Letter: 'Deep State' is real, undermining Trump

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To the editor:

John Dickson's admonition to "Repeat after me: there is no such thing as the "Deep State" in his Oct. 25 oped column sounds a little like forced group think rather than looking at the facts. ("Exposing the myth of the 'Deep State.'")

He claims that when such phrases are repeated loudly by a "fringe element, they gain traction. It's a bit presumptuous to assume people can't think for themselves and just listen to repeated phrases to make up their minds.

The Deep State is no figment of the imagination. Former CIA Director John Brennan has been the ring leader in the circus of an attempted coup against our democratically elected President Trump. He lied and perjured himself in front of Congress about spying on the American people. The FBI used an unverifiable document, the Steele dossier, to get a warrant to spy on Trump using the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). Hillary Clinton's email investigation showed a pervasive bias and talk of an "insurance policy" should she lose. Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, James Comey, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page and Andrew McCabe were certainly ambitious career officials, but they were hardly "patriots"!

The left hates President Trump for winning the 2016 election, and now they are unhinged because he has been so successful. The stellar economy is unwelcome news to the left. He is restoring America's greatness. Hard-working Americans feel patriotic again. We are respected around the world again. Our military is stronger. Special Ops forces just took out the world's most wanted terriorist, al-Bagdadi. Job opportunities are at an all-time high and unemployment is at an all-time low. Tax cuts and deregulation are creating more opportunities for small businesses.

President Trump is succeeding despite the fake news, and yes, it is fake news. Fortunately, the Deep State is getting a cleansing and the swamp is draining. Thank you President Trump for putting America first!

Brigid Hayes Rufo,

Altamont, NY



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