By Ken Klien
Not since Abraham Lincoln, John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan has any president resisted the deep state until Donald Trump was elected. He has become an enormous irritant and resistant to the globalists, and his presidency has become an interruption and frustration to the momentum of globalization. Globalists in the halls of Congress are either consciously (or subconsciously stemming from sheer hatred of the President) following a historical strategy for political control: impeach the President or strip his powers and discredit him.
Some have likened President Trump to President Andrew Johnson, the first U.S. President to be impeached. Similarities can be easily drawn. Both men share bombastic personalities, found few friends in the press and developed enemies within their own parties.
Both Presidents also served over a nation divided by politics and wrestling with the direction of America. Johnson emerged to the presidency after the assignation of President Lincoln with a country reeling from a civil war and engaged in bitter debate over the Reconstruction. Trump emerged as a dark horse unexpectedly winning the presidency after a bitter election and is presiding over a divided nation split on whether to “Make America Great Again” or succumb to the growing push toward globalism and bow to the United Nations.
In both instances, the impeachment of President Johnson and the threat of impeachment of Trump veil dangerous political power grabs by the legislative branch.
In 1959, historical author Milton Lomask contended that the impeachment of President Johnson was not only about the Reconstruction, but something more sinister. In his piece, “When Congress Tried to Rule” published in American Heritage Magazine, Lomask wrote, “The real issue ceased to be who was to control Reconstruction, the Congress or the Executive. The issue had become who was to control the government.”
As Lomask noted, after the 1866 mid-term elections Johnson’s vetoes were consistently overrided by the Radical Republican majority who essentially replaced his (and Lincoln’s) plan for the Reconstruction with their own version. “They were looking beyond immediate issues to the reconstruction of the American form of government,” Lomask wrote. He pointed to a diary entry by Gideon Welles, both Lincoln’s and Johnson’s Secretary of the Navy. “It is evident,” Welles wrote, “that the Radicals in Congress are in a conspiracy to overthrow not only the President but the government.”
Under the leadership of the Radical Republicans, the 39th Congress passed a series of laws aimed at eroding presidential power and discrediting an already unpopular president. These included the Tenure of Office Act which prohibited then President Johnson’s ability to fire members of his own cabinet without Senate approval. That very act was the cornerstone of Johnson’s impeachment.
Johnson survived conviction in the Senate by a narrow margin. Had the Radical Republicans’ efforts succeeded, Lomask concluded, the result would be “a gradual erosion of the federal system and its replacement by something akin to the parliamentary system of Great Britain, a system in which Congress would rule supreme—with the executive and, in time, the judiciary as satellites.”
Since 2017, there has been a bipartisan movement in Congress to chip away the powers of the executive branch and stymie the authority of the Commander in Chief and Leader of the Free World. Bipartisan legislation prohibiting the President from withdrawing from NATO without Senate approval, hearings on the President’s authority to use nuclear weapons, and a resolution that any agreement between President Trump and Vladimir Putin must have congressional approval are just a few examples of attempts by the legislative branch to hijack foreign policy. Legislation by the House and Senate has also been introduced requiring congressional approval of tariffs pertaining to national security, repealing Trump’s travel ban and imposing limits on the President’s emergency powers on immigration. Congress even invoked the War Powers Act for the first time in a bill to end involvement in Yemen.
In attempts to discredit or embarrass the President, Congress has also introduced resolutions limiting the President’s power to pardon and legislation to force the public display of his tax returns. Violation of HR 2027 introduced by Rep. Adriano Espaillat (D-NY) which requires the President to place any financial conflicts of interest into a blind trust constitutes “a high crime and misdemeanor.” The first resolution on the impeachment of President Trump was introduced on January 3rd, the very day the 116th Congress convened.
Trump was elected to “Make America Great Again” which necessitates restoring and preserving America’s eminence on the world stage. Reducing the office of the presidency is a guise designed to reduce America’s authority and independence and hand it over on a congressional silver platter to the United Nations.
Ken Klein bio: In the mid 1960’s after a colorful collegiate career, Ken Klein found himself on the playing field with both the San Francisco Forty-Niners and the Houston Oilers. However, his playing days as a pro would be cut short by a devastating injury. Henceforward his whole pathway was redirected. Looking back at the wake of his life, he has produced twenty-one documentary films, written and published four books with two additional manuscripts waiting publication, and two films scheduled for production in 2020. He also was senior pastor of three churches and raised a family of three sons. Together with his wife, Jan of forty-five years, they have seven grandchildren. His many years of researching films, writing scripts, and with great appetite for ancient prophetic texts, he has gained the high ground of a rarefied panoramic glimpse of world history and what lies ahead for the future. Today he is one of a handful of people who truly understand the nature, history, and prophetic reality of the Deep State. Ken has appeared on hundreds of radio programs and TV shows across the country. His most recent book was released in February of this year – “The Deep State Prophecy and the Last Trump”. See Book Trailer for “The Deep State Prophecy And The Last Trump.