The most dangerous members of the internal embedded resistance to President Donald J. Trump reside in the many unelected bureaucrats who are silently taking actions to sabotage the Trump agenda. Although the left likes to make fun of those who reference the “deep state” in the intelligence community, the evidence is strong that the intelligence leadership, and some in the law enforcement community, actively tried to thwart the candidacy of Trump and undermine the agenda.
The idea of the “deep state” is that there are elements in the federal government that do not answer to the people. The intelligence community has been the primary offender in recent years, but unelected bureaucrats in the military or law enforcement community could also play a role. The usual offenders are people at the upper echelons of government who feel like they can do whatever they want with little likelihood they will ever get caught. This is not a tin foil hat conspiracy theory, it is fact, and we have witnessed evidence of resistance to the election of President Trump within the Trump administration over the past few years.
A few examples from the intelligence and law enforcement community show the damage the “deep state” has inflicted on democracy. President Trump argued that Former FBI Director James Comey leaked classified information and lied to Congress while conducting an investigation into Hillary Clinton in a way that assumed, she was going to win the presidency. The smoking gun came on July 5, 2016, when then Director Comey announced that no charges would be brought against Clinton despite the fact that she had compromised national security with a home brew private server email system that was set up to avoid disclosure of public records to the American public.