You can’t make this stuff up. Straight from the horse’s mouth, as they say.
(CNN) — President Donald Trump is deeply invested in the idea that there is a “Deep State” embedded within the government bureaucracy — and centered in the Department of Justice — which actively worked to defeat him in 2016 and then sought to undermine him once he won the presidency.
That conspiracy theory, which has never had much merit, suffered a near-fatal blow Friday afternoon when the Department of Justice declined to pursue criminal charges against former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe. (McCabe is a CNN contributor.)Trump’s ‘Deep State’ conspiracy theory just took a big hit
Analysis by Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large
Updated 4:27 PM ET, Fri February 14, 2020
Hello? Is the Secret Service on the line? The black phone or the red phone? Ring, ring, ring! McCabe defected or resigned from the FBI just over two years ago, and now he’s hard at work at CNN, which is in denial of the Deep State, but at the same time so defensive of it, that they are making direct death threats against the President of the United States.
McCabe has not yet been accused of a crime in this matter. A resumption of investigation into his criminal activitites is association with the Mainstream Media would be highly appropriate, especially if there is evidence that the investigation was reported dropped against him in response to death threats made against the President, i.e, the “near fatal blow” bragged up by an associate editor “at large.”
CNN does appear to be propagating a direct threat of assassination and coup d’état against the Trump administration, by and on behalf of the Deep State. Perhaps that is out of a sense of frustration and disbelief at the failed impeachment. It is no wonder that Trump complains of “fake news” when Deep State law enforcement goes to work at Mainstream Media to spread establishment statist propaganda.