...aimed at undermining democracy.
Former intelligence officer Glenn Carle doesn’t think much of President Donald Trump’s efforts to muddy the waters of special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election — but he believes Trump’s ultimate goal is something much darker.
Writing in the Daily Beast, Carle says that the president is doing everything in his power to attack and discredit any agency or organization that might hold him accountable for his actions.
“The idea of the ‘Deep State’ opposing elected leaders and the rule of law is — I will be blunt here — a fascist concept, which is intended to discredit the institutions of democracy,” he writes. “It is done, precisely, so that a ‘Leader’ can represent the ‘people’ without the encumbrance of law or representative institutions.”