When President Barack Hussein Obama took office, his biggest worry about becoming a president without one scrap of experience in the real world of politics and business was that he wasn’t a very good liar. His constant whining over the state of his economy droned on for four and then eight long, grueling years while he tacitly blamed George W. Bush and everyone else…except for himself.
When President Donald Trump took office, his biggest worry about becoming a president without one scrap of experience in the real world of politics was that he couldn’t fathom how many Obama loyalists were embedded so deeply into the bedrock of the government that the Deep State was more like a Deep Realm, with a hierarchy of kings, queens, princes, princesses, dukes, barons, earls, and counts with all their little underlings who reported to the next higher underling, etc.
Now that the truth is known, and Obama’s shadow government is in full swing while he cavorts all over the planet undermining the Trump administration, the REAL president has decided that enough is enough and is developing a new plan to catch the seemingly endless stream of spies within the Deep State who are loyal only to the Left and not to the American people. What is his plan? Catch the armies of spies with spies of his own!
The Daily Wire:
National security blog, The Intercept, reports Tuesday that the White House is considering a proposal to draft a network of friendly “spies” within the federal government, in an effort to combat what they believe are seditious “Deep State” employees, within the federal ranks, subverting the administration’s agenda.
According to the report, the proposal is for a wildly extensive spy network designed to report back on official intelligence gatherers, and provide a check on entrenched national security officials who have agendas of their own, counter to the president’s.
“Pompeo can’t trust the CIA bureaucracy, so we need to create this thing that reports just directly to him,” a source told the Intercept. “It is a direct-action arm, totally off the books. The whole point is this is supposed to report to the president and Pompeo directly.”
The proposal would also, reportedly, create a new, separate, unofficial agency that could operate in places like North Korea and Iran — where the United States has an interest in collecting intelligence but can’t because of formal, longstanding diplomatic policy (though it’s not clear the United States already doesn’t have one of those because it’s not as though they’d publicize it).
The White House has long sought a way to combat the influence of remaining Obama-era officials inside the massive government bureaucracy that is the Department of Justice. Trump officials have spoken regularly about “leaks” within the system, and have worried, quite publicly, that certain officials are deliberately undermining diplomatic and intelligence efforts. This week’s revelation — that an FBI agent on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team, and former FBI Director James Comey’s before that, had to be removed from investigations over his anti-Trump sentiments — has probably done little to assuage the White House’s fears.
Several sources close to the report did cast some doubt on a Trump plan to wire the entire CIA and spy on the spies, saying that the president has entertained a number of proposals on how to neutralize “deep state” threats, and this was merely one of many.
Once all of the spies are in place, the chances for leaks will diminish greatly. The hope is that Donald Trump will be given (from here on out) the same courtesy of privacy and the ability to make decisions for his own agenda as Obama received was shown by his predecessor. Of course no one will be holding their breath.
The problem that President Trump faces is not so much that Obama wants to make decisions, but more that Obama cannot stand that someone else is singlehandedly destroying his legacy while improving every measurable worth in the country; not to mention that Obama’s ego is bigger than the chip on his shoulder for the United States. And that’s saying a lot.
Source: The Daily Wire