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Quick Insomnia Update Plus Flynn's Resignation and Why I'm Reasonably Happy About It | Main | "Consistent," "Constitutionalist" Conservative Bill Kristol: I'd Rather Have the Non-Democratic Deep State Rule the Country Than the President Democratically Elected By the People
February 14, 2017

"The Political Assassination of Michael Flynn"

Stephen Green has a good post rounding up information about the Deep State's undemocratic, illegal war of leaks against democratically elected officials.

He cites this Eli Lake column (which provides the headline of this post) for how unprecedented this leaking of intercepted national security conversations is.

He concludes:

In normal times, the idea that U.S. officials entrusted with our most sensitive secrets would selectively disclose them to undermine the White House would alarm those worried about creeping authoritarianism. Imagine if intercepts of a call between Obama's incoming national security adviser and Iran's foreign minister leaked to the press before the nuclear negotiations began? The howls of indignation would be deafening.

In the end, it was Trump's decision to cut Flynn loose. In doing this he caved in to his political and bureaucratic opposition. Nunes told me Monday night that this will not end well. "First it's Flynn, next it will be Kellyanne Conway, then it will be Steve Bannon, then it will be Reince Priebus," he said. Put another way, Flynn is only the appetizer. Trump is the entree.

One of the reasons the Democrats are delaying Trump appointees is that they want Obama holdovers in positions of power so that they can use their power undemocratically and illegally to fatally wound the new administration in the moments of its birth. (I know, strange the Democrats of all people would be keen to do that.)

But it's also the careerists of the Deep State itself.

Trump has to get both serious and ruthless about firing all Obama holdovers and firing as many careerist members of #TheResistance as possible -- or, if he can't fire them, assigning them to very isolated and unhappy places.

I keep thinking about how important it is to have a weather station in the most northerly and cold latitudes of Alaska to monitor the polar air for signs of Dangerous Global Warming. I think many national security personnel and DoJ personnel can be usefully assigned to this gulag critical science headquarters, especially given that many of them believe that global warming is both the most important national security issue of our time, and also a threat to Environmental Justice.

There will be costs for such a move. They are worth paying. What they are doing is illegal and undemocratic -- the country voted for Trump, whether they like or it not. These people have no legitimate authority to attempt to run the government as they see fit.

Trump should announce a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the High Latitude Peace, Freedom, and Love Global Climate Change Monitoring Base ASAP, and damn what CNN has to say about it.

Flynn's Deputy, KT McFarland, Expected to Resign. Whether she's being asked to resign or is resigning in solidarity, I don't know.

I think this is unnecessary.


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