Democrats and liberals in media have scoffed at the idea of the deep state. But a recent tweet by former CIA director John Brennan is proof that it’s real. After the firing of Andrew McCabe, Brennan tweeted this:
Former Obama ambassador to the UN Samantha Power followed up with this tweet:
Make no mistake. These are high ranking players in Washington, DC and they are threatening President Trump.
Law Professor William Jacobson writes at Legal Insurrection:
With all the outrage over Trump’s tweets or statements or actions, I’ve yet to see a single Trump personality trait or modus operandi that was not fully exposed and litigated during the campaign. Trump won the election with full personality disclosure. So when people claim outrage over this Trump tweet or that, I mostly don’t care.
I also don’t care about the continued smoke blowing about supposed Russia collusion. At such point as someone shows me the fire, I’ll worry about it, but the smoke is just part of the attempt to delegitimize the election.
What I do care about is the intense anti-democratic (small “d”) nature of The Resistance in favor of a permanent espionage state which exploits its information for political purposes…
This is chilling stuff. Our intelligence services scoop up an incredible amount of information about all of us. There are limits on how it is supposed to be used, but when the former Director of the CIA suggests that there is undisclosed information about a President, it’s an abuse of power and a not-so-veiled threat.
The power players in Washington don’t care that the American people elected Trump president. They care about maintaining their power. They’re not even trying to hide it anymore.