It seems the former Acting CIA Director John McLaughlin is praising the “Deep State” and it’s a role in the current mess with have with the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.
McLaughlin was referring to the fact that an intelligence officer filed the whistleblower complaint about President Trump’s July call with Ukraine, in which there was a conversation that the Democrats have described as showing Trump inappropriately asked a foreign country to interfere in the 2020 elections by investigating his political rival.
The former intelligence official spoke at an event hosted by George Mason University, joined by former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe and former CIA Director John Brennan. It should be noted that both of whom have been critical of the president.
Also to be pointed out is that this whole impeachment inquiry is just signally more and more every day that the conspiracy theories of a”Deep State” are more likely than ever, confirming Trump’s concerns and Tweets.
“There is something unique you have to agree that now that the impeachment inquiry is underway, sparked by a complaint from someone within the intelligence community, it feeds the president’s concern, an often-used term about a ‘deep state’ being there to take him out,”
Stated by CBS reporter Margaret Brennan
“Well, you know, thank God for the ‘deep state’,”
McLaughlin responded, provoking laughter and applause.
He went on to praise the intelligence community.
“This is the institution within the U.S. government — that with all of its flaws, and it makes mistakes — is institutionally committed to objectivity and telling the truth,”
“It is one of the few institutions in Washington that is not in a chain of command that makes or implements policy. Its whole job is to speak the truth — it’s engraved in marble in the lobby.”
“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 then unleashed everything else,”
These comments came just before the House voted to approve a resolution for ground rules in the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry into Trump.
Opinion: Looking into this is that this was all over the fact that Trump just wanted to know why Biden was able to pressure Ukraine into dropping a legal case and inquiry into Biden’s son. It’s all a bit odd that our President Trump would be getting impeached over the exact thing that Joe Biden actually did when all Trump did was ask questions. More Double Standards of course! What do you think? Share and leave comments
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Past presidents generally do not make public statements criticizing sitting presidents, but former President Barack Obama and his first lady Michelle ostensibly did so Saturday.
The veiled shots at President Donald Trump’s attacks on the poorest parts of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., district in Baltimore came via Twitter.
“I’ve always been proud of what this team accomplished during my administration. But more than what we did, I’m proud of how they’re continuing to fight for an America that’s better.”
He linked to a July 26 op-ed in The Washington Post, headlined “We are African Americans, we are patriots, and we refuse to sit idly by,” and signed by 149 African Americans who served in the Obama administration.
Former first lady Michelle also tweeted Saturday a video of a Baltimore dance routine done to her famed motto “when they go low, we go high”:
“On #NationalDanceDay, I’m shouting out the Lethal Ladies, a Baltimore STEP team who I saw perform back in 2017. I’m so proud of you all — and everyone who’s dancing today!”