Killing the Deep State: The Fight to Save President Trump
a book by Jerome R. Corsi
(our site's book review)
The Amazon blurb says that The truth behind how well-funded hard-left extremists, the mainstream media, and Obama/Clinton holdovers in the government bureaucracy have combined with clandestine forces within the US intelligence apparatus – the “Deep State” -- to block and undermine Trump’s every move.
At 2:45 a.m. ET on Nov. 8, 2016, television networks announced to a stunned nation that Pennsylvania’s 20 electoral had gone for Donald Trump, making him the president-elect of the United States, defying all odds in a surreal victory that sent the Deep State into an immediate sense of panic.
By dawn on Nov. 9, 2016, the Deep State forces that expected Hillary Clinton to continue the leftist politics of Barack Obama were already planning Donald Trump’s demise.
What emerged from the hard left was a political strategy calculated to block Donald Trump from being inaugurated, and if that failed, to make sure Donald Trump would not long serve out his term as 45th President of the United States.
'The Shadow Government secretly wields power in Washington' is true, but they aren't who Corsi says they are
Investigative journalist and conspiracy expert Jerome Corsi goes into shocking detail about how this Deep State or Shadow Government secretly wields power in Washington, and why the Deep State is dangerous – capable of assassinating Trump, if efforts to impeach him or to force him to resign fail.
Corsi will also define a three-point strategy Trump -- as a political independent, opposed both by Democratic Party enemies and GOP establishment -- must employ to stay in office and have a chance of a successful first term in office.
Since Corsi has defined the Deep State and the Shadow Government as "clandestine forces within the US intelligence apparatus," we need to take a closer look at that before proceeding. How does he know and how did he find out and why should his Shadow Government definition prevail—or even be taken seriously?
The simple answer to who is in charge: unelected neoconservatives with a radical not-so-democratic agenda. "The rise of a new breed of confidence men and women—think-tank members, government advisers, business consultants and television pundits—upend our democracy," says Janine Wedel. See Shadow Elite: How the World's New Power Brokers Undermine Democracy, Government, and the Free Market.
Mike Lofgren says the Deep State is “a hybrid association of key elements of government and parts of top-level finance and industry that is effectively able to govern the United States with only limited reference to the consent of the governed as normally expressed through elections.” See The Deep State: The Fall of the Constitution and the Rise of a Shadow Government.
The available evidence is that the shadow government plotted to grab wealth from the middle class and stick it into the pockets of the fat cat oligarchs that run things from behind the scene, so they did that, and the people were unhappy about that, and so the oligarchs then needed to spend enormous amounts of cash detecting any protesting or complaining. The NSA considered the written complaints as a release valve that wasted energy but did nothing. So citizens kept reading and writing books and websites about government corruption, shadow government sneakiness, and they felt betrayed as they saw democracy replaced by corporatocracy. See Requiem for the American Dream: The 10 Principles of Concentration of Wealth & Power, the best book of the 21st century. Also see Shadow Government: Surveillance, Secret Wars, and a Global Security State in a Single-Superpower World.
As Noam Chomsky says in Requiem for the American Dream: The 10 Principles of Concentration of Wealth & Power, the ladder of class mobility has been rigged so the nonrich cannot ascend to become the rich
In 2017, Corsi became the Washington, D.C. bureau chief for the conspiracy theory website InfoWars, which is an American conspiracy theorist and fake news website and media platform owned by Alex Jones's Free Speech Systems LLC. It was founded in 1999. Jerome Corsi's two other books, The Obama Nation and Unfit for Command, attacked Democratic presidential candidates and were criticized for including numerous inaccuracies. In other words, one takes what Corsi says wih a grain of salt—or a bucket full. His previous job was at WorldNetDaily, an American news and opinion website and online news aggregator which has been described as "fringe" and far right as well as politically conservative. The website is known for promoting falsehoods and conspiracy theories. Corsi, Catholic, has been accused by the American press "of being anti-Islamic, anti-Catholic, anti-Semitic and homophobic, and of exploiting racial prejudices in an attempt to 'scare white America'".
Corsi's writing is oozing with inaccuracies. In other words, one takes what Corsi says wih a grain of salt—or a bucket full
Corsi called for the impeachment of George W. Bush, which we and tens of millions of Americans agree with. On August 15, 2008, Corsi endorsed Constitution Party presidential candidate Chuck Baldwin, who had campaigned to reopen the investigation into the September 11, 2001 attacks in support of the 9/11 Truth movement and this, too, is a good idea, (tens of millions of intelligent Americans doubt the official cover story, as do we) since trying to explain away obvious controlled demolition as airplane related is like trying to explain JFK's death by saying Oswald was cleaning his rifle in the book depository and his hand slipped. On the other hand, Corsi is behind the shameful swiftboating smear that lied about a decorated war hero, John Kerry.
