(National Sentinel)Â Conspiracy:Â From time to time since Donald J. Trump had the gall to actually win the presidency last fall, there have been rumors that the Deep State â€” a governing cabal consisting of establishment Democrats, RINOs, the Washington media and elements of the U.S. intelligence community â€” were plotting against the Oval Office.
Over the weekend, in an interview with Trump-hating CNN â€” which ordinarily should be taken with a grain of salt given the networkâ€™s penchant for inventing â€œnewsâ€ about the administration â€” Carl Bernstein, of Watergate fame, appeared to hint that there were elements of government working behind the scene to remove our duly-elected president from his office.Â (RELATED: CNN now fully exposed as fake news central after senior producer calls Trump-Russia narrative â€œbulls**tâ€ in new undercover video.)
As reported byÂ The Hill, Bernstein made the astonishing claim that Trump is head of a â€œmalignant presidency,â€ and that his administration is â€œnot functioning,â€ leading to much angst among the establishment.
â€œWe are in the midst of a malignant presidency,â€ Bernstein said. â€œThat malignancy is known to the military leaders of the country, itâ€™s known to the Republican leadership in Congress who recognize it, and itâ€™s known to the intelligence community.
â€œThe presidency of Donald Trump is not functioning,â€ he continued. â€œItâ€™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.â€
He also said that Trump presentsÂ the â€œgreatest journalistic challenge of the modern era,â€ and added that he â€œis not in control of the presidency in a way that it is functioning.â€
â€œThat has got our leaders worried, they are worried about his character, they are worried about his temperament,â€ Bernstein said.
â€œWe are in foreign territory. We have never been in a malignant presidency like this before.â€
Is Bernstein serious? After all, his Watergate reporting partner, Bob Woodward, is preaching something completely different. As noted by Zero Hedge, Woodward sees a brewing war between a sitting U.S. president and the American [establishment] media that no one should want.
â€œ[I]tâ€™s not in our interest, the mediaâ€™s interest to have a war with the Trump White House. Itâ€™s not in Trumpâ€™s interest to have this war,â€ he said in an interview with Axios.
While Bernsteinâ€™s claims may be dismissed by some as more Left-wing noise from a â€œmainstreamâ€ media psychologically disturbed by Trumpâ€™s election win and continued ability to dodge their arrows, letâ€™s understand that Bernstein, in 1977, published a 25,000-word essay in Rolling Stone detailing the close relationship between the Beltway media and the U.S. intelligence community, most notably the CIA.
And much more recently, in May, U.S. News & World Report noted that the U.S. media and intel community were teaming up for an â€œinstitutional second strikeâ€ on Trump, which together could prove to â€œbe dangerous adversaries.â€
Letâ€™s also not forget Sen. Chuck Schumerâ€™s ominous warning to the president in January â€” that he was being â€œreally dumbâ€ to â€œtake on the intelligence community,â€ because â€œthey have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you.â€
As The National Sentinel reports, it is evident that the Deep Stateâ€™s inability to dispose of a president who has decided he will fight back and not go quietly into the night has disturbed behind-the-scenes puppet masters, who are now self-serving:
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.
It seems clear: The Republic is under assault by unelected, anointed, shadowy figures who couldnâ€™t care less about the will of the people.
This story originally appeared at Trump.news.