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Impeachment: “Thank God for the Deep State” Says Former Acting CIA Director John McLaughlin

Impeachment: “Thank God for the Deep State” Says Former Acting CIA Director John McLaughlin

“these are people who are doing their duty, who are responding to a higher call”

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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notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | November 2, 2019 at 12:08 pm

Deep Fry the Deep State!

Oh look the Deep State is Deep Frying itself!

Good Riddance to some of the most evil organizations of the entire 20th and 20st centuries!

Now that they’ve been outed, their strategy is to wrap themselves in the American flag and pretend to be patriots. “We did this all for you, America!” Even chuckie schumer was afraid of the “six ways from Sunday” brigade. Now they are going to be dismantled, some of them jailed, and ultimately rebuilt into what they were meant to be in the first place… servants to the American people.

This shows what a mess the entire DC system is. We can only imagine how deep the rot goes. If I were Trump I would call CIA Director Haspel to the WH for a long talk. I would ask her very deep and directed questions about this rot and tell her if her answers did not pan out she would be fired and disgraced. I would do the same for FBI Director Wray. If he doesn’t respond quickly to the demands of AG Barr on any matter requested he would be fired.

    Barr has said publicly that he is very happy with Wray and with the way the FBI has responded to Durham’s investigation. I remain a skeptic.

Uniform of the day for Deep Staters should be orange jump suit and shackles. Making little rocks out of big ones would be their life’s work. Plots against the elected government cannot be tolerated.

” doing their duty? “–by fabricating evidence, by illegally altering factual statements(302s)to fit the narrative, by changing/revising a form removing the requirement for first-hand information, by doing anything and everything to aid and abet a flagrantly partisan witch hunt, by doing anything and everything to aid and abet the illegal removal of a duly elected President? that’s ” their duty? ”

you, sir, are not only a coward but even worse, you are a traitor to your oath and to this country

dear god, why did we ever outlaw duelling?

    MajorWood in reply to texansamurai. | November 2, 2019 at 12:31 pm

    >> dear god, why did we ever outlaw duelling? <<

    Don't you mean, why did we do away with firing squads?

      oldgoat36 in reply to MajorWood. | November 2, 2019 at 1:08 pm

      Personally I think they should be hung from their necks, not quick dropped, till dead. Firing squads is too merciful for these scum.

        Lucifer Morningstar in reply to oldgoat36. | November 2, 2019 at 1:47 pm

        Personally I think they should be hung from their necks, not quick dropped, till dead. Firing squads is too merciful for these scum.

        And unlike bullets you can reuse the rope.

          In most hangings, the rope is cut above the noose after the fact and the condemned interred with it still embedded in the neck, rather than waste time and effort on removing it. For this reason, old worn rope was typically used for a hanging, resulting in a good number of slipped nooses that strangled the condemned instead of breaking the neck as intended.

          This is the origin of the rejoinder: “He’d complain if he were hung with a new rope.”

    JusticeDelivered in reply to texansamurai. | November 2, 2019 at 4:42 pm

    I think a firing squad is more appropriate.

The Friendly Grizzly | November 2, 2019 at 1:11 pm

We have the 2nd Amendment for good reason.

    And we need to start using it. Nothing else will work: they are censoring / buying the media, ignoring the law and corrupting the electoral process.

    Soapbox: gone
    Jury box: gone
    Ballot box: going

    Only one box left.

Anyone surprised that McLaughlin is a member of the Council on Foreign, NWO Central?

Anacleto Mitraglia | November 2, 2019 at 1:15 pm

John Mc Laughlin used to be a decent guitar player…

Thank God for the Deep State?

That’s precisely the statement that proves we, as a country, need to end the CIA and totally reform the rest of the government.

The CIA is a direct threat to the United States of America.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to TheOldZombie. | November 2, 2019 at 2:06 pm


    Time to go back to the Founders original wish to keep all government units on this continent as small as possible.

    Technology today means they can be the smallest ever yet.

    Also let’s end “lifetime” bureaucrats, and government “career paths.” Let each position end in 10 to 14 months and use them for job training!

Save it for your trial, comrade.

They conceal their hubris by cloaking it in bureaucratic righteousness.

You know this isn’t the case and that most IC officers are nonpolitical.

Sometimes, most is nowhere near good enough.

If most of the components of the Saturn V booster worked, the thing would crash within seconds of liftoff.

This admission is quite a big deal. It means that the “conspiracy theories” are spot-on—the treacherous careerists extend all the way to the top.

CIA must be replaced by a new agency which isn’t yet infected. This replacement will rot in time, but it can then be replaced by another one.

    Barry in reply to tom_swift. | November 2, 2019 at 9:29 pm

    We already have what is needed. Put all intelligence in the already existing defense intelligence.

    Operation Downfall in reply to tom_swift. | November 3, 2019 at 3:10 pm

    Replacement? Nah. The Defense Intelligence Agency to replace CIA. US Marshals to replace FBI/DOJ.
    Cost cutting is next to Godliness.

Says many conspiracy theories and view that the FBI/DOJ/CIA are corrupt to the core is correct. No wonder the FBI came out with a statement that conspiracy theories about the Federal government are somehow a crime.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to puhiawa. | November 2, 2019 at 3:40 pm

    Plus conspiracy theory has been their MO for decades now.

    They can’t learn new “tricks” and they can’t even see that
    “Dog Don’t Hunt No More.”

These seditious sons of bitches need to be executed in the cruelest way that can be found around the 8th Amendment. Their remains should be cremated, and the ashes scattered in public latrines around the country so that the people they so despise can express the appropriate level of respect these filthy monsters deserve.

Who knew that the Mahavishnu would turn out this way?