Now fired FBI director James Comey said during a question and answer session that there is no deep state … before describing the existence of the deep state perfectly.
He called it a “deep culture.”
Comey: Firing Mueller could be "utterly ineffective" because there is a deep culture of commitment to the rule of law in the FBI pic.twitter.com/gKhQAzjZCA
— Axios (@axios) May 1, 2018
The context was a question about what would happen if Trump were to fire special counsel Robert Mueller. Comey was specifically addressing whether those under Trump would adhere to such an order.
“There is no deep state, but there’s a deep culture and commitment to the rule of law that runs all the way down through not just the Department of Justice and the FBI but the military services and the intelligence community. It would be interesting to see what would happen next,” Comey said.
So basically, he is saying that the deep state does exist and it would try to prevent Trump from firing Mueller.
— Dale Jackson (@TheDaleJackson) May 1, 2018
Yeah, we’ve seen that in action… https://t.co/z0JCY7g3Iy
— Instapundit.com (@instapundit) May 1, 2018
Regardless of your feelings about Trump firing Mueller, it is interesting to see Comey describe exactly what he says does not exist.