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Donald Trump’s Private Intelligence Service?

Written by Joe Scudder

The Trump Administration is reportedly considering a private intelligence network that will give him independence of the deep state.

Liberals are up in arms at news of an alleged private intelligence network that the White House is—again, allegedly considering.

A private intelligence agency could do immoral things just like the current intelligence agencies do. But the intelligence bureaucracies—working with the media—has been openly working against the President. Behind the public figures of the deep state are thousands of bureaucrats loyal to the Bush-Obama regime. Trump’s appointee to head the CIA, Mike Pompeo, has no chance of getting the CIA to support the President.

Remember, the threat made publicly on TV by a sitting Senator!

I’m skeptical that the story is even true, but democracy is already dead. There are no federal bureaucracies that are “ours.” Rather, they own us and think the own our president.

The Intercept reports, “Trump White House Weighing Plans for Private Spies to Counter “Deep State” Enemies.”

The Trump administration is considering a set of proposals developed by Blackwater founder Erik Prince and a retired CIA officer — with assistance from Oliver North, a key figure in the Iran-Contra scandal — to provide CIA Director Mike Pompeo and the White House with a global, private spy network that would circumvent official U.S. intelligence agencies, according to several current and former U.S. intelligence officials and others familiar with the proposals. The sources say the plans have been pitched to the White House as a means of countering “deep state” enemies in the intelligence community seeking to undermine Donald Trump’s presidency.

The creation of such a program raises the possibility that the effort would be used to create an intelligence apparatus to justify the Trump administration’s political agenda.

“Pompeo can’t trust the CIA bureaucracy, so we need to create this thing that reports just directly to him,” said a former senior U.S. intelligence official with firsthand knowledge of the proposals, in describing White House discussions. “It is a direct-action arm, totally off the books,” this person said, meaning the intelligence collected would not be shared with the rest of the CIA or the larger intelligence community. “The whole point is this is supposed to report to the president and Pompeo directly.”

North, who appears frequently on Trump’s favorite TV network, Fox News, was enlisted to help sell the effort to the administration. He was the “ideological leader” brought in to lend credibility, said the former senior intelligence official.

Read the entire Intercept story.

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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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