"He's F**ked": Trump Blames Kushner For Mueller Probe As West Wing "Fears Impeachment", VF Reports

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In a new bombshell report, Vanity Fair says that for the first time since the Mueller investigation began earlier this year, key Trump allies in the West Wing are starting to worry that the notion of an impeachment might be slightly more than just a Democratic pipe dream.  As former aide Sam Nunberg said, Mueller's indictment of Paul Manafort has sparked concerns in the White House that Mueller has every intention of parsing through every Trump/Kushner financial dealing until he uncovers something incriminating.

Until now, Robert Mueller has haunted Donald Trump’s White House as a hovering, mostly unseen menace. But by securing indictments of Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, and a surprise guilty plea from foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos, Mueller announced loudly that the Russia investigation poses an existential threat to the president. “Here’s what Manafort’s indictment tells me: Mueller is going to go over every financial dealing of Jared Kushner and the Trump Organization,” said former Trump campaign aide Sam Nunberg. “Trump is at 33 percent in Gallup. You can’t go any lower. He’s fucked.”


The first charges in the Mueller probe have kindled talk of what the endgame for Trump looks like, according to conversations with a half-dozen advisers and friends of the president. For the first time since the investigation began, the prospect of impeachment is being considered as a realistic outcome and not just a liberal fever dream. According to a source, advisers in the West Wing are on edge and doing whatever they can not to be ensnared. One person close to Dina Powell and Gary Cohn said they’re making sure to leave rooms if the subject of Russia comes up.


While he has refrained so far from publicly criticizing Special Counsel Mueller, Vanity Fair says the President is growing increasingly frustrated and privately lashing out at his own legal team and even son-in-law Jared Kushner, who some around Trump have described as the "worst political adviser in the White House in modern history."

Trump, meanwhile, has reacted to the deteriorating situation by lashing out on Twitter and venting in private to friends. He’s frustrated that the investigation seems to have no end in sight. “Trump wants to be critical of Mueller,” one person who’s been briefed on Trump’s thinking says. “He thinks it’s unfair criticism. Clinton hasn’t gotten anything like this. And what about Tony Podesta? Trump is like, When is that going to end?”


According to two sources, Trump has complained to advisers about his legal team for letting the Mueller probe progress this far. Speaking to Steve Bannon on Tuesday, Trump blamed Jared Kushner for his role in decisions, specifically the firings of Mike Flynn and James Comey, that led to Mueller’s appointment, according to a source briefed on the call. When Roger Stone recently told Trump that Kushner was giving him bad political advice, Trump agreed, according to someone familiar with the conversation. “Jared is the worst political adviser in the White House in modern history,” Nunberg said. “I’m only saying publicly what everyone says behind the scenes at Fox News, in conservative media, and the Senate and Congress.”

Focusing on the Kushner angle, Trump is reportedly increasingly blaming his son-in-law for his role in decisions that led to the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller.  In a call Tuesday to former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon, Trump put blame on Kushner for the part he took in choices to fire former national security adviser Michael Flynn and former FBI director James Comey, Vanity Fair reported.

Roger Stone also recently said Kushner wasn't giving Trump good advice — a sentiment which Trump reportedly agreed with, according to someone familiar with the conversation. Sam Nunberg, a former campaign aide to President Trump who was fired, echoed the statement.

"Jared is the worst political adviser in the White House in modern history,” Nunberg said. “I’m only saying publicly what everyone says behind the scenes at Fox News, in conservative media, and the Senate and Congress."

Meanwhile, former Chief Strategist Steve Bannon is apparently also increasingly concerned that the establishment GOP might jump at the opportunity to "fuck over Trump" by supporting impeachment proceedings.  Among other things, Bannon has proposed that Trump hire a more aggressive head lawyer and go on the offensive to "defund Mueller’s investigation or limit its scope."

But these soft-power approaches are being criticized by Trump allies including Steve Bannon and Roger Stone, who both believe establishment Republicans are waiting for a chance to impeach Trump. “The establishment has proven time and time again they will fuck Trump over,” a Bannon ally told me.


In a series of phone calls with Trump on Monday and Tuesday, Bannon told the president to shake up the legal team by installing an aggressive lawyer above Cobb, according to two sources briefed on the call. Bannon has also discussed ways to pressure Congress to defund Mueller’s investigation or limit its scope. “Mueller shouldn’t be allowed to be a clean shot on goal,” a Bannon confidant told me. “He must be contested and checked. Right now he has unchecked power.”


Bannon’s sense of urgency is being fueled by his belief that Trump’s hold on power is slipping. The collapse of Obamacare repeal, and the dimming chances that tax reform will pass soon—many Trump allies are deeply pessimistic about its prospects—have created the political climate for establishment Republicans to turn on Trump. Two weeks ago, according to a source, Bannon did a spitball analysis of the Cabinet to see which members would remain loyal to Trump in the event the 25th Amendment were invoked, thereby triggering a vote to remove the president from office. Bannon recently told people he’s not sure if Trump would survive such a vote. “One thing Steve wants Trump to do is take this more seriously,” the Bannon confidant told me. “Stop joking around. Stop tweeting.”

