John McLaughlin, the former acting director of the CIA, made an astonishing remark this week during an event also attended by John Brennan and Andrew McCabe. When asked about impeachment efforts against Trump, he praised the deep state.

For months, Democrats and their media allies said the “deep state” was a conspiracy theory, peddled by Trump supporters. Now, members of the deep state are not only confirming its existence, but celebrating it publicly.

Chuck Ross writes at the Daily Caller:

Former CIA Acting Director Praises ‘Deep State’ For Role In Trump Impeachment Push

Former CIA Acting Director John McLaughlin expressed gratitude Wednesday for the so-called “deep state” and its role in the impeachment push against President Donald Trump.

McLaughlin embraced the term when asked during an event with other former intelligence officials whether a CIA whistleblower complaint that sparked an impeachment inquiry feeds into Trump’s complaints that the “deep state” is out to get him.

“There is something unique you have to agree that now 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,” Margaret Brennan, the moderator for the event, asked McLaughlin.

“Thank God for the ‘deep state,’” replied the former spook, who served as acting director at the CIA in 2004.

Do you feel better knowing that unelected bureaucrats have taken on this responsibility of protecting American voters from themselves?

Mike Brest of the Washington Examiner provides more of what McLaughlin said:

“Everyone here has seen this progression of diplomats and intelligence officers and White House people trooping up to Capitol Hill right now and saying these are people who are doing their duty, who are responding to a higher call,” said McLaughlin. “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 unleashed everything else.”

Watch the video below:

Fred Fleitz of the Center for Security Policy provided an excellent response to this:

Last word goes to Arthur Kimes of the Ace of Spades HQ blog:

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