‘Thank God for the deep state’: Former CIA director praises efforts to oust Trump

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With impeachment driving the news cycle this week amid the Democrat-led House voting along party lines on a procedures resolution, former acting CIA Director John E. McLaughlin offered up a chilling take on a political party attempting to unseat a duly-elected president.

“Thank God for the ‘deep state,'” the former spy chief said on Wednesday.

McLaughlin was responding to Margaret Brennan, the host of CBS News’ “Face the Nation,” almost gleefully noting the whistleblower, reportedly a CIA agent assigned to the White House, was a member of the intelligence community.

“Now the impeachment inquiry is underway, sparked by a complaint from someone within the intelligence community. It feeds the president’s concern — and often used term — about a ‘deep state’ being there to take him out,” she said, to set McLaughlin up.


Justifying his praise of the “deep state,” McLaughlin said the “parade” of bureaucrats and members of the intelligence community coming forward “are doing their duty or responding to a higher call.”

That calling being to undo the 2016 election, of course.

Following a script often seen from the Democratic Party, McLaughlin spoke about a moral calling to further justify what amounts to spying on the president from within.

“With all of the people who knew what was going on here, it took an intelligence officer to step forward and say something about it, which was the trigger that unleashed everything else,” McLaughlin said. “This is the institution in the U.S. government, that with all of its flaws — and it makes mistakes — is institutionally committed to objectivity and to telling the truth … Its whole job is to speak the truth. It’s engraved in marble in the lobby.”

McLaughlin was joined by former CIA Director John Brennan in a panel discussion on impeachment — amid swirling rumors that the Ukraine whistleblower is one of Brennan’s “old CIA humps detailed over to — planted inside — the White House to spy on Trump,” Brennan just issued a clarion call for members of the intelligence community to come forward.

Now an NBC analyst and fierce Trump critic, Brennan continues to encourage others to essentially spy on the administration.

Doing so under the auspices of doing their “duty.”

“I’m just pleased every day that my former colleagues in the intelligence community continue to do their duties,” he said Wednesday.

With the likes of Brennan and former FBI director James Comey heading up crucial intelligence agencies while Trump’s campaign was being spied on, and with disgraced former bureau agents like Peter Strzok and his mistress, ex-FBI lawyer Lisa Page being involved, it goes without saying that when it comes to President Trump, there are some unfriendly elements within the U.S. intelligence apparatus.

Fox News’ Tucker Carlson nailed on Thursday in commenting on McLaughlin’s effort to encourage “bureaucrats here in Washington to continue to subvert elected officials — the ones they work for.”

“Is there anything that could shake the public’s faith in its government more than former CIA — of all agencies, CIA  — officials saying things like that?” Carlson asked. “Telling us that subverting the will of voters is a higher call. Higher, apparently, than democracy itself.”

Perhaps, the politicization of the intelligence community, as appears to be the case under former President Barack Obama?


And while this cabal is fully backed by much of the media, social media users are on to what amounts to the greatest spy novel ever written.

Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:


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