So what comes next: is the end nigh for the Trump administration, torn apart by internal strife and intrigue, especially if it fails to pass tax reform, or will the administration simply slam Vanity Fair's reporting - as Bannon did three weeks ago after the publication reported that the former chief strategist had lost faith in Trump's ability to complete his current term - and press on (with or without Kushner)?  And how will Mueller's probe impact any/all of this? We look forward to the answer, knowing that no matter the final outcome, stocks will simply keep grinding to new, record highs.

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nuubee's picture

Impeachment on what grounds?

WTFRLY's picture

Yea for real, the stoopid is burning

Buckaroo Banzai's picture

Vanity Fair? As a credible source? Really?

Bay of Pigs's picture

Can you imagine the old Tyler's posting this dogshit?

Fucking ridiculous. Enough to question who is running this place now.

nmewn's picture

They'll be posting Vanity Fair's best picks for Fall Fashion next, its almost as if they've been taken over by Time Warner or sumpin...lol.

Pinto Currency's picture

Mueller needs to explain his role in the Awan-Clinton enriched uranium smuggling network - some of which allegedly went to IRAN.

Day 12 - Awan Uranium In Iranium


HockeyFool's picture

ZH fell off the cliff bigly when Trump was elected. Sad!

robertsgt40's picture

Jared is on a first name basis with Netanyahu.  Trump doesn't know tribal blood is thicker than his.

Pinto Currency's picture

the polls are all rigged - we know that from the election.

And even the rigged polls show Trump at 39% not 33%.


Beowulf55's picture

What do yo mean the polls are rigged?  Hillary has a 99% chance of winning the presidency according to the polls.

Keyser's picture

Re-cappng a Vanity Fair article? What the fuck Tyler, is it a slow news day or are you just lazy? 

Beam Me Up Scotty's picture

Trump needs to put his index finger into Jeff Sessions chest, and tell him to get off of his dead ass and indict Hillary Clinton.  She's as guilty as any politician in the last 100 years or more.  If there isn't enough evidence to throw her in jail for the rest of what remains of her life, then there isn't enough evidence to throw ANYONE into prison ever again.  Put her on the front page, and on the 5 oclock news every night.  And she's REALLY GUILTY.  Its not some bogus witch hunt where you are trying to create a distraction.  You want to change the narrative?  There you go.

jcaz's picture

Yep- this night and weekend Tyler really needs some oversight- there have been too many dumbshit articles posted on here in the evenings- WTF.......

loebster's picture

Jared WORST adviser in modern history????

Somebody MUST BE anti-Jew. http://wp.me/p4OZ4v-1Ow

Escrava Isaura's picture

HockeyFool: ZH fell off the cliff bigly when Trump was elected. Sad!

Not ZH only but, most industrialized nations are moving right. Trump, Brexit, Catalan, are just symptoms of the decaying industrialization and capitalism.

Financialization “profit without producing’ is what we have now, pretty much, throughout the world. The US since the 70’s. Bitcoin is a great example ‘symptom’ now.

What comes next is liquidation (war) because of the unprofitability and inequality that industrialization and capitalism generate.

To add insult to injury on the industrialization side we have the problem of thermodynamics. Thermodynamics and industrialization are incomparable so, industrialization will be dropped out of the ‘evolutionary’ system.

However, most of humanity, not the tribes in Africa or the Australians Aboriginals of course, depend on industrialization for their survival.

Therefore, without industrialization human survivor will become impossible, meaning, most humans will be dropped out of the evolutionary system as well.

So, enjoy today ‘life’ as much as you can. Don’t worry about left and right propaganda, ideologies, and mystical ‘religions’ believes, because neither incompatibility can change the evolutionary process.

None of us can!     


kochevnik's picture

Again mixing concepts like teenage girl

jcaz's picture

LOL-  the perfect summation of a Escrava Isaura post- kudos!

Falcon49's picture

Perhaps....but, giving us examples of how and what is being attacked provides the ability to help connect the dots and counter or avoid the trap.  I appears that they are attempting to divide and isolate Trump from his family. 

ImGumbydmmt's picture


How do we get this to happen from where we sit? My Congress critters are all (D) no traction there.


Badsamm's picture

Sometimes it’s good to be reminded what we are up against.

TrajanOptimus's picture

Impeach Trump and the natives will get beyond restless, they will be looking for politician blood.




cheka's picture

impeach -- people go ape sh-t.  leftists lose

leave him there - leftists lose

'they' are finding themselves in more situations just like this -- no winning play

proud of my fellow americans for ditching the white guilt and confronting the get whitey agenda

PT's picture

Trajan:  I still don't understand why they wait.  There's plenty they could be doing right now.