Alex Nichols thinks Corsi is a cockroach, able to squeeze through the cracks in American political discourse again and again
"What can be gleaned from this mishmash of wacko talking points that make up Corsi’s 13th book? Perhaps that we must take Corsi as he is: a cockroach, able to squeeze through the cracks in American political discourse again and again. But mostly, his ability to tailor his propaganda for whatever audience he deems profitable makes him an instructive case study in the persistence of far-right misinformation. . . . Trump must begin criminal prosecutions against Hillary Clinton and her supporters. . . . Underneath all the layers of fantasy and conspiracy in Jerome Corsi’s universe — the Satanic pedophile rings, the false flag school shootings, the secret payments to ISIS — it all boils down to 'impotent rage over black people on TV.' How nice of him to simplify it for us." (Source: The dark overlord of the deranged far-right Infowars editor Jerome Corsi’s new book is a case study in the persistence of misinformation, Alex Nichols, The Outline)
"Jerome Corsi is a birther who heads the Washington bureau of InfoWars, the conspiracy theory empire of Alex Jones. He’s the guy who says the Newtown massacre never happened and who once promoted claims of Hillary Clinton running a child sex ring out of a pizzeria. As Media Matters put it, 'No serious outlet should elevate Corsi’s opinion.'” (Source: Don’t legitimize the voices of crazy, Leonard Pitts Jr., Miami Herald)
Infowars' Jerome Corsi challenges Robert Mueller to a fight
[The ravings of] "JEROME CORSI: I'm fed up with this. I want to say to Mueller, let's go out in the backyard of the Justice Department. You got to have some -- let's duke it out. You want to behave like a thug? You want to behave like that? Well this is what you deserve. Let's duke it out. You're finished, you're a hack. The whole investigation is a criminal setup." (Source: Infowars' Jerome Corsi challenges Robert Mueller to a fight, From the March 29 edition of Genesis Communications Network's The Alex Jones Show, Media Matters)
Sean Hannity: Trump's legal team is combatting a deep state scheme. It's the one year anniversary of the Mueller witch hunt and the special counsel hasn't provided a shred of evidence of so-called collusion, says the anti-Mueller crew. Interestingly enough, though, neither has Hannity provided a shred of evidence of his so-called deep state scheme. The reason he adapted this expression from Corsi is that people tune in Hannity to hear whacked out conspiracy theories and innuendo and rightwing commentary. He even interviewed Corsi, lending a slight bit more credibility to Corsi's pernicious, unrelenting paranoia. Hannity's opinions are more fun and entertaining than real news, especially since his pal Donald Trump legitimized both fake news and conspiracy theories. Trump and Hannity don’t usually speak in the morning, which the president spends alone, watching TV and tweeting, but they talk often in the evening via phone. Trump's media exposure is mainly a complete dosage of Fox. (Which we are all sure will keep his views "fair and balanced"!)
The basket of deplorables: With this rare exposure of elitism at its worst, Hillary demonstrated why electing an elitist would be—in a word—deplorable
"You know, to just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the “basket of deplorables.”—Hillary Clinton, September 9, 2016
With this rare exposure of elitism at its worst, Hillary demonstrated why electing an elitist would be—in a word—deplorable. The media caught it and ran with it as if it were a winning play in an NFL game. Her fans found it to be anything but winning.
Hillary: You could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the 'basket of deplorables,' (and elitist Hillary shoots herself in the foot)
- The Shadow Government
- Shadow Government: Surveillance, Secret Wars, and a Global Security State in a Single-Superpower World
- When Corporations Rule the World
- The Rise of the American Corporate Security State
- The Secret History of the American Empire: Economic Hit Men, Jackals, and the Truth about Global Corruption
- Losing Our Way: An Intimate Portrait of a Troubled America
- The Crash of 2016: The Plot to Destroy America--and What We Can Do to Stop It
- The Deep State: The Fall of the Constitution and the Rise of a Shadow Government
- National Security and Double Government
- A Game As Old As Empire: The Secret World of Economic Hit Men and the Web of Global Corruption
- Hoodwinked: An Economic Hit Man Reveals Why the Global Economy IMPLODED -- and How to Fix It
Various authors see the shadow government from various perspectives—like the blind men and the elephant, but the overall gist is creepily similar
As it says in Killing the Deep State: The Fight to Save President Trump, "At Mueller’s instruction, the FBI picked the lock of Manafort’s front door and burst into his home while he and his wife were sleeping. This raid smacked of government prosecutorial impropriety, with Mueller using police-state strong-arm tactics to intimidate a target of the investigation. Mueller’s intended result was to strike terror not only into the hearts of Manafort and his family but also into the minds and hearts of any Washington operatives still supporting President Donald J. Trump."
