In his new book titled “The Deep State: How an army of bureaucrats protected Barack Obama and is working to destroy Donald Trump,” Jason Chaffetz alleges that the deep state is very real.
His book, which is set to be published on September 18, details the lengths the intelligence community is going to in an attempt to undermine Trump.
“The Deep State is real,” Chaffetz wrote, according to the Salt Lake Tribune.
“They don’t like exposure, accountability or responsibility. They fight back, outlast and work the system for their advantage. And they certainly don’t like disruptive forces such as Donald Trump.”
Of course, this flies in the face of ‘lying’ former FBI Director James Comey, who exclaimed in May that:
“There is no deep state, but there’s a deep culture and commitment to the rule of law that runs all the way down through not just the Department of Justice and the FBI but the military services and the intelligence community. It would be interesting to see what would happen next,”
Chaffetz, a former congressman from Utah, resigned from Congress in June 2017. At the time, that was about six months into Trump’s presidency. Chaffetz then decided to take a job as a political analyst for the FOX News Channel and the FOX Business Network, according to USA Today.
Chaffetz says that the devastating Benghazi incident is what uncovered a larger problem in the corrupt government.
“Without exposing Benghazi we might never have learned that Hillary Clinton was using her private email server to conduct government business and transmit classified information,” Chaffetz wrote.
“Benghazi was a symptom of a much deeper problem at the State Department. Their decisions were based not on a security calculation, but on a political one.”
Chaffetz also tosses the Department of Justice firmly under the bus in his book as well. The DOJ is a frequent target of both Trump and the House Freedom Caucus.
“The DOJ should be protecting us,” Chaffetz wrote.
“And yet it is the federal agency that stands head and shoulders above the rest in enabling the Swamp.”
The leftists both in political positions and amongst the public see Chaffetz as going after Obama while allowing Trump to run free.
“Despite issuing a steady stream of far-reaching subpoenas during the Obama Administration, the Oversight Committee has essentially gone dormant under the Trump Administration, and Chairman Chaffetz’s successor has not issued a single subpoena to anyone, on any issue, ever,” Elijah Cummings, a Democrat from Maryland and the top Democrat on the House oversight panel said.
Chaffetz, who resigned from Congress six months into Trump’s presidency, writes about his exasperation with federal workers during Obama’s time in office and how he felt stonewalled by bureaucrats on requests for documents and pushback on gathering information that he felt should be made public.
And he details well-publicized cases of government workers who truly messed up — and were caught doing so — as well as his battles with the IRS, Transportation Security Administration and the Secret Service.
The book begins with Chaffetz’s investigation into the Sept. 11, 2012, attack against a U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, and the congressman’s frustration with being shadowed by a State Department attorney on a trip to the country a month after four Americans, including the U.S. ambassador, were killed there.
The State Department minder, Chaffetz says, would “contribute nothing” to the fact-finding mission.
“He is a State Department lawyer who specializes in Freedom of Information Act requests — or, more specifically, how to keep information hidden from the public … and from a congressman,” Chaffetz writes.
That trip, he says, turned up details the Obama administration didn’t want discovered and led to more congressional inquiries and eventually a special House committee to probe the attacks.
It also yielded a very important detail about then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
“Without exposing Benghazi we might never have learned that Hillary Clinton was using her private email server to conduct government business and transmit classified information,” Chaffetz says. “Benghazi was a symptom of a much deeper problem at the State Department. Their decisions were based not on a security calculation, but on a political one.”
Chaffetz also attacks the Justice Department, calling it a “pillar” of the Deep State, offering instance after instance of actions he finds troubling, from the “Fast and Furious” gun program that led to the United States giving thousands of weapons to Mexican cartels to what he believes was a botched investigation of Clinton’s emails.
James E Windsor, Overpasses News Desk