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David Brock's Leaked Opposition Playbook Describes Trump Impeachment Strategy
Trump Conservative ^ | 02/01/2017 | Rufus Shinra

Posted on 02/01/2017 5:22:39 PM PST by Rufus Shinra

A leaked copy of David Brock's American Bridge opposition group's playbook has found its way to the public, and the strategies it contains describe what could easily be considered sedition at the least, and at worst outright treason against a democratically elected president by openly strategizing his impeachment.

David Brock was at the forefront of the conservative opposition group "Correct the Record", which was well known for hiring armies of online trolls to push false narratives about Donald Trump and attempting to demoralize his supporters, while at the same time collecting millions of dollars from wealthy Democrat donors.

Although Brock and his group had no shortage of funds during the election, they ultimately failed to have any significant impact on the outcome, causing some within his own party to "want nothing to do with him" and "wish he would just go away", fearing he is doing more harm to their goals than good.

Democrats know they need someone to lead them out of the wilderness. But, they say, that someone is not David Brock.

As David Brock attempts to position himself as a leader in rebuilding a demoralized Democratic Party in the age of Trump, many leading Democratic organizers and operatives are wishing the man would simply disappear.

Many in the party—Clinton loyalists, Obama veterans, and Bernie supporters alike—talk about the man not as a sought-after ally in the fight against Trumpism, but as a nuisance and a hanger-on, overseeing a colossal waste of cash. And former employees say that he has hurt the cause.

Emails found in Wikileak's release from the inbox of Clinton's campaign manager John Podesta appear to back up the claims that Brock is not very popular within his own party. Even Podesta described him as an unhinged narcissist and some of his efforts to avoid laws regarding coordination with the Clinton campaign as “shady.”

None of these failures has have prevented David Brock from reorganizing and starting a new Trump opposition group called American Bridge (which as per their leaked playbook has a budget of $13.4 million for 2017), whose goal is literally to "defeat Trump through impeachment" and "change the balance of power" by impacting congressional elections.


I suppose it's nice to know that if Brock's group fails at impeaching President Trump in the next 4 years, at least they have a backup plan of following democracy and attempting to beat him at the ballot box, rather than flat out stating a plan to eliminate him before that (wouldn't surprise me considering how many extreme leftists have suggested it).

It's one thing to develop slick strategies to influence narratives and public opinion, but it's another case entirely to call for overthrowing a democratically elected president through impeachment before he has even committed any acts that warrant such a extreme measure. The above page literally tells its readers that "we are in a state of emergency" due to Donald Trump holding office.

The entire playbook can be downloaded at this link (file size is 45.5mb). Fair warming, it is filled with an appalling amount of arrogance (contains highlighted blue boxes calling out their past achievements of driving conservatives out of the media) and dirty, underhanded strategies that basically amount to sedition with attempts at controlling public opinion narratives. In case you don't want to wade through the deceit contained in this playbook, here are some of the highlights from this abhorrent document.

The playbook describes how Media Matters, also founded by David Brock whose goal is "wage war" on conservative media, will target "right-wing propagandists" on social media and at the "highest levels of the government". At the bottom of page 13 the group actually takes credit for "pushing Roger Stone's bigotry off cable news". It talks about how top social media platforms like Google and Facebook will no longer go "without consequences" for hosting "fake news sites" (I guess that means most of the mainstream media has got to go).


What the document is referring to when it uses the term "fake news" are in fact "alt-right" news websites such as Breitbart, which is mentioned throughout the playbook. In essence, any conservative news or even news that isn't critical of President Trump, is considered fake in their opinion and must be stopped. In fact, page 10 of the document actually takes credit for forcing Facebook to "commit to fighting the rise of fake news".

Another shocking statement contained in American Bridge's playbook is their claim that they will hold accountable any news outlets for "even the slightest bit of normalization of Trump".


In other words, any media outlet that isn't constantly bashing Trump for any and all of his policies is not doing their jobs according to David Brock. His group is seeking to portray President Trump's acts as widely unpopular with his support coming from only a "fringe alt-right" portion of the country. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth, as a recent Rasmussen poll showed Trump's public approval at 59%.

During the election Breitbart News grew and became a formidable force in conservative media circles, often times effectively countering the negative narratives of the liberal mainstream press.

This playbook addresses Breitbart directly by including a section titled "The Antidote to Breitbart", which describes a sub-group of Brock's called ShareBlue. In the playbook's own words, Shareblue is described as a "digital attacker". In other words, an army of online trolls posting coordinated narratives against Trump on social media outlets.



