Erick Erickson: The intelligence community vs. Trump. We’re watching a low level coup, America
Fox News Opinion ^ | 02/16/2017 | Erick Erickson
Posted on 2/17/2017, 1:52:49 AM by ForYourChildren
A lot of people who think Edward Snowden and Bradley Manning are American heroes are under the impression Donald Trump and members of his administration are traitors. Hollywood celebrities are openly calling for a military coup. Political commentators are comparing Donald Trump’s election to 9/11 or Pearl Harbor because, allegedly and with no evidence, Russia stole the election. I would encourage you to read John Podhoretz on just how bad this situation could get.
On the other side, more and more Trump supporters are treating the American intelligence community as the enemy. The president grows more suspicious of the intel community by the way and he has good reason to do so.
This is all going to end badly. Just about all of us were wrong about where 2016 would lead and now we can all see the worst case on the horizon.
The left is in a nonstop state of agitation calling for mass resistance. Trump supporters are looking to settle scores. Democrats have every incentive to play up unproven allegations that the Russians tampered with the election. Republicans have every reason to play up the theory that the intelligence community is out to get the President.
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