The WND columnist whose investigative work first raised the possibility of the significant role of unrepentant former Weather Underground terrorist William Ayers in President Obama’s autobiography “Dreams from My Father” thinks he knows the author of the much-discussed new anonymous novel about the Obama White House.
Jack Cashill writes that James Bruno, a diplomat with the U.S. Department of State for 23 years, is likely behind “O.”
Cashill points to Bruno’s “knowledge of the White House, his friendship with the Secret Service, his novelistic ambitions” and the appearance in “O” of an unusual name he used in a 2006 novel.
Bruno, Cashilll explains, left government to write full-time. His Amazon biography says he “spent ample time at the White House and has worked shoulder-to-shoulder with the Secret Service on presidential security overseas.”
Cashill’s groundbreaking work on Obama’s autobiography, summarized here, makes the case that Ayers – dismissed by Obama during the 2008 campaign as just “a guy who lives in my neighborhood” – at the very least, shaped and refined “Dreams” with his exceptional writing skill and radical ideas.
His theory is backed by Christopher Andersen’s subsequent book “Barack and Michelle: Portrait of a Marriage,” which cites two sources in a six-page narrative that concludes Ayers’ “contribution to Barack’s ‘Dreams from My Father’ would be significant – so much so that the book’s language, oddly specific references, literary devices, and themes would bear a jarring similarity to Ayers’ own writing.”
Andersen wrote, “Thanks to help from the veteran writer Ayers, Barack would be able to submit a manuscript to his editors at Times Books.”
Cashill delves into his “Dreams” investigation in a new book scheduled for release Feb. 15, “Deconstructing Obama.”