Deep State Triumph At Trump-Putin Summit?
Article from The Ron Paul Institute by Ron Paul.
The term “deep state” has been so over-used in the past few years that it may seem meaningless. It has become standard practice to label one’s political adversaries as representing the “deep state” as a way of avoiding the defense of one’s positions. President Trump has often blamed the “deep state” for his political troubles. Trump supporters have created big conspiracies involving the “deep state” to explain why the president places neocons in key positions or fails to fulfill his campaign promises.
But the “deep state” is no vast and secret conspiracy theory. The deep state is real, it operates out in the open, and it is far from monolithic. The deep state is simply the permanent, unelected government that continues to expand its power regardless of how Americans vote.
There are factions of the deep state that are pleased with President Trump’s policies, and in fact we might say that President Trump represents some factions of the deep state.
Other factions of the deep state are determined to undermine any of President Trump’s actions they perceive as threatening. Any move toward peace with Russia is surely something they feel to be threatening. There are hundreds of billions of reasons – otherwise known as dollars – why the Beltway military-industrial complex is terrified of peace breaking out with Russia and will do whatever it takes to prevent that from happening.
That is why Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s indictment on Friday of 12 Russian military intelligence officers for allegedly interfering in the 2016 US presidential election should immediately raise some very serious questions.
First the obvious: after more than a year of investigations which have publicly revealed zero collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, why drop this bombshell of an allegation at the end of the news cycle on the last business day before the historic Trump/Putin meeting in Helsinki? The indictment could not have been announced a month ago or in two weeks? Is it not suspicious that now no one is talking about reducing tensions with Russia but is all of a sudden – thanks to Special Counsel Robert Mueller – talking about increasing tensions?
Unfortunately most Americans don’t seem to understand that indictments are not evidence. In fact they are often evidence-free, as is this indictment.
Did the Russian government seek to interfere in the 2016 US presidential elections? It’s certainly possible, however we don’t know. None of the Justice Department’s assertions have been tested in a court of law, as is thankfully required by our legal system. It is not enough to make an allegation, as Mueller has done. You have to prove it.
That is why we should be very suspicious of these new indictments. Mueller knows he will never have to defend his assertions in a court of law so he can make any allegation he wants.
It is interesting that one of the Russian companies indicted by Mueller earlier this year surprised the world by actually entering a “not guilty” plea and demanding to see Mueller’s evidence. The Special Counsel proceeded to file several motions to delay the hand-over of his evidence. What does Mueller have to hide?
Meanwhile, why is no one talking about the estimated 100 elections the US government has meddled in since World War II? Maybe we need to get our own house in order?
Read the entire article at The Ron Paul Institute.
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Finally they’re saying what I’ve been thinking. Trump-Putin meeting. Indict 12 Russians just before the meeting. Oh my, That wouldn’t be something to get Russia miffed before even starting to talk. Sick of Mueller & his Witch hunt. Save us all some time & money. Also quit trying to start WW3. Stupid is as Stupid does. Mueller that line was made for you.
Just think about it they the Russians got a hold of Hillatys emails and got information and the hunt Muller is on right now there is the collusion all from the other side . They can find nothing BECAUSE there is nothing. Just a bunch of POLITICAL IDIOTS. Only there is no one to control it and bring these fools to justice. They hacked the DNC computers There is a dossier that the madia will never talk about . Its a screwed up mess that the Liberals have created . think about it . Put facts together and you got it . DECIETFUL CROOKED LIARS COVER UP HISDE THE TRUTH . WONT RELEASE DOCUMENTS THAT ARE FACTUAL AND OBSTRUCT TRUMP AT EVERY TURN . I SO WISH I HAD A VOICE I WOULD CLEAN ALL THERE BLOODY CLOCKS FOR THE DEVIL POSSESED . JUST TIRED OF IT ALL ITS A MESS ONLY GOD HIMSELF COULD CLEAN UP ….. AND THAT WONDERFUL OBAMA IS A DESIETFUL IDIOT OUT TO DESTROY WAIT AND SEE.
Carol Olson, I agree with everything you said.