By JD Heyes
Long before Donald Trump had declared himself a candidate for president, there was a “Deep State” which operated far outside the mainstream of America, in the shadows.
Members of the Deep State include the Pravda media, U.S. intelligence agencies, and federal law enforcement, all of which sort of lay down the law to Congress and incoming presidents that things are done a certain way in Washington, D.C., and the world, and anyone who tries to stray outside of established parameters gets crushed.
Few Americans were previously aware of such an entity, and with good reason: No one attempted to cross the Deep State, leaving its members free to continue operating in the shadows, pulling strings behind the scenes and calling the shots.
That was before Trump came on the scene.
Right away the Deep State saw him as different. Uncontrollable. Outside the mainstream.
He was self-funding his own candidacy. He wasn’t beholden to anyone. He wasn’t a ‘regular’ candidate, which means he was never the “establishment’s choice.”
Fearful of what he might do if he actually won, the Deep State launched an operation to derail his candidacy so that they could ‘anoint’ Hillary Clinton, a card-carrying member of the establishment “club” who knew the Deep State’s rules.
Shocked by her inability to defeat him, the Deep State then launched an “insurance policy” — an operation aimed at undermining POTUS Trump’s administration by taking away as much of his ability to govern the country as possible. The objectives were to sow division among the people by casting as much doubt as possible about the legitimacy of his victory. That effort continues today in the form of special counsel Robert Mueller’s “witch hunt” investigation and efforts by former Deep State operatives to continue spreading false narratives.
Now, Trump finds himself in the middle of a ‘war,’ so to speak, with a Deep State that abhors him — and fears him — as he works to dismantle their grip on power.
He knows he has to win this battle
In an interview with Fox & Friends co-host Steve Doocy last week, Trump made it clear exactly who and what he is up against.
“I beat Clinton dynasty. I beat Bush dynasty, and now, I guess, hopefully I’m in the process of beating very dishonest intelligence,” he said.
While he’s never going to be portrayed fairly by the Pravda media, in his interview Trump opined that he is very popular among rank-and-file FBI personnel, and by extension, rank-and-file intelligence community personnel, all of whom he has praised effusively.
The biggest problem has been with ranking members of the intelligence and federal law enforcement agencies — careerists who had hitched their wagon to Hillary Clinton because they’ve lived in the D.C. Swamp for so long they don’t know any other way. (Related: CONFIRMED: Barack Obama was running the entire Spygate operation that violated federal law to spy on Trump campaign officials.)
“[W]hat they did was incredible and a real insult to millions of people that voted in that election on both sides,” Trump said of the Deep State plot to undermine him, as Breitbart News reported.
In discussing the conclusion reached by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz in his report last week, which found fault with the FBI’s investigation into Hillary’s email scandal — that there was “no political bias” — the president was incredulous. It was obvious from texts exchanged between ranking agents and others working on the case that they were in it to clear Clinton so that she would be free to ‘beat Trump.’
But overall the discussion made it clear that Trump realizes fully he’s in a battle to save his presidency from forces in the media and the federal government who don’t accept his victory and will never accept his presidency.
It’s a ‘war’ he knows he has to win.
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J.D. Heyes is editor of The National Sentinel and a senior writer for Natural News and News Target.