Is the Trump administration cracking down on financial corruption in DC?

On August 6, during a press conference, President Trump said, "So I have a lot of enemies out there.  This may be the last time you'll see me for a while.  A lot of very, very rich enemies, but they are not happy with what I'm doing.  But I figure we have one chance to do it, and no other president is going to do what I do."

The next day, when President Trump boarded Marine One, most of his staff members turned out to see him off, giving him the type of farewell one gives someone who will not come back soon or may never come back.  Trump is back at the White House now, as we know from the fact that there was just a shooting outside  it.  What in the world is going on?

Brian Cates, who tweets as @drawandstrike, has an interesting theory that I thought I would share with you:

Cates's analysis may be incorrect, but I include it here because of the underlying facts that give it credibility.  These facts are (1) Trump's and Giuliani's focus on corruption in Ukraine and the D.C. swamp; (2) Trump's cryptic statements about enemies; and (3) the wave of recent raids and massive asset seizures.

In the days of a real media, dedicated to ferreting out stories, this theory, all of which is based upon publicly available information, might have shown up in the New York Times.  Now, though, it remains to citizen-journalists to piece together related events and present the whole picture.

Image: President Trump returns to the White House, from the White House Flickr feed, public domain.

On August 6, during a press conference, President Trump said, "So I have a lot of enemies out there.  This may be the last time you'll see me for a while.  A lot of very, very rich enemies, but they are not happy with what I'm doing.  But I figure we have one chance to do it, and no other president is going to do what I do."

The next day, when President Trump boarded Marine One, most of his staff members turned out to see him off, giving him the type of farewell one gives someone who will not come back soon or may never come back.  Trump is back at the White House now, as we know from the fact that there was just a shooting outside  it.  What in the world is going on?

Brian Cates, who tweets as @drawandstrike, has an interesting theory that I thought I would share with you:

Cates's analysis may be incorrect, but I include it here because of the underlying facts that give it credibility.  These facts are (1) Trump's and Giuliani's focus on corruption in Ukraine and the D.C. swamp; (2) Trump's cryptic statements about enemies; and (3) the wave of recent raids and massive asset seizures.

In the days of a real media, dedicated to ferreting out stories, this theory, all of which is based upon publicly available information, might have shown up in the New York Times.  Now, though, it remains to citizen-journalists to piece together related events and present the whole picture.

Image: President Trump returns to the White House, from the White House Flickr feed, public domain.