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Foreign Affairs

State Department Treason against Trump

Written by Joe Scudder

The true power and criminality of the deep state is revealed in the State Department treason that nullified Donald Trump’s orders.

Patrick J. Buchanan relates a story of State Department treason that was reported by the progressivist propagandist website, The Daily Kos. Of course, The Daily Kos, had a much different interpretation of the story than Buchanan gets from it. Where liberals see heroic bureaucrats protecting us from Vladimir Putin, Buchanan sees a President who promised to keep us out of WWIII with Russia, being betrayed by his own State Department.

Buchanan uses this story as one piece of evidence in his column: “Are We Nearing Civil War?

According to Daily Kos, Trump planned a swift lifting of sanctions on Russia after inauguration and a summit meeting with Vladimir Putin to prevent a second Cold War.

The State Department was tasked with working out the details.

Instead, says Daniel Fried, the coordinator for sanctions policy, he received “panicky” calls of “Please, my God, can you stop this?”

Operatives at State, disloyal to the president and hostile to the Russia policy on which he had been elected, collaborated with elements in Congress to sabotage any detente. They succeeded.

“It would have been a win-win for Moscow,” said Tom Malinowski of State, who boasted last week of his role in blocking a rapprochement with Russia. State employees sabotaged one of the principal policies for which Americans had voted, and they substituted their own.

Not in memory have there been so many leaks to injure a president from within his own government, and not just political leaks, but leaks of confidential, classified and secret documents. The leaks are coming out of the supposedly secure investigative and intelligence agencies of the U.S. government.

The media, the beneficiaries of these leaks, are giving cover to those breaking the law. The real criminal “collusion” in Washington is between Big Media and the deep state, colluding to destroy a president they detest and to sink the policies they oppose.

Of course, this State Department treason, aided by the media, wasn’t just against the President. It was also against the voters and the Constitution.

This story helps one understand other stories reported by the media as if they were scandals. For example:

Read all of Buchanan’s column.

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About the author

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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