The so-called “Deep State” of unelected bureaucrats whose agendas often are at odds with the best interest of the American people isn’t new.
But it’s drawing attention as never before, and now Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is warning the “Deep State” is rising.
The Washington Examiner reported Paul was reacting to a briefing by CIA Director Gina Haspel on the murder of Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi in which only a select few senators were admitted.
“This is the very definition of the Deep State,” the Republican senator said. “The Deep State is that the intelligence agencies do things, conclude things, make conclusions, but then the elected officials are prevented from knowing about this.
“If we aren’t told about this and I’m not allowed to know about these conclusions, then I can’t have oversight … the Deep State grows and has more and more power.”
Members of the “Deep State” within the Trump administration have been accused of leaking information to harm the president politically.
Just this week, WND reported six “Deep Staters” allegedly tried to infiltrate the Trump campaign on behalf of the Obama administration.
Investigative journalists already have captured on video “Deep State” members boasting of undermining Trump.