Wall Street Journal serves up a Nothing Burger against Trump

In the never ending quest to tie Trump to foreign campaign help, the WSJ unearthed an accusatory factoid. Revolving around perfectly legal campaign contributions from the efforts of volunteers on his finance committee, it’s just another ploy to discredit him. Some individual Chinese US citizens gave $500,000 and “poof” – Trump now works for the Chinese. Brad Johnson, former Senior CIA Operative and President of Americans for Intelligence Reform, explains why the WSJ presented a “Nothing Burger” for public consumption.

 

 


Brad Johnson July 2 of 2020
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and there’s now I think the latest enemy
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propaganda in US media is claiming that
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Trump received a large donation to his
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campaign from a source that would
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certainly not appear to have benefited
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by it what’s the story on that yeah and
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this is the Wall Street Journal this is
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kind of a the same pattern of
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manipulation of information that we’re
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seeing come out of the left all up
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newspapers like the Times and Wall
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Street Journal and and Washington Post
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and these sorts of things Wall Street
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does have some conservatives in the
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editorial but they spend most of their
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time in liberal land for their reporting
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it’s certainly not a conservative
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newspaper like it was at one point in
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the past so Wall Street reports that
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there was there are individuals and
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groups as how they put it but it
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basically leads back to three people to
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our Chinese descent but US citizens the
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third was same Chinese descent but a
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u.s. resident so he did have status here
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who combined provided about half a
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million dollars to the Trump campaign
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and what the Wall Street’s claiming is
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is they did this in order to gain access
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to the to the Trump campaign now just so
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everybody knows for these campaigns and
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things there’s a lot of people that are
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then hangers-on is too much of a
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negative connotation but there are
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people that are supportive of the
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president and the president has many
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committees and things like that
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everybody does this that are related to
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the campaign like for example the
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presidential finance committee now that
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is a bunch of people they don’t work for
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the president they but they want to help
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the president get elected and so on the
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financial committee what they do is they
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all go in and they make phone calls to
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their friends and go hey come on in and
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give some money to the you know the
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president’s campaign we need to get him
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reelected so there’s a lot of committees
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like that where people will come in who
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are big donors and say what’s important
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to them
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there you know they go to these advisory
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committee meetings and these are you
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know they’re not significant in that
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they have great influence over the
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president United States these are all
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parts of campaign activities and those
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people that are large donors you you
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want them to feel that they’re part of
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the organization in the sense that they
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have some input and that’s what these
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events are so these donors apparently at
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least one of them was invited to an
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event like that where they can go the
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president’s not there he doesn’t meet
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them but he gets to talk and to the you
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know somebody some representative out of
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the campaign and they express their
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views on what’s important in the world
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not important in the world that sort of
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thing so standard operating procedures
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that’s how campaigns do business that’s
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all part of it and so the fact that
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these guys gave money they were entitled
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to make donations the donations weren’t
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illegal there’s nothing wrong with any
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of this this is standard now procedures
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for the left they find some little
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nugget like this and go you know this is
03:12
proof that President Trump is now
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working for not only the Russians but
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the Chinese they bother away in complete
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nonsense and if there was any sort of
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truth or even-handedness or journalism
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taking place it’s only here and never on
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on mainstream media anymore and just
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think back to Clinton Clinton in those
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days actually had representatives of the
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Chinese Communist Party in California
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making big donations millions of dollars
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into his campaign over which people were
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indicted and indicted after he was
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president so I mean it was absolute
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conclusive some of those guys fled the
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country to go back to China to hide from
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us justice and never to be heard from
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again and there’s a guy Chinese guy
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thinks still sitting in jail today out
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of all of this he may be out by now but
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you know absolute proof criminal
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convictions that the Clinton campaign
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was involved in here this is nothing
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weird or nothing it’s the same old stuff
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as I’ve said on other occasions this is
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the absolute nonsense that the left has
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has sunk to that they just have this
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unending criticism of President Trump
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and they have to since there’s no real
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reasons to do it they have to come up
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with something and this is exactly that
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it’s just another occasion where they’ve
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come up with nonsense that they can
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twist and manipulate and only present
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part of the truth in order to criticize
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President Trump and it’s an unfortunate
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thing where the Wall Street Journal is
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no longer the newspaper that it was I
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hate to see this thing come out of there
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I hope some of the people that that
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write the op-eds and things for The Wall
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Street Journal will fight back a little
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bit on this and point out some of the
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inaccuracies and point out some of the
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history of how the Chinese have
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supported Democratic campaigns and how
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this is not like that but time will tell
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there are some conservatives as I said
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that do you speak out in the Wall Street
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in the commentaries and the op-eds
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and by the way I’ve submitted to the
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Wall Street Journal they don’t like my
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stuff so you know they’re not willing to
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put things like that so although I
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probably don’t write to the skill level
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of a lot of the guys that they have down
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there it’s still one of those things
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where they’re just not interested in
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reporting old stories anymore you just
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don’t see it they pick they’re a little
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bit instead of convenient for them and
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that’s what they go with so a pity but
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this is another nothing burger it’s not
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going to go anywhere it’s all going to
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fizzle out it’s going to be in the in
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the reporting for three or four days but
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that’s the operating tempo that they’re
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working at every three or four or five
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days Democrats want to come out with
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something doesn’t matter what it is to
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the light sheet steel to get some little
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bit that they can criticize Trump with
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and that’s the operating tempo that
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they’re working at that they’re going to
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try to maintain through November well I
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understand that they’re their new motto
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is hey at least we’re not CNN thank you
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very much Fred all right thank you
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you
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