There have often been reports of government employees working behind the scenes to disrupt President Trump’s agenda.
For example, “dozens and dozens” of members of the “Resistance” are doing their best to bring Trump down.
Op-eds by anonymous sources only serve to exacerbate the situation.
Fox News’ Sean Hannity says major breaking news on the “Deep State” will fill the headlines this week.
Hannity announced, “There is huge breaking news this week about the Deep State, let me put it this way. The dam is breaking. It’s going to be a massive breaking news week.”
In case you’re unaware of what the “Deep State” is…
From The Nation:
“We see the government of God over the world is hidden,” Francis Bacon wrote in 1605, describing the deepest of deep states: the lord’s reign over us, which Bacon thought a good model for earthly rule. “Obscure and invisible” was how Bacon thought government worked best, and King James I agreed, instructing, in 1624, a too inquisitive subject that none shall “meddle with anything concerning our Government, or deep Matters of State.”
Until recently, the phrase “deep state” had been mostly consigned to the bowels of the conspiratorial deep web, but over the past few weeks, since Donald Trump decided to take his fight with the intelligence community public, it has witnessed a remarkable florescence. The “deep state” apparently has Trump in its sights, at least according to former NSA intelligence analyst John Schindler, who tweeted that a friend in the “intelligence community” told him that Trump “will die in jail.”
What is the “deep state”? The New York Times has given us an explainer on the concept, which doesn’t explain much. Things are bad, but not as bad as Turkey or Egypt, the Times says, which really do have deep states; and besides, leaks from the deep state will save us from the deep state.
After the New York Times published an op-ed hit piece on President Trump by an “anonymous source” who is supposed to be a senior official at the White House, rumors started flying.
Was Vice President Mike Pence behind it? Secretary of State Mike Pompeo?
In the hours after the New York Times published the anonymous Op-Ed from “a senior official in the Trump administration” trashing the president (“I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration”), two senior administration officials reached out to Axios to say the author stole the words right out of their mouths.
“I find the reaction to the NYT op-ed fascinating — that people seem so shocked that there is a resistance from the inside,” one senior official said. “A lot of us [were] wishing we’d been the writer, I suspect … I hope he [Trump] knows — maybe he does? — that there are dozens and dozens of us.”
Several senior White House officials have described their roles to us as saving America and the world from this president.
A good number of current White House officials have privately admitted to us they consider Trump unstable, and at times dangerously slow. But the really deep concern and contempt, from our experience, has been at the agencies — and particularly in the foreign policy arena.
Is it possible many of the “deep staters,” if you will, are hiding inside the State Dept.?
Here are Pompeo’s thoughts:
From Daily Caller:
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday denied being the author of an anonymous op-ed in The New York Times proclaiming the existence of a cabal of administration insiders who are secretly working to thwart President Donald Trump and his agenda.
“I come from a place where if you’re not in a position to execute the commander’s intent, you have a singular option, that is to leave,” Pompeo said at a press conference in India, according to Fox News. “And this person instead, according to the New York Times, chose not only to stay but to undermine what President Trump and this administration are trying to do.”
Pompeo went on to criticize the media for what he said was a coordinated campaign to attack Trump.
“I have to tell you, I just find the media’s efforts in this regard to undermine this administration incredibly disturbing,” he said.
— Fox News (@FoxNews) September 6, 2018