"Given that Manafort was cooperating with Mueller’s investigation, it is likely that the predawn raid yielded documentary evidence that Manafort would have handed over willingly, had the Department of Justice bothered to ask. What the gestapo-like break-in signals is that Mueller, as special counselor, has joined forces with the Democratic Party, the mainstream media, and Deep State intelligence agency operatives who are out to destroy the Trump administration. . . . The risk the Deep State faced if Trump actually succeeded in winning the election was the exposure of four traitorous US presidencies. George H. W. Bush, along with Bill Clinton, George W. Bush (Dubya), and Barack Obama, engineered such criminal travesties as the invasion of Iraq, a 'fast-and-furious' gunrunning to the Mexican drug cartels, more illegal gunrunning to Libya and Syria, as well as a plan to support the Muslim Brotherhood’s penetration of the top levels of the US national security apparatus."
Corsi is telling the truth—except for the Deep State baloney
Considering the source—a conspiracy theorist whack-job—it is amazing that it is all true, including the Manafort raid and all the rest. Except for the Deep State baloney. And Corsi is right we need to stop NSA spying on innocent American citizens. And Corsi is right that Hillary’s 2016 presidential campaign championed a hard-left brand of identity politics featuring political correctness at its worst, such as hatred of white skin, considering all whites as racist victimizers, considering all blacks to be victims deserving favoritism such as stacked admissions policies in Universities and at job sites and in approving scholarships. Tens of millions of whites had been victims of black skin privilege and fed-up whites who wanted no more of this racist discrimination couldn't wait to vote for Trump rather than Hillary—Obama 2.0 in a skirt.
Corsi says that Trump must not delay in “draining the swamp.” Unfortunately, he did worse than delay. He STOCKED the swamp with oligarchs and parasites.
Draining the Swamp—Trump promised to 'drain the swamp' in Washington, dumping people who were only there to exploit their positions
Stocking the Swamp—Contrary to his promise to 'drain the swamp' in Washington, Trump has filled his cabinet with millionaires and billionaires who are already exploiting their positions
The author draws our attention to the "left-wing conspiracy against Trump" in the form of collecting "Russian collusion evidence the FBI had been quietly accumulating against the Trump campaign." And yet we all saw the suspicious behavior between Putin and Trump and we all learned the Russians had helped Trump win, so the FBI was merely doing its job to gather what evidence they could in such highly suspicious circumstances. Purposeful manipulation of an election is highly illegal. See Fake News: How Propaganda Influenced the 2016 Election, A Historical Comparison to 1930's Germany
If we ever lose our alternative media websites and publishers, all is lost and fascistic stormtroopers will be goosestepping their way to our door
In the context of the United States of America and its election processes in the 2010s, fake news generated considerable controversy and argument, with some commentators defining concern over it as moral panic or mass hysteria and others worried about damage done to public trust.
"'Pope backs Trump', 'Hillary sold weapons to ISIS', 'FBI Agent Suspected in Hillary Email Leaks Found Dead'—these fake headlines all went viral on Facebook in the run up to the election, gaining such high engagement that BuzzFeed published an analysis on how they had outperformed real news on Facebook." (Source: What is fake news? Its origins and how it grew in 2016, James Carson, The Telegraph)
Fake news headlines full of lies about Hillary all went viral on Facebook in the run up to the 2016 election, throwing the election to the orange oligarch; happily, Facebook is henceforth requiring ID and SSN to accept political ads on their platform; ID includes a picture of a government-issued ID and a U.S. mailing address (Source: Facebook now requires your Social Security number to buy political ads, CNN, NBC26)
At times, Corsi's ostentatious hyperbole is breathtaking, such as this foolishness: "To save his presidency, Trump must expose a host of criminally cunning Deep State political operatives as enemies to the Constitution, including John Brennan, Eric Holder, Loretta Lynch, James Comey, and Robert Mueller—as well as Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton."
