deep state

Rod Rosenstein’s Coup Against President Trump

A real constitutional crisis is in the making, and it has nothing to do with the fantasy that Trump colluded with the Russians. It is time for Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein to be fired and Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s fishing expedition to end and constitutional order to be restored.

Will the Deep State Break Trump?

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

What is going on in this city is an American version of the "color revolutions" we have employed to dump over governments in places like Georgia and Ukraine. Goal: Break Trump's presidency, remove him, discredit his election as contaminated by Kremlin collusion, upend the democratic verdict of 2016, and ash-can Trump's agenda of populist conservatism. Then, return America to the open borders, free trade, democracy-crusading Bushite globalism beloved by our Beltway elites.

The Deep State is in Deep Trouble

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

The inspector general's report is coming out soon, although some now say it may be delayed to as late as May. But that would only be because it is growing more extensive and thus more worrying to certain parties. If reports are true we are coming into one of the most fascinating moments ever in American history. Washington today is filled with nervous people -- and they should be.

The Deep State Media Game

Jeffrey Lord, The American Spectator

The Deep State media game afoot here is to protect the Deep State buddies by slow-rolling out the news that affects them negatively — and if possible keeping that news from the public and Congress. But any news that can help sabotage the President? That is to be leaked ASAP. This kind of thing can and — it seems increasingly likely, will — make Watergate look like a piker.

A hero only to a lynch mob

Wesley Pruden, Washington Times

Donald Trump is no doubt guilty of many sins. We all are (some of us of more sins than others). His pursuers are guilty of many transgressions and trespasses, too. (The pursuers are lawyers, after all.) If the president would only shut up, or shut down his Twitter account (or both), the facts and a few dissenters from the lynch mob in the print and blabbing arts might lend a helping hand. He won’t, of course, because he can’t. The facts might win out, anyway. A fact is a pretty sturdy fellow, and when a few of them get together they can usually make a difference.

The Special Counsel Is Looking At The Wrong Administration

The point of counterintelligence and cybersecurity is not point fingers after the enemy has executed an intelligence operation – in this case an act of information warfare – it is to prevent it from happening. However, as far as we can tell, not only did Team Obama do nothing to stop the Russians, they helped them by undermining the peaceful transfer of power to President Trump.

Scandal, Corruption, Lawbreaking — And So What?

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

Attorney General Sessions must find muscular, ambitious, and combative prosecutors (preferably from outside Washington, D.C., and preferably existing federal attorneys), direct them to call a Grand Jury, and begin collating information from congressional investigations to get to the bottom of what is likely one of gravest scandals in post-war American history: the effort to use the federal government to thwart the candidacy of an unpopular presidential candidate and then to smear and ruin his early tenure as president.

Political Espionage, By the Book

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

To a group of radicals who rose to the top of the ruling class and grew accustomed to manipulating power effortlessly, perhaps it is normal. But what does that say about the lawlessness that launched many of their careers? They never lost it; they just brought it with them into the government. From their posts at the FBI, CIA, Justice Department, State Department, and the White House itself, they tried to tilt an election to one of Alinsky’s disciples. But they failed.

Our New Secessionists

Roger Kimball, American Greatness

The swamp that Trump promised to drain is deep, malodorous, and self-regenerating. His new civil service initiative promises to plunge a gigantic catheter into the spongy center of the swamp in order to sluice away some of the accumulated detritus that has gathered there in fetid profusion. The deep state has declared war on Donald Trump and a united America. Those of us hoping to make America great again should repay the favor and help the president wage war against the enemies of our excellence.

Nunes Duels the Deep State

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

If Americans are losing confidence in the FBI, whose fault is that? Is there not evidence that a hubristic cadre at the apex of the FBI — Comey, McCabe, Strzok foremost among them — decided the Republic must be saved from Trump and, should Hillary fail, they would step in and move to abort the Trump presidency at birth? To the deep state, the higher interests of the American people almost always coincide with their own.

Case Against Bundys Dismissed: Obama’s FBI And DOJ Are The Real Criminals

Americans should start asking the larger questions raised by the gross misconduct of the Obama-era FBI and Justice Department that has been revealed in the Bundy trials and the killing of Robert "LaVoy" Finicum: When will those government officials responsible for all the lives destroyed be brought to justice? And, is the same kind of misconduct that was used to try to destroy the Bundys and their allies at work in the Hillary Clinton, Uranium One, Trump dossier and Russian collusion investigations?

10 times the intel community violated the trust of US citizens, lawmakers and allies

Sharyl Attkisson, The Hill

Think all this really doesn’t matter to you, as a private citizen? You never know. Reality hit home for me when multiple computer forensics reports confirmed extensive government surveillance of me while I reported for CBS News during the Obama administration. Rather than cooperate or expose the bad actors, today’s Department of Justice is opposing my lawsuit over those intrusions in Virginia federal court.

Latest Chapter In Bundy Saga Proves How Corrupt And Lawless Our Government Has Become

Chief U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro declared a mistrial in the Nevada case against Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, his sons Ryan and Ammon Bundy and their associate Ryan Payne, but that's only the tip of the iceberg of government misconduct against the Bundys.

New FedUp PAC Poll: FBI Scandal Requires Special Prosecutor

More than 94% of those responding to the latest FedUp PAC poll agree that recent revelations showing that the FBI has a pro-Clinton, pro-Obama, and anti-Trump partisan bias require investigation and that “we cannot trust the FBI to investigate itself.”

Mueller, Deep State ignore lessons from 17th century England

Mark J. Fitzgibbons, American Thinker

The Mueller team, Lois Lerner, James Comey, Susan Rice, Loretta Lynch, and others have used the power of prerogative in favor of the progressive deep state and against those who have challenged the embedded power that is quintessentially at odds with Anglo-American constitutional principles. They are what helped give rise to the constitutional conservative movement, the Tea Party, and Trump’s army of deplorables.

Did the DOJ Misuse the Steele Dossier — to Spy on the Trump Campaign?

Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

In the unmasking controversy, it seems Trump was more interested in politically exploiting the specter of abusive unmasking than in ordering the disclosure of what actually happened. Is the same thing true of the dossier? I don’t know why the FBI and Justice Department are stonewalling the Intelligence Committee. Suffice it to say, however, that the president could order disclosure if he wanted to. He hasn’t. If he persists in that posture, we have to assume he would prefer that we not know what the FBI told the FISA Court.

The FBI-Led Coup Against President Trump

It is time for Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray to recover control of their agencies before the soft coup being led by Robert Mueller, James Comey and rogue FBI agent Peter Strzok engenders a real constitutional crisis.

Trump Tweets Order To DOJ: Will Sessions Override Corrupt Dems And Comply?

As much as we respect Attorney General Jeff Sessions, President Trump wasn’t elected, and he wasn’t appointed Attorney General, to continue the Obama-era policies of defying congressional subpoenas. If Jeff Sessions can’t get his underlings to comply with Congressional subpoenas heads should roll – either theirs or his.

Manafort wiretapping shows the deep state is real and dangerous

Gayle Trotter, The Hill

We now know that Manafort, who by the way has a residence in Trump Tower, was indeed subject to a federal wiretap. Unprecedented unmaskings, wiretapping opposition campaigns, spying on journalists, directing federal agency power against political opponents: All of these actions were committed by unaccountable federal agency personnel in pursuit of retaining power and influence.