CNN: Spicer doesn't reject concept of 'Deep State'
Washington (CNN)Asked whether a "deep state" of entrenched government employees exists, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Friday that some federal employees were working to advance the previous administration's agenda.
"I think that there's no question when you have eight years of one party in office, there are people who stay in government -- and continue to espouse the agenda of the previous administration," Spicer said.
What's a 'Deep State'
"So I don't think it should come as any surprise there are people that burrowed into government during eight years of the last administration and may have believed in that agenda and may continue to seek it," he went on. "I don't think that should come as a surprise."
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WNU editor: It was the Intercept reporter Glenn Greenwald .... the journalist who posted NSA leaker Edward Snowden's NSA files .... who first coined the term "Deep State". All new governments when they come to power are always faced with a bureaucracy that may not be sympathetic to them. But with time these opponents are usually either fired or transferred elsewhere. I expect the same to happen with the Trump administration.
More News On The "Deep State"
Sean Spicer suggests there may be an organized 'deep state' group leftover from the Obama administration working to undermine Trump -- Daily Mail
Spicer won’t reject idea that ‘deep state’ opposes Trump -- The Hill
Five myths about the deep state -- Marc Ambinder, Politico
The Deep State Is a Figment of Steve Bannon’s Imagination -- Loren Dejonge Schulman, Politico
What is the “deep state”? -- The Economist