Corsi magnifies the communications between FBI agents Strzok and Page to mean they were biased in the work they were doing because of the anti-Trump hate sentiment they shared. The majority of agents will of course be found to dislike the orange oligarch since he is anything but ingratiating. These are judgments and political views shared by the majority of Americans, and agents are people so discovering that they are humans with opinions is hardly a smoking gun. But it is one thing to hold opinions and quite another thing to let these opinions destroy one's objectivity, which there is no evidence that they did. Corsi then takes their private texts out of context and twists their words to mean—in his fevered imagination—a conspiracy to stop Trump from winning or at least dumping him once he was inaugurated. Building on this paranoid rant, he then concludes that they need to be indicted for treason for plotting a coup d’état against a legitimately elected president of the United States. When political opinions we ALL have become conspiracy, treason, and plotting a coup d’état, we are ALL criminals. Thankfully, the evidence is about opinions and fears but not about loss of objectivity in doing their jobs. The "smoking gun" was merely Corsi blowing smoke up our tailpipes.
In other words, Corsi was up to his old tricks, doing what he does best: promoting falsehoods and conspiracy theories. The evidence shows that the man will do virtually anything to get book sales. By Corsi logic, anti-Trump hate sentiment in the man on the street is treasonous and evidence we are plotting assassinations or coups. This isn't "fuzzy logic," it is nonlogic—the conclusion in no way follows from the premise.
By Corsi logic, anti-Trump hate sentiment in the man on the street is treasonous and evidence we are plotting assassinations or coups—and yet no one is doing anything of the kind—in truth, the Orange Oligarch is his own worst enemy and many are expecting he'll cross the line and end up impeached, and the G.O.P. would be more comfortable with a reliable, predictable Pence anyway
When agents and lovers Strzok and Page were removed from Mueller’s investigatory dream team, it was because they were silly enough to put their political opinions in writing, instead of consigning them to pillow talk. "I had the occasion to work closely with Special Agent Peter Strzok and never experienced even a hint of political bias. He was one of the most competent [counterintelligence] agents, and a role model," a former senior Trump administration official said, adding that Strzok was evenhanded in all his dealings with the Trump White House. (Source: FBI Russia investigator axed from Mueller team over texts disparaging Trump, Karoun Demirjian and Devlin Barrett, Chicago Tribune)
"The 'texts,' in this narrative, are the new version of Hillary Clinton’s private server emails — a kind of totem that conservatives can point to in order to prove that their enemies really are nefarious and that proof of their wildest theories is there if only someone could find it. This is typical in conspiracy theories; strange coincidences are strung together in a narrative that looks scary if you squint at it right. The absence of proof is taken as its own kind of proof. What’s atypical about this conspiracy is that it’s being embraced by much of the conservative movement [who lately seem to be getting their news exclusively from Fox News in general and Hannity in particular] — up to and including the president of the United States. . . . The 'texts' have struck a chord because they play directly into the growing Republican strategy to counter the Mueller probe." (Source: The growing conservative conspiracy theory about missing FBI texts, explained, Zack Beauchamp, Vox)
[Adherents of a FBI conspiracy theory the rightwing uses to distract attention from the Mueller probe believe that] "the couple’s 2016 texts criticizing Trump—which were recovered from their government cellphones, provided to Congress and shared with some reporters—prove they were out to get the then-candidate. This doesn’t make a lot of sense on its face. . . . But the idea that Strzok and Page were secretly working against Trump during the 2016 campaign has spread like a rumor in a middle school anyway. And since early last month, critics of the special counsel investigation have cited the couple’s texts to suggest that the special counsel probe was compromised or should be shut down." (Source: Here’s What The FBI Lovers’ Secret Texts Actually Say About Trump, Clinton And Leaks, Ryan J. Reilly and Nick Baumann, Huffington Post)
Conservative wet dreams are that the FBI will be so discredited that the Mueller probe disappears in a puff of smoke
All this "much ado about nothing" attempting to make the molehill of political opinions into the mountain of conspiracy and a compromised FBI "witch-hunt" probe show just how desperately Trump wants the probe to just disappear. The rules of evidence and proof are such that this blown-up affair (of conservative wet dreams about the FBI being so discredited that the Mueller probe disappears in a puff of smoke) will get nowhere and merely wastes everyone's time as it gives the far-right press a wonderful conspiracy theory to recycle endlessly.