ACP's picture

It's amazing how people keep responding to this propaganda.

90% of this is made up bullshit, just like any WAPO or NYT articles.

y3maxx's picture

-This is all Soros $$$...$17 billion....his final gift at work, Soros is close to death.

BarkingCat's picture

The polls could be rigged but don't have to be. Lot of people that supported Trump have turned negative on him.

This however does not mean that they will not attack whoever goes after Trump. 

Trump should have went after Obama administration's crimes after taking office.

He should do this still. Investigate both of these former FBI directors. There is tons of dirt on the surface.

Al Gophilia's picture

Hey Trump. Quit crying and sack that chicken shit deep state pal of yours, that completely entrenched career politician, (Where The Fuck's) Jeff Sessions. I'm sick of your shit. Stop supporting this cock sucking apologist for paedophiles ( he knows all about Joe Biden) and appoint Trey Gowdy, for cripe's sake.

Giant Meteor's picture

I disagree slightly. The SOP political scene was knocked off it's axis, bigly. Say what you will, but that's big news. The monumental clusterfuck now in progress, a direct result from the result. This shitstorm is just getting warmed up ..

ZH is by all appearances, largely on auto pilot, the content based upon the heated rhetoric of it's various outlaws, outcasts, and political dissidents. Greatest show on earth I say, well I mean second to the actual greatest show on earth, team USA ..

I mean after awhile, "fuck the FED" and "buy the dip" only goes so far, and  becomes a bit redundant  ..

I fully expect at any moment, the North Korea nuclear war report ..

Take heart !

Laowei Gweilo's picture

what's with this ZH article basically copy/pasting the quoted part in the center a 2nd time?


feels like, almost every day, i'm reading an article that gives me deju vu only to see it repeats entire quoted sentences as Tyler's own sentences


saying it out of love Tylers <3 but this last year or so, the editing on this site is getting pretty sketchy 

Giant Meteor's picture

Just like the markets, the bots are fairly runnin much this show, pushing on a string, herdin cats (in the market scenario, herding sheep.) But evvvery once in awhile a real gem gets snuck in there, and ya really got to be payin attention to catch it, because staring at the fluff and filler for long periods of time, sort of desensitizes the nervous system, like the spider that paralyzes it's prey right before consuming it  ..


Oh, and almost forgetting the obvious, I came here for the content, but stayed here for the commentariat ..

Like I said, greatest show on earth ..


jimmy c korn's picture

"herdin cats (in the market scenario, herding sheep."

Must be why there's been half a dozen or so Pro-Bitcoin articles a day here on ZH for quite a while. Get the feeling tyler finally bought at $6000 trying to pump before the dump.



Giant Meteor's picture

Tyler is gone man. They're all gone. That's what I'm saying ..

They're all gone ..

The machines are all that is left now ..

Let the blue chips (or bit bits) fall where they may ..

Bay of Pigs's picture

Sacrilege used to pop up on the threads or in the chat room too.

Haven't seen him in a very long. I think you're right, they're all gone.

BobEore's picture

Err, no, not really.

Actually, not at all. Everyone is right in place -still - pursuing the original agenda for which this site was created... only the address ever changed...

now a postal box in Sofia Bulgaria... the home of "ABC MEDIA"...

I shall say no more, for now... only that the endgame is on the horizon. And with it... the final, dawning awareness of a group of zheeple... that the same ol set of shears was once agin employed to strip them of their illusions!

any_mouse's picture

ABC Media was registered in London at one point.

factorypreset's picture

I've noticed this as well.  Probably some stupid algorithm where the more text an article has the more room for ads or something. I've especially noticed it with tweets - every f'ing quote of a tweet is quoted twice - once in tweet format and the other in regular text.  WTF 

Laowei Gweilo's picture

that'd make sense and wouldn't surprise me.


the blog adsense equivelant of stretching youtube videos out to 10 minutes lol

cat-foodcafe's picture

My fear is that the ZH article-writing bot is in the basement at Langley.....

nmewn's picture

Here ya go, check this out...

"In summer 2017 Chutkan was presiding over the Imran Awan and Hina Alvi fraud case."

...Judge Tanya Sue Chutkan (and her husband Peter Arno Krauthammer) are both Obama donors and appointees to the bench.

No conflict of interest there at all. Nope. None...lol. 

Nekoti's picture

Is Peter any relation to Charles? Inquiring minds want to know.

nmewn's picture

Goolag is kinda worm holing that right now BUT what is out there is Judge Tanya is sitting on Fusion GPS bank records that Congress is trying to get hold of.

Cuz, ya know, again...there is no conflict of interest whatsoever! ;-)

Nekoti's picture

Yea, I got nothing on a search as well.

mc888's picture

That was Sunday... can't someone at DOJ fire her for Obstruction and Conspiracy?


flaunt's picture

FFS I thought this wasn't even written in English...  The names! Seriously, why the fuck are these people even in our country much less in positions in influence?