Former National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster made a recent comment that will surely leave believers of the ‘deep state’ wondering.
McMaster, during an interview with “60 minutes,” stated there is a group of people within the White House who believe they are saving the world “from the President.”
He believes there are three groups of people operating within the administration.
“There is certainly one group of people there who are there to serve the elected president and to serve the country,” said McMaster.
“I think there are other groups there though, as well, a second group that is there really, instead of providing options to the elected president, they really want to advance their narrow agendas,” he admitted.
The third group is one Raw Story defines as “secret members.”
Regarding competing groups in the West Wing, former national security adviser H.R. McMaster says there’s one group of advisors “who cast themselves in the role of saving the country and maybe the world from the president.” https://t.co/YBUCccl25v pic.twitter.com/w7UMrFBGBx
— 60 Minutes (@60Minutes) September 21, 2020
H.R. McMaster Downplays the Deep State
McMaster explained there is “a third group … who cast themselves in the role of saving the country and maybe the world from the president.”
He did add, though, that he believes this is the case with “any administration.”
“60 Minutes” reiterated the point, saying “as in all administrations, the West Wing was riven by rivals.”
Reporter Scott Pelley pressed McMaster on whether or not he fell into the group trying to save the world from Donald Trump.
“No,” he replied. “It was my duty to help the president come to his own decisions.”
Was it not your duty to let him know there were people trying to undermine the duly elected President?
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) September 21, 2020
Trump Believes in a Deep State
President Trump recently accused a “deep state” at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) trying to slow down the testing of COVID vaccines.
“The deep state, or whoever, over at the FDA is making it very difficult for drug companies to get people in order to test the vaccines and therapeutics,” he tweeted weeks ago.
“Obviously, they are hoping to delay the answer until after November 3rd. Must focus on speed, and saving lives!”
While McMaster contends there is a ‘deep state’ battling every administration, there hasn’t likely been quite at the level of those battling President Trump.
No. Mindless is having evidence and refusing to look or accept it. Mindless is seeing an impeachment process and allowing the MSM do all of YOUR homework. Mindless, is not believing in a deep state in 16, AND STILL BELIEVING NONE EXISTS IN 2020. #Landslide2020 @realDonaldTrump https://t.co/QtOTLf73Dg
— Glenn Beck (@glennbeck) September 17, 2020
Recently released documents from the Department of Justice show multiple members of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team that investigated the President engaged in some shady activity.
They “accidentally wiped” their phones after the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) requested them.
Meanwhile, the Senate Homeland Security Committee has voted to authorize over three dozen subpoenas and depositions of Obama-era officials.
The officials – which include former FBI Director James Comey – were involved in the 2016 Russia investigation into the Trump campaign.
These seem like ‘deep state’ actors, some of who engaged in a cover-up.
Newly released DOJ records show that multiple top members of Mueller’s investigative team claimed to have “accidentally wiped” at least 15 (!) phones used during the anti-Trump investigation after the DOJ OIG asked for the devies to be handed over. https://t.co/VVUnfZVolm pic.twitter.com/p50PnoCBse
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) September 10, 2020
A Daily Beast article from 2018 parrots exactly what McMaster is saying, with some in the Justice Department practically admitting to their ‘deep state’ activities.
“We see ourselves as rebels,” one official told the Beast, laughing at the notion.
They added that a “senior official” in the anti-Trump movement who had written an anonymous New York Times op-ed was cause for celebration.
A separate official admitted actual celebrations took place after the ‘resistance’ op-ed was published.
“We even went around fist-bumping each other,” they said.