Ex-NSA Director Warns Against Deep State Coup

An ex-NSA director has warned that an impeachment of Trump will look like a coup by the Deep State. Breitbart reports:

Michael Hayden, the former director of the National Security Agency (NSA), warned Thursday that impeaching President Donald Trump would have unintended consequences and could further delegitimize the intelligence community.

Hayden, a frequent critic of President Trump, told Hill.TV’s Krystal Ball and Buck Sexton that he believes “impeachment would be a bad idea.”

“If President Trump is somehow forced to leave office before the end of his first term, one-third of America will believe it was a soft coup conducted by people, well frankly like everybody here at the table would be their view,” Hayden said. “I think the only way we move beyond this in any way that’s healthy for our democracy is we vote,” the Obama-era intelligence official added.

Hayden is among a handful of former Deep State officials under consideration for having their security clearance revoked amid concerns of profiteering from access to sensitive government intelligence. Last week, the former NSA chief, along with other veteran intelligence officials, issued a statement condemning President Trump for revoking the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan.

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Fred Mertz
Fred Mertz
3 years ago

Not, “look like” but, “will be”.

Maxx
3 years ago
Reply to  Fred Mertz

When any government employee or politician or member of an administration leaves office their security clearance should be revoked immediately. That’s what happens in the private sector and the military.

Mathew Mok
Mathew Mok
3 years ago
Reply to  Maxx

RIGHT ON! Other then some sleze bag caper to enrich themselves or damage the country what in the hell dose an ex anything need with a clearance?

Better yet, Clearance or not. How are they gaining access to the material after they are no longer employed or are out of office? – Who ever let’s them into run wild should be arrested and sent to the pen. = Remember the kid that took a picture of his bunk? He mad the can so fast his feet fifn’t even tough the ground and that was nothing compared with what these pbama snotballs are doing.

bouboulina
3 years ago

Tantamount to treason by Obama & his “Career Conditional”-armored Employee Holdovers–with emphasis on the DoJ & FBI quislings. What an utterly insane, sickening state of affairs for the greatest country in human history. Many heads should roll, literally. We are teetering on the brink of wholesale anarchy which could leave us as a nation open to attack by any number of external enemies as well.

Freebie
Freebie
3 years ago
Reply to  bouboulina

Beautifully articulated!!

SPRSPK
SPRSPK
3 years ago
Reply to  bouboulina

Total agreement!!!!! What do these global/socialist/communist think other countries will b doing while we r having a civil war? This is NOT the 1860s, the oceans r no longer a buffer. While we fight China grabs all pacific possessions (yes including Hawaii) Russia moves east & south thru. Alaska, (don’t really believe Canada can stop Russia by themselves?) Cuba moves on Florida & Mexico will take back it’s former possessions. The south west (especially Mexiifornia) already has millions of 5th columnists ready 2 rise up.The rest will b a mop up action perhaps some 2nd A people might hold out 4 a while in the mountains.

Maxx
3 years ago
Reply to  SPRSPK

Right now the most powerful person in America seems to be Mueller who is a known partisan political criminal and one of the most corrupt and abusive of lawyers. He has a record of getting convictions of innocent people by “manufacturing crimes” by utilizing the “immunity game to get people to lie”. The first time I saw his face I thought “this guy is a criminal himself” . All I had to do was wait for the information to come out, and plenty has come out for when he was head of the FBI.

SC Gal
SC Gal
11 months ago
Reply to  SPRSPK

Red Dawn…this grandma has a gun and will use it. At my age, “life in prison” is not that intimidating…

Robert
Robert
3 years ago
Reply to  bouboulina

Exactly what I’ve been saying for months.

Donald Mccormick
3 years ago

Those DEMONRATs do not seem to be avle to do anything correctly because they are only interested in filling their wallets and the people do not like that because that makes them look a LOT like the CROOKS they say they do not like and sem to have NO concern over how they dole out the money to others.

yogiman
yogiman
3 years ago

Donald, they are acting more like communist now than democrats. It looks like they’ve changed their diapers.

Freebie
Freebie
3 years ago

The money is the least of it, as Hussein-Obama showed us, the Socialist and Liberal Democrats are willing to destroy the entire country for power. They don’t care who or what they destroy so they can assure themselves of ABSOLUTE POWER!!

