If you have been watching the impeachment inquiry of President Donald J. Trump, then you surely can agree with his assessment that those who are trying to tear him down are a bunch of “career diplomats” and “never-Trumper” eliminates of the “Deep State.”
Now, a former high-ranking official has come forward saying not only does the “Deep State” exist – he “thank God” that it does!
His name is John McLaughlin. He is a self-described “career intelligence officer,” who was appointed Deputy Director of Central Intelligence by Bill Clinton and later Acting Director by George W. Bush, so you would think, that he should be above partisan politics, as most “career intelligence officers” purport to be.
However, at a recent gathering hosted by George Mason University, flanked by fellow “swamp dwellers” Andrew McCabe and John Brennan, McLaughlin let it be known that when it comes to impeaching Donald Trump, he’s all in on whatever it takes to get the job done.
In fact, McLaughlin went so far as to give thanks to the Lord above, for the unelected bureaucrats who have slithered out from the shadows, to give testimony in Adam Schiff’s kangaroo court.
At the meeting, when asked by a CBS reporter about whether the intelligence officers testifying against the President might lend credence to Trump’s assertions that he’s the target of a Deep State conspiracy to remove him from office, McLaughlin responded by saying, “Well, you know, thank God for the Deep State.”
He went on to praise the intelligence community. “This is the institution within the U.S. government — that with all of its flaws, and it makes mistakes — is institutionally committed to objectivity and telling the truth,” McLaughlin said.
“It is one of the few institutions in Washington that is not in a chain of command that makes or implements policy. Its whole job is to speak the truth — it’s engraved in marble in the lobby,” the former acting CIA Director concluded.
It’s rather ironic that McLaughlin talked about truth while seated next to John Brennan, who brazenly lied to Congress while under oath about the CIA’s surveillance of Senate staffers, and later had his security clearance revoked by the Trump administration for accusing the President of being a Russian asset.
But what you should find really disturbing is the implications of his statements, and the disdain for American democracy laced within them. By praising the “Deep State,” he’s in effect saying, “Never mind that business about governments deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. If we don’t happen to like the results of that consent, we’ll just toss the whole thing and make you start over.”