Friday, May 12, 2017

Deep State Officials

New phrase is creeping into the American Political scene.  DEEP STATE OFFICIALS.

Note the following from The Hill, Friday, May 12, 2017.

“Do we now have to worry about deep state officials that gather intelligence are going to go after Americans and the president (President Trump) politically, or the FBI, some that don't like him might be leaking to hurt this president?,” Sean Hannity, one of Trump’s top boosters in conservative media, asked on his Wednesday night show. [The wording of the question is exactly like it came from Mr. Hannity’s show.]

In the article the term is used many other times by different people, even once by The Hill itself.

This reminds of the many terms used by authoritarian governments that attempt to identify the opposition as evil.

This phrase is worrisome.

We will see where it goes.

Source: http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/333031-trumps-comey-firing-sets-off-new-round-of-leaks