Maverick Democrat acknowledges America is facing insider threat

politics | May 18, 2017 | By Martin Barillas

Dennis Kucinich, a maverick Democrat who once served in the House of Representatives for Ohio, fears that the  "deep state" within the federal bureaucracy is effectively attempting a coup d’etat to destroy Donald Trump's presidency. He told Fox News’ Sean Hannity on Wednesday nigtht, "The political process of the United States of America being under attack by intelligence agencies and individuals in those agencies." 
 
Americans, Kucinich said, should put country ahead of partisan politics and acknowledge that the federal government is "under attack from within."
 
"You have politicization of agencies that is resulting in leaks from anonymous, unknown people and the intention is to take down a president," Kucinich said. "Now, this is very dangerous to America. It's a threat to our republic, it constitutes a clear and present danger to our way of life. So we have to be asking, what is the motive of these people? Who's putting these leaks out? Why doesn't somebody come forward and make a charge and put their name and reputation behind it, instead of attacking through the media and not substantiating their position?"
 
"Our first allegiance is to our country," Kucinich said. "This isn't about one president, this is about the political process of the United States of America being under attack by intelligence agencies and individuals in those agencies, yes, as you said there might be good people in there, but there are certain individuals who are lifers who want to be able to direct the policy of the country. And if the president stands in their way whether it's a Democrat or Republican they'll just try to run that person out."
 
Responding, Hannity asked Kucinich, "Let me just repeat what you said, you're saying President Trump is under attack by the deep state intelligence community. Fair statement?" "I believe that," Kucinich answerd. "Not only that, Sean, it has to be pointed out in October of 2016, that same deep state overrode the decision of President Obama and Secretary Kerry, to come to an agreement with Russia to a ceasefire in Syria.
 
“They overrode it and launched an attack against a Syrian military base. So, this is a problem in our country. We've got to protect our nation here. People have to be aware of what's going on. We've got to stand up for America, this isn't about Democrat, Republican. This is about getting what's going on in the moment and understanding that our country itself is under attack from within.”


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Martin Barillas is a former US diplomat and the editor of Spero News.

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