Tony Rowell
Tony Rowell
3 years ago
Reply to  Freebie

the next civil war will cost 30 to 50 milion lives like, compairing it to the first against a bar room brawl to the Viet Nam war,,, people ain’t seen ugly yet

Bruce
Bruce
3 years ago
Reply to  Tony Rowell

There is already a requirement to PAY back “ALL” the innocent blood spilt in Abortion as performed in this nation! There have been 63 million unborn lives that will be required to be paid back in full! You can be sure that Innocent Blood will be paid back! Proverbs 6:17 KJV Life shall go for life!

ONTIME
ONTIME
3 years ago

Since there is obviously a need to politically abuse the privilege of having a extended security clearance, it now calls for a review of who did what with the honor of having this perk and why should they retain it…..We have this big fat over perked over privileged bureaucracy for the benefit of elitism and a way to suck up money that is ethically out of bounds..time for real changes to control this privileged elitism……..MAGA is the goal….America for Americans is a fact….

SusanL
SusanL
3 years ago
Reply to  ONTIME

I agree. The abuse of power by Washington elitist and the end to their cash flow and privileges is needed now.

Maxx
3 years ago
Reply to  SusanL

Anybody know of a politician or employee of a government agency that is not in the top ten percent of Americans, financially?

harrison burnel
harrison burnel
3 years ago

ALL ex govt employees and military need their sc pulled when they leave service. in the army i had one for yrs and when i left it went away. need to know and they dont have the need. if the prez wants you, he can get it back for you. it is not a right. it is dangerous as we are finding out with the crazies that have them now…..more have sc than carter has little liver pills.

Bob
Bob
3 years ago

Harrison burnel, I agree with you on this. I also had the highest security clearance available (Top Secret Crypto Logic and Crypto Graphic plus code word access) when I left the government service and even had a duty and travel restriction of 2 years (where I could not travel to certain countries). Everyone who leaves government service needs to lose their clearance when they leave. It is very expensive to keep these clearances up to date because background checks have to be performed every few years. Most of these people will never need access to classified material again because most Administrations will never ask someone from another political Party to give them briefings or advise.

Mathew Mok
Mathew Mok
3 years ago
Reply to  Bob

I do not approve of even admitting you ever had a security clearance. Nobody on the “outside” needs to know that. – I am very serious about things like this,,,,,and no I will not tell you weather I had a clearance or not.

Harry Townsend
3 years ago

My Question for the left and the Deep State, the crooks in the DOJ/FBI along with the Mueller team. Are you ready to die for what you believe in?

Fred Mertz
Fred Mertz
3 years ago
Reply to  Harry Townsend

What they believe in is communism, and yes, they are ready to die for it. And I will be happy to give them whatever assistance they require.

yogiman
yogiman
3 years ago
Reply to  Fred Mertz

I would love to go back to my old boy hood days of fighting bullies.

Richard R. Tryon
3 years ago

Who is the “Deep State” leader willing to search for Anti- zealots against the U.S. Constitution and its elected President by leading a coup? Is it one that will refuse to fight if he/she can get say a N. Korean dictator to just bring on a major War as a coup is under way? Or just one trying to destroy American quest for finding jobs for the 20 million Obama refused to count as unemployed? Maybe half of them did manage to exhaust unemployment and then gain permanent disability; but many would be happy to discover that they had been rehabilitated to go to work instead of living off of welfare.

We do hope that such a leader will have courage to come out into the open. After all-will the FBI or CIA want to stop or reveal?

Ricardo Parks
Ricardo Parks
3 years ago

Harrison, I agree. I had a Secret clearance in the military for my whole career. But when I got to my final assignment they decided that I needed a Top Secret. That was due to the clearance inflation bug that was going around thd DOD. Since it was obvious that a TS wasn’t needed in my job, I declined to apply for it. A clearance should only be based on the job that a person has at the time. When they leave, separate or retire the clearance should be either vacated or suspended. Another security clearance can be requested if a person goes into another job that requires one. They should never be a “forever” thing.