If you notice an upswing in the amount of trolls, detractors, agitators and anti-Trump commenter's on social media outlets that all seem to be parroting a similar message (as I have noticed over the past week), it's likely they are either bots or people paid by David Brock's group. These paid commenter's are notorious for using strategies that imply they use to be Trump supporters, but claiming now he's "gone too far" and must be stopped, in attempts to demoralize real Trump supporters.

Fortunately for conservatives, the opposition groups to President Trump and his policies have only been successfully in further agitating protesters who already share their points of view anyways, and will never give this new administration a chance regardless of the facts.

It appears the Democrats and their allies are simply taking their failed strategies of the past and presenting them in a different manner, putting a new coat of paint on them while attempting to instill confidence in their compatriots. So when the mainstream news parrots yet another anti-Trump narrative, they can all give themselves a collective pat on the back for their perceived achievements.

What David Brock and his constituents fail to realize is that Trump's swift actions and following up on his promises to voters is more effective than any dirty underhanded strategies their addled brains can come up with.

KEYWORDS: 2018midterms; antitrump; davidbrock; dncstrategy; donaldtrump; impeachment; liberals; shareblue; trump
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These Trump opposition groups should realize that voters who support President Trump out of their own passion for their beliefs will ALWAYS overcome paid agitators or protesters.

Passion drives action, and is a more powerful catalyst to change than any playbook of dirty tricks the Dems can come up with. Individuals spreading the truth of Trump's love for America and convincing a single liberal friend to look beyond the mainstream media' narrative is more effective than a million paid online trolls.

Thankfully, the democrats are so delusional and lack any strong leadership that their opposition efforts will accomplish little more than cheerleading for the agitators already protesting President Trump's every move.

1 posted on 02/01/2017 5:22:39 PM PST by Rufus Shinra
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To: Rufus Shinra
Trump Impeachment Strategy


2 posted on 02/01/2017 5:24:38 PM PST by tomkat
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Nancy can’t wait to be Speaker again after the Mid terms , LOL

3 posted on 02/01/2017 5:25:17 PM PST by butlerweave
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A leaked copy of David Brock's American Bridge opposition group's playbook has found its way to the public ...

Belichik and Brady again?

4 posted on 02/01/2017 5:26:47 PM PST by x
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Brock’s IRS audit defense....

Draft #1 coming soon

5 posted on 02/01/2017 5:27:56 PM PST by ptsal
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Liberals really are the dumbest people on the planet..I am enjoying their demise I really am

6 posted on 02/01/2017 5:33:57 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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Impeachment is such a hard road. You have to first get the House on board with charges, and then you have to submit the evidence to the Senate and convince them to vote to impeach.

Good luck with that. It does seem a good way to divert lib money and time though.

7 posted on 02/01/2017 5:34:49 PM PST by lurk (TEat)
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First of's *very* difficult to imagine the Rat's making the huge gains in the House *or* the Senate next year that would be required to make impeachment even *remotely* plausible.
8 posted on 02/01/2017 5:41:39 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Deplorables' Lives Matter)
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Brock’s IRS audit defense....

Draft #1 coming soon

We need to start a pool on when THAT will happen....

9 posted on 02/01/2017 5:41:41 PM PST by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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I hope that this administration will not let this opportunity go to waste, like they did in 2006. Let the people know what the Democrats are planning, and refer to it often, both in Press briefings and on the floor in both the House and the Senate.If the American people know that there is a scheme in place to fool them, they will not be fooled.

10 posted on 02/01/2017 5:42:36 PM PST by jmcenanly ("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
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“...could easily be considered sedition at the least, and at worst outright treason against a democratically elected president...”

Action Note for week four of incumbency.

11 posted on 02/01/2017 5:44:37 PM PST by Postman (The Flies have finished defining BHO and HRC and will be moving on)
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As Gov Edgar said about Gov Blago: You got to be more subtle about it ... like I was.

12 posted on 02/01/2017 5:49:08 PM PST by spintreebob
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I believe part of their campaign is to push fake news to email lists. Lately i have been receiving daily news to my email from a couple different sources , yahoo for example. However I never subscribed to any of these. Upon reading the stories, they are full of fluff, but planted near the top are fake news stories about Trump. Knowing this is push propaganda, its going right to my spam filter.., however a lot of people are unaware and even if they don't read these every day, there is sure to be a subliminal effect of even seeing fake headlines for propaganda that otherwise before this campaign would only be pushed by actively by tuning in the opposition media channels.
13 posted on 02/01/2017 5:50:59 PM PST by seastay
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To: GOPJ; Jane Long; DollyCali; MinuteGal; jsanders2001; V K Lee; HarleyLady27; stephenjohnbanker; ...
Can you say kickback?

