Trump's Challenge In Asia Is His Economy At Home; China's Belt and Road Offers Path To A Solution

Nov. 5: President Donald Trump was pressed hard by Fox News interviewer Laura Ingraham Nov. 4 about demanding strategic access to China's financial markets, major trade concessions, confessions of "stealing intellectual property," and so on and so forth, when he meets with China's President Xi Jinping. Notably, Trump replied that he was not going to Asia to make those demands, because his great interest is in solving the nuclear crisis around North Korea, and because of his extremely good working relationship with President Xi.

Overnight Nov. 4, flying from Hawaii to Japan, President Trump confirmed he will have a third meeting with Russian President Putin, at the APEC summit in Da Nang, Vietnam.

As he has done since before his election, Trump is again defying the policy of London and Wall Street regarding China and Russia, and this is the reason those forces continue to deploy legal assassin Robert Mueller, and British intelligence, to try to force the President out of office.

Former Goldman Sachs chief and Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson represented all of Wall Street and the City of London in a Sunday Washington Post op-ed, demanding that with Xi, "Trump should be strategic and forceful in defense of America's industries of the future, particularly in the financial services," and should insist that China's financial markets open up to the investment bank/hedge fund model. On the same day The Times of London unleashed a long attack on Putin and Trump, claiming that it "is finally becoming clear" that both Brexit and Trump's election were interlinked products of the same, evil influence of "friends of Putin." (No doubt this is the source of the trans-Atlantic economies' 10 years of stagnation as well!)

Trump's crucial opposition to these imperial Rumpelstiltskins means that there is tremendous potential for "win-win" cooperation coming from his Asia trip.

His real challenge is understanding how great is the need of the United States economy — let alone those of Europe — for the benefits of joining in China's Belt and Road Initiative, and pursuing a new paradigm of mutually beneficial new infrastructure projects and scientific breakthroughs.

Trump went to Asia boasting about the U.S. stock markets and "2 million new jobs"; but American workers' real wages continue falling, 90% of those jobs are unproductive, and the American labor force is kept shrinking in an exploding epidemic of drug and alcohol addiction born of deindustrialization.

And in the wake of multiple hurricane and fire disasters, demands are coming forward for the immediate building of new protective infrastructure, mounting into the hundreds of billions of dollars in investments needed now. This, aside from being necessary to save lives and preserve economic productivity, is uniquely where productive, well-paid new employment will come from.

This was Trump's election signature, so far unattempted. The only actual new infrastructure launched in the hurricane-hit areas of the United States so far, is a new Texas coastal pipeline being financed by PowerChina. The lines of economic innovation which Wall Street claims Trump has to force down China's throat, are all being pursued fastest in China already, thanks to President Xi.

The single path to what Trump campaigned for, is through Glass-Steagall reinstatement and a "Hamiltonian" national credit bank as outlined by EIR founding editor Lyndon LaRouche, and through joining the "Belt and Road" policy.

This is worth fighting for; it includes shutting down Mueller's witchhunt, as members of Congress have begun to demand.

The above was originally published at LaRouchePAC.com on November 5, 2017. See also the following article from LaRouchePub.com -- JWS

Calls for Mueller To Step Down amidst Speculation He May Issue Another Indictment during Trump’s Asia Tour

Nov. 5, 2017 (EIRNS)—On Friday, Nov. 3, three GOP House members on the House Judiciary Committee, which has oversight over the FBI and Department of Justice, called for Robert Mueller’s resignation.

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), and co-sponsors Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) and Rep. Louis Gohmert (R-TX) introduced the resolution, citing his ties to the FBI and its role in an Obama-era decision having to do with Russia.

The case involved U.S. approval for Russia to buy a Canadian company, Uranium One, which controls American uranium reserves. A witness with knowledge of alleged bribery in the deal was investigated by the FBI for four years, and then forced to sign a nondisclosure agreement when Mueller was FBI director and then U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein, who this year as Deputy Attorney General appointed Mueller to his present position as special counsel. Later, the witness was threatened with legal action when the witness attempted to contact Congress and federal courts. Gaetz said these events were "deeply troubling," and that Mueller’s "impartiality is hopelessly compromised." Gaetz said Nov. 3 that Mueller "must step down immediately."

Will Mueller issue another indictment during Trump’s Asia trip? NBC News reports that Mueller "has enough evidence to indict Michael Flynn" and implies that he is about to. NBC claims "three sources familiar with the investigation." It says

"The investigators are speaking to multiple witnesses in coming days to gain more information surrounding Flynn’s lobbying work, including whether he laundered money or lied to federal agents about his overseas contacts."

Also leaked, is the possibility that Mueller will indict Flynn’s son, to pressure Flynn to "cooperate" against Trump.

Meanwhile House Speaker Paul Ryan appeared on CNN today and opposed any interference with Mueller.

"Let Mueller do his job, let the professionals do their work. We’re not going to interfere with his investigation. The investigation will take its course, and we will let it take its course,"

Ryan said.