Roger L. Simon

The Deep State Is in Deep Trouble

The Deep State Is in Deep Trouble
Andrew McCabe listens on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 11, 2017, during the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on major threats facing the U.S. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Why would some “concerned citizen” suddenly leak information to ABC that Jeff Sessions was under investigation for perjuring himself (about Russia, of course) during his confirmation hearing now almost a year behind us?

Could it have something to do with the fact that the man who instigated that investigation was none other than Andrew McCabe, only recently fired by Sessions? Was someone or some group — the ABC report specifies “sources” with an “s” — trying to make the attorney general’s act seem one of revenge, and thus illegitimate?

No doubt. But the problem is that Sessions was long ago exonerated of this charge by none other than Robert Mueller.

Furthermore, just hours after ABC trumpeted its “exclusive,” current FBI director Christopher Wray reaffirmed that the firing of McCabe was justified. Indeed, he asserted that politics didn’t influence McCabe’s firing at all, and that the FBI was now operating “by the book.” (Not, one would hope, the same book that appeared in Susan Rice’s email.)

This leak is yet another manifestation of panic on the part of the cabal that tried to upend Trump’s presidency. The Deep State is in deep trouble — at least that part of it, anyway. (The part that wrote the omnibus budget bill seems to be doing just fine.)

And why are they so panicky?

Well, as we know, the inspector general’s report is coming out soon, although some now say it may be delayed to as late as May. But that would only be because it is growing more extensive and thus more worrying to certain parties. And a secret prosecutor, it is known, is now working with the IG, making it more worrying still.

The extent of what was occurring back when Sessions was “under investigation” is hinted at by an anonymous Internet character with the amusing moniker @NameRedacted7. He writes, as part of a thread:

8. Think about this: at the exact time McCabe, Strzok, Yates, Ohr, Page, Preistap, Baker, Comey, Rybicki were *actively* spying on Team Trump via the 702 queries & Carter Page title 1 FISA warrant, they were actively running a case to frame the Attorney General of the US.
9. This is f___ing staggering. They were launching an effort to decapitate via show trials the entire Exec branch.
At first glance this might seem like the ravings of some conspiracy theorist lurking in the further reaches of Reddit, but these days what were once conspiracy theories are looking more and more like reality. @NameRedacted7 puts it this way:
29. You’ll note that Page, Strzok, Preistap & former FBI Gen Counsel Baker have all been demoted, reassigned & have no duties. Why? Why not fired? This angers a lot of people. The simple answer is: they’re not witnesses w deals.
30. The entire time mueller has had key anti trump people under his thumb accomplishing little, Jeff Sessions & OIG Horowitz have been documenting the coup & building criminal cases.
31. Andrew McCabe was permitted a lawyer bc he’s almost certainly under indictment; Horowitz has a prosecutor & a grand jury empaneled. The way OPR handled McCabe proves it.
32. Sit back and watch: these media attacks are the death throes of this conspiracy. Breaking McCabe was the beginning. This is well under way.
Despite the sketchy grammar — this comes from a thread, as I noted — @NR7 is making sense.  If true, and I’m obviously persuaded that it is, we are coming into one of the most fascinating moments ever in American history. I wrote the other day that this would be the “Gate of Gates,” and that’s not an understatement. Washington today is filled with nervous people — and they should be.
Hilariously, in the midst of this, James Comey is mulling movie and TV offers for his forthcoming book, A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership. Who could come up with a funnier title? Hollywood, as usual, is making the wrong movie.
Nevertheless, it’s not time to break out the popcorn. A system that has been decades in the making is at risk here. They aren’t going to go down without a brawl.

Roger L. Simon is an award-winning novelist, Academy Award-nominated screenwriter and co-founder of PJ Media. His latest book is I Know Best:  How Moral Narcissism Is Destroying Our Republic, If  It Hasn’t Already.