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07/18/2018 / By JD Heyes
It appears as though the answer to the question, “Is the Deep State real?” has been answered.
Yes. And what’s more, a former CIA operative who is now an analyst for CNN has just called on it to get rid of President Donald Trump for daring to improve relations with a global great power armed to the teeth with nuclear weapons.
As reported by Breitbart News, Philip Mudd pondered aloud on Monday during an interview with network host Anderson Cooper whether the “shadow government” would now rise up in opposition to Trump following his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland.
Cooper began the exchange by noting that long-time Trump rival Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who has his own scandal-ridden past, was highly critical of the summit, alternately labeling it “pathetic” and “disgraceful” because he failed to publicly challenge Putin about Russia’s 2016 election interference (Trump said he addressed the issue in private, which is more appropriate diplomatically because it allows for greater openness between the parties).
Mudd said he agreed with McCain’s characterizations — liberals tend to agree with McCain when he’s critical of POTUS Trump — and noted: “…[B]ut you have to step back even a short time after this and say, what next?”
He noted that another #NeverTrump senator, Jeff Flake, R-Ariz, who is retiring this year, was also critical and so was Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., who ran against Trump in 2016 and has lately been moving away from him in terms of policy.
But then Mudd noted:
My question would be: When do members of the president’s inner circle say, ‘Look, we have an overseas dilemma where you are portraying us, in terms of the American government, as worse than a tyrant — that is, Vladimir Putin.’
Secretary of Homeland Security came out with statements this week about continued Russian interference. This was not on Obama’s watch. That’s this week. FBI director continues the investigation. Department of Justice continues support for the investigation. Congress continues saying this investigation’s legitimate.
Curious point in American government: When do we see almost a shadow government come out and say “we cannot side with the government,” whether it’s the Cabinet or the Senate.
CNN analyst Philip Mudd chillingly raises prospect of a "shadow government," taking on President Trump following summit with Putin. pic.twitter.com/toEs9VDsve
— Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) July 16, 2018
Not only is that an unreasonable thing to say, it’s an irresponsible thing to say. What’s ironic is that while all of Trump’s critics are running around today crying “Treason! Traitor” — here we have a former CIA agent not only admitting that the “Deep State” is a real thing but calling on it to depose a duly-elected sitting president. (Related: Rand Paul DEFENDS POTUS Trump against hysterical, dishonest MEDIA: ‘Trump Derangement Syndrome’ is REAL!)
If that’s not treason and traitorous, then the words are meaningless.
Russia has been “meddling” in U.S. internal affairs for decades; before it was “Russia” it was the Soviet Union. America has been doing the same things to Russia.
If anyone knows without a doubt what kind of person Putin is and what his government has been up to, it’s President Trump. He gets daily intelligence briefs, so he knows what Russia is up to. And if he doesn’t, then that’s the intelligence community’s fault for not informing him (and if that’s the case, why not inform the president?).
But expecting Trump to smack Putin across the face and publicly shame him for “meddling” — for conducting great-power espionage to forward his country’s interests like we are doing — is not realistic. It’s unhinged. It’s madness.
Calling on the “shadow government” to ‘stop Trump’ from carrying out his own vision of American foreign policy (and remember, this is the candidate who ran on a “Make America Great Again” platform) is about as treasonous as it gets.
No one called for Hillary and Obama’s scalps after she handed the Russian foreign minister a misspelled “reset” button.
Read more about the Deep State at DeepState.news.
J.D. Heyes is also editor-in-chief of The National Sentinel.
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