Donald Trump is nothing if not extremly smart and cunning.
And he knows when he’s not fighting a fair fight. Like he said just recently at his rally in Pensecola, the system is rigged! It’s a rigged system and it’s real bad.
He was speaking about how the system is rigged against normal Americans, but it also had a second meaning. The system is rigged to make it nearly impossible for any person not a part of the Deep State to ever honestly represent real Americans and bring real change.
That was, until they met Donald Trump.
President Trump is systematically dismantling the rigged system and the Deep State agents that seek to take him down at every turn. It’s very real and very dangerous.
So much so that President Trump cannot trust the rats and moles that infest the CIA, FBI and other agencies, all controlled by the Deep State.
So President Trump is doing the only rational thing he can do: create his own network that he can actually trust. It’s war, and Trump knows he needs to arm himself.
Source - The Hill
Here are the breaking details confirming the story, from The Hill:
The Trump White House is reportedly considering a proposal for a global, private spy network to counter “'deep state' enemies” who want to undermine Trump’s presidency, according to a report in The Intercept.
The proposals for the network were reportedly developed by Blackwater founder Erik Prince – who is also the brother of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos – as well as retired CIA officer John Maguire and Oliver North, who was heavily involved in the Iran-Contra scandal and was reportedly brought on board to “sell the effort” to the administration.
The spies would be “off the books,” sidestepping official U.S. intelligence agencies and would report directly to CIA Director Mike Pompeo, according to current and former U.S. intelligence officials, the Intercept reported.
A former senior U.S. intelligence official with knowledge of the proposals told the Intercept that Pompeo doesn’t trust the “CIA bureaucracy,” so a global spy network is necessary to collect intelligence that is not shared with the intelligence community.
“Pompeo can’t trust the CIA bureaucracy, so we need to create this thing that reports just directly to him,” the source told the news outlet. “It is a direct-action arm, totally off the books.”
Trump has brought up the “deep state” repeatedly during his presidency, alleging that there are officials in politics and government departments and agencies who seek to undermine his administration.
The network would reportedly consist of an “army of spies” in countries worldwide, including in North Korea and Iran, both of which are currently “denied areas” for U.S. intelligence.
While sources told The Intercept that Vice President Pence was among those who had been briefed on the plan, a spokesperson for Pence said there was “no record of [Prince] ever having met with or briefed the VP.”
Two former senior intelligence officials told the news outlet that Pompeo has “embraced” the plan and is pressuring the White House to adopt the proposal.
The Intercept also reported that individuals involved with the plans have held secret meetings with potential donors in the Trump Hotel.
A spokesman for the National Security Council told the Intercept that the White House “does not and would not support such a proposal,” and that he could find “no evidence” that the proposals were ever brought to the attention of the White House or the National Security Council, and a CIA spokesperson told the Intercept, “You have been provided wildly inaccurate information by people peddling an agenda.”