Greenwald: Gov't Agencies Engaged in 'Open Warfare' With Trump as Dems Cheer
In an article in The Intercept, journalist Glenn Greenwald wrote that the American "deep state" of government agencies and military intelligence has gone to war with President-elect Donald Trump, and the Democratic Party has been happy to tag along.
"Their most valuable instrument is the U.S. media, much of which reflexively reveres, serves, believes, and sides with hidden intelligence officials," Greenwald wrote. "And Democrats, still reeling from their unexpected and traumatic election loss as well as a systemic collapse of their party, seemingly divorced further and further from reason with each passing day, are willing — eager — to embrace any claim, cheer any tactic, align with any villain, regardless of how unsupported, tawdry and damaging those behaviors might be."
On "Tucker Carlson Tonight," Greenwald stood by that indictment and explained why it's dangerous for Democrats to support the intelligence community in undermining and subverting the next commander-in-chief.
"There really is, at this point, obvious open warfare between this unelected but very powerful faction that resides in Washington and sees presidents come and go, on the one hand, and the person that the American democracy elected to be the president on the other," Greenwald said.
He pointed out that President Dwight Eisenhower, in his farewell address, warned the American people about the threat of the military-industrial complex becoming more powerful than elected leaders and exerting permanent power in U.S. politics.
"I think it is quite dangerous if we start thinking about submitting to rule by these unelected, "deep state" overlords. I think it's the antithesis of democracy."
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