Watergate Reporter Hints At Coup, Warns "Non-Functioning" Trump Presidency Is "Malignant"

While Bob Woodward is more stoic in his public discussion of the predicament this nation finds itself in (lambasting the 'fake news' media rather than directing his ire at the body politik), his partner in un-crime, legendary Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein, called the Trump administration a "malignant presidency" on Saturday, and suggested that the wrongdoings committed by the White House were unprecedented.

Speaking on CNN, The Hill reports that Bernstein warned that the Trump administration is "not functioning," and appears to hint at a 'soft coup' amid the nation's deep state...

"We are in the midst of a malignant presidency," Bernstein said. "That malignancy is known to the military leaders of the country, it's known to the Republican leadership in Congress who recognize it, and it's known to the intelligence community."

 

"The presidency of Donald Trump is not functioning," he continued. "It's really not functioning because the character and capabilities of this president are called into grave question in a way that those that know him are raising serious concerns about."

While Bob Woodward warned the "smug" media against "hyperventilating" over Trump, Bernstein suggested Trump was the "greatest journalistic challenge of the modern era."

"To report on a malignant presidency, what it means, and where it's going," he said. "This president is not in control of the presidency in a way that it is functioning."

 

"That has got our leaders worried, they are worried about his character, they are worried about his temperament," Bernstein said.

 

"We are in foreign territory. We have never been in a malignant presidency like this before."

As a reminder, Woodward previously warned that it’s not in the interest of either the Trump White House or the media to war with each other.

"I think everyone has accelerated this work. The other question to ask, is there any justification for Trump and people like — in his White House responding this way? And the only justification I can think of, which really isn’t a justification, but it accounts for emotional spasm of, my God, this is enemy of the people, I know that reporters have talked to people in the Trump house, — Trump White House about very sensitive intelligence operations, that we find out about in the press. And I think Trump is horrified that this is out there. And these are not necessarily things that are going to be published, but Trump is a newcomer saying, my God how do reporters know about these things? And so it’s — we’ve got to stop it.” 

 

“[I]t’s not in our interest, the media’s interest to have a war with the Trump White House. It’s not in Trump’s interest to have this war.”

Sadly, it appears it's too late to get this toothpaste back in the tube (for both sides).

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Handful of Dust Manthong Sun, 07/02/2017 - 12:32 Permalink

Woodward and Bernstein and most of the people in DC, West Coast and East Coast live in a bubble. These are part of The Establishment Swamp that needs to be drained like a painful abcess.They willfully ignore the 90% flyover middle class hard working people--engineers, blue collar, retial workers, etc---who actually pay taxes and support much of the broken parasitic system that they benfire from.

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bluez sleigher Sun, 07/02/2017 - 14:10 Permalink

Carl Bernstein is a deep state mafia apparatchik. He did much to promote the removal of President Richard M. Nixon. Why? Consider:Nixon began to pursue detente with the Soviet Union and rapprochement with China in the early 1970s.And he ended American involvement in the war in Vietnam in 1973 and brought the American POWs home, and ended the military draft.Nixon eventually delivered peace, and this is the ultimate deadly sin against the deep state mafia. Note that other infinitely worse monsters such as Johnson, Clinton, the Bushes, etc. were never pushed to be removed.To the deep state mafia, peace bringing is the ultimate crime.

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TheReplacement Handful of Dust Sun, 07/02/2017 - 13:39 Permalink

Well Carl, it goes like this:  The man was duly elected.  Nobody has been able to show the slightest shred of evidence that the election wasn't legit.  While you may not like the President's behavior (as I do not), that is not a legal reason to remove him from office.Now should any combination of the groups you mentioned make a move to form a coup and oust the President then you can count on millions of us reacting.  You see, this action by you and your fellow travellers will be the catalyst for a real revolution that we have been waiting for and you can bet that either you will win and kill those millions of us or we will win and you all will die.This is a life and death game you are playing Carl.  You best be prepared to kill us all because if you pick this fight and fail we will kill you.  Think about it, make the wise decision, and stop agitating for war, and make no mistake - war is exactly what you are trying to start,  so we can move on like adults.

