By Duncan Smith
Without a doubt, President Trump was the strongest force the military-industrial deep state has faced in decades.
Trump’s ‘America first’ agenda was the biggest threat to the deep state’s iron grip on domestic spying and foreign policy the career unelected authoritarians who think they are in charge have faced in decades.
And yet, he wasn’t formidable enough, strong as he was.
Trump fought for four years to get all of the evidence that he was illegally targeted and spied upon by the Obama-controlled deep state declassified so the American people — those of us who aren’t blinded by BS left-wing propaganda — could see the truth about what happened.
He was partially successful — but not completely successful.
There is so more we don’t know and that’s because the intel deep state fought the president of the United States, the commander-in-chief, every step of the way.
And by the time Trump was set to leave office after a rigged election, he had given up.
RealClearInvestigations has more:
After four years of railing against 'deep state' actors who, he said, tried to undermine his presidency, Donald Trump relented to U.S. intelligence leaders in his final days in office, allowing them to block the release of critical material in the Russia investigation, according to a former senior congressional investigator who later joined the Trump administration.
Kash Patel, whose work on the House Intelligence Committee helped unearth U.S. intelligence malpractice during the FBI's Crossfire Hurricane probe, said he does not know why Trump did not force the release of documents that would expose further wrongdoing. But he said senior intelligence officials 'continuously impeded' their release – usually by slow-walking their reviews of the material. Patel said Trump's CIA Director, Gina Haspel, was instrumental in blocking one of the most critical documents, he said.
Patel, who has seen the Russia probe's underlying intelligence and co-wrote critical reports that have yet to be declassified, said new disclosures would expose additional misconduct and evidentiary holes in the CIA and FBI's work.
'I think there were people within the IC [Intelligence Community], at the heads of certain intelligence agencies, who did not want their tradecraft called out, even though it was during a former administration, because it doesn't look good on the agency itself,' Patel told RealClearInvestigations in his first in-depth interview since leaving government at the end of Trump's term last month, having served in several intelligence and defense roles.
Translated: They used their power and their capabilities to break the law in every way possible because they didn’t like the guy Americans chose to lead us.
The House Intelligence Committee's disclosure efforts, Patel said, 'were continuously impeded by members of the intelligence community themselves, with the same singular epithets that you're going to harm sources and methods. … And I just highlight that because, we didn't lose a single source. We didn't lose a single relationship, and no one died by the public disclosures we made because we did it in a systematic and professional fashion.'
'But each time we forced them to produce [documents],' Patel added, 'it only showed their coverup and embarrassment.' These key revelations he helped expose include Justice official Bruce Ohr's admission that he acted as a liaison to Steele even after the FBI officially terminated him; former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe's false statements about leaks related to the Hillary Clinton email investigation; and the FBI's reliance on the Steele dossier to spy on Page. 'There is actually a law that prevents the FBI and DOJ from failing to disclose material to a court just to hide an embarrassment or mistake, and it came up during our investigation. It helped us compel disclosure.'
Without a doubt, Americans have completely lost control of our government.
Donald Trump proved it.
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