(National Sentinel) Constitutional crisis: Famed Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein seemed to suggest during an appearance on CNN this weekend that a ‘soft coup’ of sorts was being actively planned and pursued by the Deep State against President Donald J. Trump.

As reported by The Hill, Bernstein claimed that Trump leads a “malignant presidency” and that his administration is “not functioning,” which has led to much consternation among the establishment.

“We are in the midst of a malignant presidency,” Bernstein said. “That malignancy is known to the military leaders of the country, it’s known to the Republican leadership in Congress who recognize it, and it’s known to the intelligence community.

“The presidency of Donald Trump is not functioning,” he continued. “It’s really not functioning because the character and capabilities of this president are called into grave question in a way that those that know him are raising serious concerns about.”

Claiming further that Trump presents the “greatest journalistic challenge of the modern era,” he added that he “is not in control of the presidency in a way that it is functioning.”

“That has got our leaders worried, they are worried about his character, they are worried about his temperament,” Bernstein said.

“We are in foreign territory. We have never been in a malignant presidency like this before.”

Never mind that much of the “chaos” surrounding the Trump presidency has been manufactured by the same establishment that blames him for their actions.

There is no question that Washington’s political-media cabal is frightened that Trump will actually make good on much of his pledge to “drain the swamp” as he was sent to do by his legions of supporters last November; Bernstein sounds almost frantic.

But five months into the Trump presidency the mainstream media, the Democratic Left, #nevertrump RINOs and constant Deep State leaks have not yet managed to dislodge Trump, as they clearly have intended to do.

In the past, victims of the assault have merely withered and slithered away under cover of darkness, never again to be heard of or become serious threats to the established order. But this president daily thumbs his nose at the establishment, digs in his heels even further and fights back — something the establishment is not accustomed to.

But underlying Bernstein’s tone is a disturbing suggestion that unseen forces may be planning the unthinkable - the direct takedown of a duly-elected president. At a minimum, Bernstein makes it sound as if the Deep State is signing on to overt efforts led by congressional Democrats to deal with Trump in a more constitutional manner.

Either way, two things are clear to us: 1) Trump is having success in implementing his anti-establishment agenda, as evidenced by the sense of urgency to increase efforts to get rid of him; and 2) those efforts are multi-pronged and are being led by people deep inside government who obviously serve themselves and no longer the American people.

Happy July 4th.

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