Deep State Targets Trump
February 17, 2017 "Information
- When Gen. Michael Flynn was forced to resign
as national security adviser, Bill Kristol
purred his satisfaction, “If it comes to it,
prefer the deep state to the Trump state.”
Kristol, the permanent regime, not the elected
president and his government, is the real
defender and rightful repository of our
Yet it was this regime, the deep state, that
carried out what Eli Lake of Bloomberg calls “The
Political Assassination of Michael Flynn.”
what were Flynn’s offenses?
December, when Barack Obama expelled 35 Russian
diplomats, Flynn spoke to the Russian
ambassador. He apparently counseled the envoy
not to overreact, saying a new team would be in
place in a few weeks and would review
neither illegal nor improper,” writes Lake.
Vladimir Putin swiftly declared that there would
be no reciprocal expulsions and U.S. diplomats
and their families would be welcome at the
Kremlin’s Christmas and New Year’s parties.
Diplomatic crisis averted. “Great move … (by V.
Putin),” tweeted Trump, “I always knew he was
apparently, this did not sit well with the deep
when Vice President Pence told a TV show that
Flynn told him that sanctions did not come up in
conversation with the Russian ambassador, a
transcript of Flynn’s call was produced from
recordings by intelligence agencies, and its
contents leaked to The Washington Post.
seeing the transcript, the White House concluded
that Flynn had misled Pence, mutual trust was
gone, and Flynn must go.
good soldier, Flynn took the bullet.
real crime here, however, is not that the
incoming national security adviser spoke with a
Russian diplomat seeking guidance on the future
president’s thinking. The real crime is the
criminal conspiracy inside the deep state to
transcribe the private conversation of a U.S.
citizen and leak it to press collaborators to
destroy a political career.
is what police states do,” writes Lake.
deep state is after larger game than General
Flynn. It is out to bring down President Trump
and abort any move to effect the sort of
rapprochement with Russia that Ronald Reagan
deep state is deeply committed to Cold War II.
suddenly, we read reports of a Russian spy ship
off the Connecticut, Delaware and Virginia
coasts, of Russian jets buzzing a U.S. warship
in the Black Sea, and Russian violations of
Reagan’s INF treaty outlawing intermediate-range
missiles in Europe.
Purpose: Stampede the White House into
abandoning any idea of a detente with Russia.
And it appears to be working. At a White House
briefing Tuesday, Sean Spicer said, “President
Trump has made it very clear that he expects the
Russian government to … return Crimea.”
White House serious?
could no more survive returning Crimea to
Ukraine than Bibi Netanyahu could survive giving
East Jerusalem back to Jordan.
does the deep state go about its work? We have
seen a classic example with Flynn. The
intelligence and investigative arms of the
regime dig up dirt, and then move it to their
Fourth Estate collaborators, who enjoy First
Amendment immunity to get it out.
violating their oaths and breaking the law,
bureaucratic saboteurs are hailed as
“whistleblowers” while the journalists who
receive the fruits of their felonies put in for
Russians hacked into the DNC and John Podesta’s
computer during the campaign, and, more
seriously, if Trump aides colluded in any such
scheme, it should be investigated.
should not stop there. Those in the FBI, Justice
Department and intelligence agencies who were
complicit in a conspiracy to leak the contents
of Flynn’s private conversations in order to
bring down the national security adviser should
be exposed and prosecuted.
independent counsel should be appointed by the
attorney general and a grand jury impaneled to
investigate what Trump himself rightly calls
“criminal” misconduct in the security agencies.
interfering in elections, how clean are our
CIA has a storied history of interfering in
elections. In the late ’40s, we shoveled cash
into France and Italy after World War II to
defeat the Communists who had been part of the
wartime resistance to the Nazis and Fascists.
succeeded. But we continued these practices
after the Cold War ended. In this century, our
National Endowment for Democracy, which dates to
the Reagan era, has backed “color revolutions”
and “regime change” in nations across what
Russia regards as her “near abroad.”
continued existence appears a contradiction of
Trump’s inaugural declaration: “We do not seek
to impose our way of life on anyone.”
president and GOP should get out front here. Let
Congress investigate Russia meddling in our
election. And let a special prosecutor run down,
root out, expose and indict those in the
investigative and intel agencies who used their
custody of America’s secrets, in collusion with
press collaborators, to take down Trump
appointees who are on their enemies lists.
put NED down.