine Right Of Kings” should not apply to fictitious entities just because they are “Too Big To Fail”. We can't take the incorporation of private transnational banks for granted anymore. The government must be held responsible only to the electorate, not fictitious entities, if we are ever to restore sanity, much less prosperity, to the world.




It was a loophole in our Constitution that allowed corporate charters to be so easily obtained it created a swamp of corruption around our capital. It is a swamp that can't be drained at this point because the Constitution  doesn’t provide a drain. This 28th amendment is intended to install that drain so Congress can pull the plug ASAP. As a matter of political practicality we must rely on the Article 5 Convention for which the electorate will need consensus beforehand. Seriously; an Article 5 Constitutional Convention could solve that problem in days. This is what I think it will take to save the world; and nobody gets hurt:




28th Amendment


Corporations are not persons in any sense of the word and shall be granted only those rights and privileges that Congress deems necessary for the well-being of the People. Congress shall provide legislation defining the terms and conditions of corporate charters according to their purpose; which shall include, but are not limited to:


1, prohibitions against any corporation;


a, owning another corporation,


b, becoming economically indispensable or monopolistic, or


c, otherwise distorting the general economy;


2, prohibitions against any form of interference in the affairs of;


a, government,


b, education, or


c, news media, and


3, provisions for;


a, the auditing of standardized, current, and transparent account books, and


b, the establishment of a state and municipal-owned banking system


c, civil and criminal penalties to be suffered by corporate executives for violation of the terms of a corporate charter.




The Founders had to fight a bloody Revolutionary War to win our right to incorporate as a nation – the USA. But then, for whatever reason, our Founders granted the greediest businessmen among them unrestricted corporate charters with enough potential capital & power to compete with the individual States, smaller sovereign nations, and eventually to buy out the Federal government itself. Now that these fictitious entities own the USA and command its military infrastructure, by virtue of the Federal Reserve Corporation, and run it by virtue of regulatory capture, MSM propaganda, and Congressional lobbying they’ve set their sights on the creation of an all-inclusive global financial empire. The US Constitution is the “Kingpin” of the whole global Machine.


RightLineBacker's picture

Stop your insane repetitive re-posting bullshit! What a totally clueless shithead!


Sorry fellow ZH'ers, this guy doesn't seem to respond to polite requests to stop his obnoxious repetitive re-postings so maybe a 2x4 between the eyes will get his attention.

decentralisedscrutinizer's picture


Your comment is duly noted and, believe it or not, appreciated. Since mine is the only solution being offered that solves all our major political concerns right now, I’ll continue posting it until it’s ratified or Zero Hedge blocks it; or you come up with a better plan. Meanwhile I’m fishing for comments that offer better wording, means by which to implement a constitutional convention with this singular amendment as its object, or a better plan altogether. If nothing else it gets intellectuals like yourself to think about what happens after you’ve killed everybody. Even the post-apocalyptic SHTF zombies would have to form a government to keep the North Korean hordes from invading LA. The representative-capitalistic-republic model still has some bugs that need ironing out, but it’s evolving. Look at you: You got an eighth grade education -for free!!! That’s progress, yes?


DuneCreature's picture

Hey, scatter brain

You are going to have to cook that mess down and make it conprehenable to us little lay persons.

It might have some merit but reading that mess and trying to make sense of it is making my head hurt. ....... Not to mention the formatting sucks and wastes space.

Look, I know all about being excited about a new or unique idea. I get them all of the time and go off tilting at windmills too. .. But you've posted this mess enough times the 'uniqueness' is over.

Now please try and organize and restate your case, would you please.

Thanks in advance.

Live Hard, Many Times, Less Is More, Die Free

~ DC v5.0

HRH Feant2's picture

I second your suggestion to OP. If he doesn't know what TL;DR means he should. Reposting the same old thing over and over and over now reads as spam.

Duc888's picture



Most people are sleep walking through all this shit.  The dumbing down experiment was (and is) an absolute sucesss.  Fogerty was 100% correct.

TeethVillage88s's picture

Well done, Fly. You have earned today's crust of bread. Rejoice.

Props to Fly, Zerohedge, Professor Cohen, and Tucker Carlson.

I can't emphasize enough that we have too many secrets in the USA. Professor Cohen is addressing this when he postulates that the Intelligence Community has become a 4th Branch of Govt. USSA has become a country with bullshit history and secrets build on secrets... corrupting the various colors of law, lobbyists, agencies and congress.

$1 Trillion Annually spent on MIC is only eclipsed by the $1.8 Trillion spend on US Health Care by Govt.

HardAssets's picture

This has been going on for a very long time, since the beginning of the country and the battle between Jefferson and Hamilton. Statism won out big as a result of the Civil War. The blowhard Teddy Roosevelt got the imperalism game going for the banksters. Its been going downhill since.

dexter_morgan's picture

nearin lock and load time it appears

Quatermain's picture

To save the country it may be necessary to destroy the federal government.

deplorable nation's picture

You nailed it!! Game, set, and match; thanks for coming...

bardot63's picture

Ditto.  Your government is not your country. 

quasi_verbatim's picture

There is only one branch of government.

Grandad Grumps's picture

A fourth branch of government? Probably not actual government since they want all of the power and none of the responsibility. One can probable say that there is one ultimate source of corrupt power that dominates all government in the US.

Reaper's picture

Dear Trump; Nice guys finish impeached. Time to indict McCain for war crimes of aiding and abetting ISIS's war crimes in Syria and Iraq. Indict the Washington Post hacks for conspiracy, aiding and abetting the dissemination of classified material. Jail the Washington Post hacks when they fail to identify their source to a Grand Jury.

RightLineBacker's picture

I am personally in favor of public hangings of MSM hack reporters.


Might shorten the time of the fucking journalists' rehab.

assistedliving's picture

indict McCain, who fought for our country and was captured, Jail the Press, nice guys get impeached (whatever u think about Nixon, 'nice guy' is not one of them) and all ZH Upvotes

therein lies the problem

Reaper's picture

Nixon attempted a passive coverup of Watergate break-in. Clinton bombed Serbia as a diversion. I judge McCain by his war mongering; former prisoner-of-war is not an acceptable excuse

Arkadin's picture

That's right and Hillary and Podesta need to be chucked in the slammer as well.  But all Sessions can think to do is talk about upping the penalities on illicit drug use.  The old saw about Dems being the evil party and the GOP the stupid party remains true (although the GOP is nearly as evil as it is stupid.)

silverer's picture

Being on the defense is not the best place to be. You are right. Trump needs to go on the strong offense, even if it requires the assistance of loyal military to maintain order.

Socratic Dog's picture

He needs to read Jeff Cooper's book on self defense. When you are under attack, you have no choice if you want to survive, you MUST counter-attack. How well planned your counter-attack is is far less important than the fact it's happening. Just the fact of it throws your enemy off his stride.

Why isn't he tweeting Seth Rich right now? Maybe he is totally compromised by Epstein/Mossad.

HRH Feant2's picture

That was one of the hardest things for one of my teachers to teach me. That a situation could come down to life or death, me or them. That teacher also said the best fight is no fight and to try and avoid certain areas, people, and times of day in order to not put oneself in a situation where a fight would be necessary. But sometimes shit happens and the only choice is to fight as hard as you can to the brutal end.

Verniercaliper's picture

Trump's weakness is now becoming clear...the lack of courage and conviction in the man is surprising given his public persona. Successful leaders get things done and know how to control dissent and recognize when there's a conspiracy to mount a coup. Trump simply doesn't understand what's happening to him and that alone is reason for him to go. A president should have true leadership ability, not an actor's portrayal of one on TV or Twitter.