Propaganda from without and within!
A recent narrative has taken hold among journalists and pundits that a “deep state” is behind the recent flood of leaks embarrassing the Trump Administration. It is a notion that the Administration and its supporters have firmly embraced. The claim is that Obama holdovers in the Intelligence Community (IC) are sabotaging the Trump Administration by leaking sensitive material to make the White House look bad. The downfall of National Security Advisor Michael Flynn is held up as an example of this practice. This concept is nonsense.