DAVID BROCK Money Laundering Scheme Exposed:
14 Pro-Clinton Super PACs & Non-Profits Implicated ^ | Sep 20, 2016 / FR Posted by Helicondelta

David Brock has 7 non-profits, 3 Super PACs, one 527-committee, one LLC, one joint fundraising committee, and one unregistered solicitor crammed into his office in Washington DC.

Uncovered records expose a constant flow of money between these organizations.

The Bonner Group, his professional solicitor, works off a commission. Every time money gets passed around, Bonner receives a 12.5% cut.

Follow the money: Say, for example, you donate $1,062,857 to Media Matters for America. This is how David Brock would have used your charitable donation in 2014:

1- Media Matters would receive your $1,062,857 donation The Bonner Group would earn a $132,857 commission Media Matters would retain $930,000

2- Next, Media Matters would give what’s left of your entire donation, $930,000, to the Franklin Education Forum The Bonner Group would ‘earn’ a $116,250 commission The Franklin Education Forum would retain $813,750

3- The Franklin Education Forum would then forward the remaining $813,750 to The Franklin Forum The Bonner Group would ‘earn’ a $101,718 commission The Franklin Forum would retain $712,031

In the end, Brock’s solicitor would have pocketed $350,825, almost a third of your initial donation! That’s a far cry from the advertised 12.5% commission....more at


It is also possible that the Brock cabal committed other federal and civil offenses including but not limited to:

<><> Title 18 U.S.C. §1341, Mail Fraud, 18 U.S.C.§1001, Presenting a False Document to an Agent of the US Government (involves several felonies and could include forgery);

<><> 18 U.S.C.§1027 False statements and concealment of facts in relation to documents required by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 and other possible offenses including civil and/or criminal RICO violations.

<><> 18 U.S.C. §§1961-68 (RICO Act)18 U.S.C. §1001 (making false Statements to Agents of the US Government),

<><> 18 U.S.C. §241(Conspiracies Against Civil Rights).

<><> Possibly full investigations crentering on RICO conspiracies under 18 U.S.C. §1962(c) could be warranted because (1) the persons (2) were employed by or associated with an enterprise (3) that engaged in or affected interstate commerce and that (4) the persons operated or managed the enterprise (5) through a "pattern" (6) of racketeering activity, and (7) the taxpayers were injured by reason of the "pattern" of racketeering activity.

<><> Alleged Offenses could include Violation of Title 18 U.S.C. §241 – Conspiracy Against Constitutional Rights – which prohibits in relevant part, “two or more persons (from conspiring) to injure, oppress, threaten, or intimidate any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him by the Constitution or laws of the United States, or because of his having so exercised the same . . .” See, 18 U.S.C. §241.

Taxpayers demand these agencies launch investigations of the Brock activities at once:

<><> FBI -- Wire Fraud Division

<><> IRS-Fraud Unit

<><> Department of Justice’s Office of the Inspector General,

<><> Department of Commerce’s Office of Inspector General.

<><> DOJ's Criminal Division-- Public Integrity Section

<><> DOJ Criminal Division--Organized Crime and Gang Section.



14 posted on 02/01/2017 5:52:53 PM PST by Liz
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15 posted on 02/01/2017 6:01:30 PM PST by Neidermeyer (Bill Clinton is a 5 star general in the WAR ON WOMEN and Hillary is his Goebbels.)
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Oh, yeah.......

16 posted on 02/01/2017 6:06:08 PM PST by Liz
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But, this crap ends up syndicated to places like your iPhone

17 posted on 02/01/2017 6:19:35 PM PST by Phil DiBasquette
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To: Rufus Shinra

I’m hoping #pizzagate leads to the downfall of Brock once and for all.

18 posted on 02/01/2017 6:22:52 PM PST by isom35
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To: Liz

Brock is ready to wage war against the President and the Justice Department. This won’t end up well for him.

19 posted on 02/01/2017 6:32:13 PM PST by ez ("Abashed the devil stood and felt how awful goodness is." - Milton)
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Go get em Liz!

20 posted on 02/01/2017 6:34:22 PM PST by SkyPilot ("I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." John 14:6)
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