Shaking the Deep State

That’s the basic idea, gentlemen and traitors:

US President Donald Trump’s nomination of an inexperienced but loyal partisan to become the director of national intelligence (DNI) is an attempt to “neutralise” US spy agencies as an independent and objective voice on global affairs, former intelligence officials warned. It follows the announcement that Dan Coats, one of the most senior national security officials willing to contradict Trump, is to leave the post next month after disagreements with him over policy and intelligence, including on Russian interference in the US election and on North Korean nuclear capabilities.

Step by step, the Storm approaches. C(oates) before D(eclas). US spy agencies aren’t supposed to be independent and objective and self-serving. They’re supposed to be loyal to the US President and dedicated to the national interests of Americans.