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Manthong Manthong Sun, 07/02/2017 - 12:33 Permalink

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  President Trump is confrontational… the press and many others will soon learn the hard lesson that he is the President and they are not. The country has not seen stones this large in the White House since: https://owlcation.com/humanities/3-Famous-Duels-Involving-Andrew-Jackson

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goober Manthong Mon, 07/03/2017 - 00:47 Permalink

Agree he is a tenacious guy and that is a very good thing. He just needs to fine tune his tweets so they benefit him without going to the opponents level of negative petty shit. And it can be tweeked to do exactly that. He is actually rather good at fucking with their heads, keeping them flustered and off guard. It seems their heads are exploding. So far I have not cared much about his tweeting, but this last go round with Mika was stupid and made him look like he was stooping to their level of garbage. He needs to stay above that shit going forward and keep his zingers on target !

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goober Socratic Dog Sun, 07/02/2017 - 21:28 Permalink

It is quite true. Many arrest (far more than he is talking about) and charges since the election. Do your own research it is all out there but little reporting, just like trying to shut down Pizzagate/Pedogate. PRAVDA/MSM is on their team so of course nothing is reported. Remember Bengahzi and F&F ? no different at all, just different victims from these criminals. They can cover almost any crime, for a while anyway.http://www.worldtribune.com/unreported-1500-pedophile-arrests-have-been… 

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goober Manthong Sun, 07/02/2017 - 21:11 Permalink

Yes and the sooner the better, it is building steam as we speak. Quite a few indictments in motion and more to come. That is why Holder put put his plea to those still embedded. He does not want to be one of the prosecuted or any of their crony criminals of the deep state apparatus ! Clear to me they are desperate and grasping at straws, any straws ?

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Creative_Destruct Jedclampetisdead Sun, 07/02/2017 - 12:08 Permalink

"Wrongdoings" and "Malignancy", spread those uindefined smear-job memes MSM shill, while implying the self-righteous virtue-signaling subversion of democracy. Yeah, you "malignant"MSM-ites are REAL virtuous.NOT EVEN 6 months into a presidency ,a brief time period when ALL admininistrations have historically struggled,  this douchebag and his fellow scumbags imply that overthrowing a legitimately elected government by unconstitutional means must be done.Trump's behavior IS certainly unusual, but that very behavior is baiting these deep-state dictatorial assholes into exposing themselves.

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Grumbleduke Creative_Destruct Sun, 07/02/2017 - 12:33 Permalink

Mr. Hume: I've just read your lousy review of Margaret's concert. I've come to the conclusion that you are an "eight ulcer man on four ulcer pay." It seems to me that you are a frustrated old man who wishes he could have been successful. When you write such poppy-cock as was in the back section of the paper you work for it shows conclusively that you're off the beam and at least four of your ulcers are at work. Some day I hope to meet you. When that happens you'll need a new nose, a lot of beefsteak for black eyes, and perhaps a supporter below! Pegler, a gutter snipe, is a gentleman alongside you. I hope you'll accept that statement as a worse insult than a reflection on your ancestry. H.S.T.https://trumanlibrary.org/trivia/letter.htmImagine such a tweet... "Joe, I'll break your nose, racoon you and kick you in the nuts"

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Handful of Dust Creative_Destruct Sun, 07/02/2017 - 12:34 Permalink

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Condoleezza Rice reminds everyone that Trump ‘stands for our values’   http://www.newsweek.com/condoleezza-rice-donald-trump-support-629774  The media and shills like Bernstein underestimate the support Trump has.

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SWRichmond Government nee… Sun, 07/02/2017 - 16:43 Permalink

Bernstein can eat a bullet if he expects a an unlawful President-replacement strategy to pass without millions of citizens taking up arms against the tyranny.This would be one way to actually get rid of the tyranny: force the overt choosing of sides, it would be a great unmasking, out from behind the curtains all you deep state pillagers.  As such this would be welcome.  I wonder who is better at widespread violence?

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