Opinion Oliver North and the Creation of Donald Trump

17:40  08 may  2018
17:40  08 may  2018 Source:   nymag.com

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  Trump suggests meeting Kim Jong Un at Peace House - tweet <p>U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday suggested his planned meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un take place at the Peace House on the border between North and South Korea, the same site as Kim's historic meeting last week with the South Korean president.</p>"Numerous countries are being considered for the MEETING, but would Peace House/Freedom House, on the Border of North & South Korea, be a more Representative, Important and Lasting site than a third party country? Just asking!" Trump said on Twitter.

“ Donald Trump is America’s back mole,” Oliver said. “It may have seemed harmless a year ago, but now that it’s gotten frighteningly bigger, it’s no longer wise to ignore it.” No, Donald Trump Doesn't Get Credit for Peace Talks Between North and South Korea.

Reactions to Donald Trump 's victory have oscillated between ‘the world is coming to an end’ and ‘everything might be okay if we just get drunk and stay drunk for the foreseeable future’. But John Oliver , host of HBO’s US show, Last Week Tonight

a group of people drinking wine at a restaurant: Oliver L. North [Misc.] © Steve Liss/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Oliver L. North [Misc.]

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Three decades ago, Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North took the Fifth Amendment in a private Senate hearing on the Iran-Contra scandal. North had carried out a scheme to violate the law and funnel arms to anti-communist guerrillas in Nicaragua. Conservatives rallied to North’s defense, insisting the law barely mattered in comparison to the noble intentions North was following. “It is not whether some technical laws were broken, but whether we stop communism in Central America,” argued White House communications director Pat Buchanan.

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Last Week Tonight host John Oliver has emerged as one of the leading anti- Donald Trump personalities in the entire media landscape, with his biting critiques often shared, discussed, and debated in the mainstream press.

Now, obviously the creation of such a program raises the possibility that this effort could be used to create an intelligence apparatus to justify the Trump Administration’s political agenda. JS : Oliver North appears all the time on Donald Trump ’s favorite TV network, Fox News, and he’s viewed as an

By the following summer, when North — having been granted immunity — testified before Congress and unabashedly defended his illegal acts, he had grown into a conservative folk hero. The frenzy on the right he attracted propelled a career as a right-wing celebrity, politician, and now, the next president of the National Rifle Association.

The North saga prefigured many things, large and small, about conservative politics in the present moment. It reveals the naïveté of the common belief that President Trump would never dare to take the Fifth Amendment in the Russia investigation, or that doing so would carry an unbearable political price. Of course Trump’s base would tolerate, or even celebrate, his refusal to testify. Conservatives rallied to North’s defense because he was on their side, next to which the breaking of “technical laws” was a trifling concern. Trump can count on he same reflexive defense. It hardly even matters at this point that the heroic lawbreaker is now being persecuted for the allegedly higher cause of working with, rather than against, the Russians.

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  NRA To Name Oliver North As President Of Influential Gun Lobby Oliver North is poised to become president of the National Rifle Association "within a few weeks", the gun rights group announced Monday. The process to name North as the NRA’s president was initiated Monday morning by the group’s board of directors.A retired Marine lieutenant colonel, North was convicted on three felony counts related to the Iran-contra affair during the Reagan administration, but the case was later dropped in federal court.North went on to become a bestselling author and currently serves as a host on Fox News, a post from which he is expected to retire “effective immediately”.Lt.

Donald Trump is wildly unpopular with coastal elites, but few despise him as feverishly as the Hollywood Brigades, led by Meryl Streep, and the late night comedian squadrons, headed by The Tonight Show’s Stephen Colbert, The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah, and Last Week Tonight’s John Oliver .

When it comes to the Iran–Contra affair, you may think Oliver North , but it was private citizen, land developer, Donald Trump , that supplied the funding that purchased the ammunition to give to Iran, a known enemy of the United States.

North was the 1980s version of a long line of right-wing populist heroes. Father Charles Coughlin, Douglas MacArthur, Joe McCarthy, George Wallace, Oliver North, Sarah Palin, and Donald Trump all filled a similar niche in the political culture. A plain-speaking demagogue electrified the right-wing faithful by forcefully defending their values and lashing out at their enemies.

That the demagogue runs afoul of the establishment, usually including the leadership of the Republican party, forms a key element of his or her appeal. North eventually became so erratic and dangerous that Republican leaders denounced him. By the time North ran for Senate in Virginia in 1994, Ronald Reagan himself attacked his former aide. When North won the nomination anyway, his critics launched an independent Republican candidacy of the sort Never Trumpers attempted to organize in 2016, and which won the endorsement of Republican John Warner, the state’s other senator.

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Blackwater founder Erik Prince, ex-CIA officer John R. Maguire, and Iran-Contra linchpin Oliver North have been shopping a proposal to President Trump 's White House and CIA Director Mike Pompeo to create a private global network of expendable spies that would report directly to Trump and Pompeo

scandal star Oliver North , envisions the creation of a network of private spies reporting directly to CIA Director Mike Pompeo and President Donald Trump . It also includes the creation of a rendition unit tasked with capture terror suspects worldwide. The White House and the National Security

As the Republican party has moved inexorably right over the decades, the restraining power of its mainstream wing has withered. John Warner, who fought a series of proxy struggles with North for control of the Republican party in Virginia, has become so marginalized within his party that he can now be seen endorsing Democrats like Mark Warner (no relation) and Hillary Clinton.

North-like candidates now pop up everywhere. Greg Gianforte assaulted a reporter, lied about it, and was quickly rewarded by his state’s voters with another term in Congress. Roy Moore violated repeated court orders, sexually assaulted a series of young girls, and won his party’s nomination anyway, and came close to winning a Senate seat. Mining baron Don Blankenship, released from prison for ignoring mine safety laws and allowing 29 of his employees to die, is following the same model in West Virginia. For all these candidates, violating the law and attracting the opprobrium of the liberal elites or feckless party leaders proves their merit. The disqualification is the qualification.

We have come to think of Donald Trump’s nomination as a cosmic fluke, the Brownian-motion result of a massive field of candidates knocking each other out of the way like billiard balls, leaving Trump standing alone. Chance certainly played a role in his election. Yet another way to think of his election is that the party’s climate has grown increasingly hospitable to the demagogues who come along regularly to enthrall the right. The Norths, Palins, and McCarthys have gotten progressively harder to oppose. It was simply a matter of time until one of them actually attained the presidency.

Wasserman Schultz blasts NRA, calls it 'just shy of terrorist organization' .
<p>Her comment came after NRA President Oliver North said the survivors of the Parkland High School shooting are participating in “civil terrorism.”</p>Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz on Tuesday called the National Rifle Association “just shy of a terrorist organization.

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