Frank2525
Frank2525
3 years ago
Reply to  Ricardo Parks

Security Clearances are granted after application, directeded by a superior official, who sees needs for individual to have clearance. After it is granted, that official or others will determine just which programs or missions the individual have NEED TO KNOW. And that will be controlled, so one individual does not become too knowledgeable of many programs, and become a target for questioning or trying to learn of the programs That clearance, with need to know, is for future access and use.
When individuals leave the project, or are reassigned, they have no need to retrain such clearance. Can always be reinstated, in future, if needed, though new investigation may be necessary. Individuals getting clearance must be honest, reliable, and trust worthy, and remain so. ALL OF THOSE NO LONGER WORKING IN PROJECT, NEED CLEARANCE CANCELLED. .

dprato
dprato
3 years ago

Well if the Deep State even believes for a minute that Trump supporters are going to peacefully accept any impeachment of the President based on the Dog and Pony show they have been putting on for the past few years they are making a fatal mistake. There WILL be a CIVIL WAR in this Country and those in Congress will bear the brunt as will the leaders particularly in the DOJ and FBI and anyone remotely responsible for such an act in the Government past and present. Be warned that their are millions of law abiding citizens who never cause any kinds of problems who will not tolerate impeaching a President based on the nonsense we have observed over the past couple of years. Period.

Susan Lindauer
Susan Lindauer
3 years ago

Go ahead & make our day, you [email protected]@@RS. Try it & we’ll arrest Every One of You for High Treason. We’ll lock you in a solitary confinement for 30 years in Supermax Prison. In November, when the Red Wall stops the “blue wave,” you’ll realize how angry we really are.

yogiman
yogiman
3 years ago
Reply to  Susan Lindauer

Put them in Gitmo and feed one to the sharks every month. Can’t let the sharks get too hungry. They might want them all in one feeding.

yogiman
yogiman
3 years ago

We God loving citizens elected Donald Trump to be our president. For the “Deep Staters” to try to take him out of office tells us we actually did not elect them to represent us, but to represent themselves. To ‘attack’ our president is attacking us. All Hell will break loose and a war against ‘us and them’ will be one helluva battle. And I believe there is many more of us than them, so, come on you damn fools.

sequoyausa
sequoyausa
3 years ago

They will do ANYTHING to hold on to their power! Time for “we the people” to see that the heads that have earned it, roll.(figuratively, please!)

Ingrid Forsberg
Ingrid Forsberg
3 years ago

That there is even talk of usurping power in this United States is beyond dangerous, it is deadly. As long as every honest, law-abiding American prays, votes, & stands firm for what our founding fathers left us with the deep state cannot take charge. They’ll try & try hard. But your vote & prayers are more powerful because God is Almighty.

Don
Don
3 years ago

We know that is the intent of the lefty trash including the RINOs and I cane see where he’s absolutely correct, and the very reason we want the swamp drained or all hell will break loose due to the treason. They think they’ll never have enough blood on their hands to be stopped.

Shirley Ann
Shirley Ann
3 years ago

For 8 long years, Obama/Clinton have prepared the Deep State Bureaucracy for the Mission of transforming America into the Marxist Hades Hole of their Dreams.
But President Trump has put an end to the Reign of Mercenary GOV LACKEYS!
The Lackeys want Civil War, but one of their Chief Henchmen, Michael Hayden, is a little Leary of a Coup.
I believe that the Deep State Rodents will do anything to hold onto POWER & as long as they are still free & able to plot against America, we have to be alert for any type of Treasonous acts, that the Obama/Clinton DOJ can devise to destroy our President & Country.
Please remember that the only Election that the LEFT will consider Legitimate, is one that the LEFT wins. BE ALERT!

Martin Korab
3 years ago

It is so obvious that a vote for a Democrat is a vote for Communism, that I wonder how low the IQs of democratic voters are. The people of America better wake up if they want to keep and live in a free America, alive for everyone. Did not Obama and Hillary do enough to poison our beautiful America with their treasonous acts against our country ? Do the people of this country want to be enslaved by Communism ? Lets get behind our president Trump and his Administration and help them in every way to maintain order and justice in our great land. The Democrats are lying and doing anything they can to get president Trump impeached. For the sake of all thats right and lawful, don’t let that happen to the United States of America. I say vote Republican and save America. GO TRUMP ! GO PENCE ! Sincerely, Martin Korab

elgavilansegoviano
elgavilansegoviano
3 years ago

…This is the very reason why the 2nd Amendment to the US Constitution is very crucial to maintain our Freedom, and is also the very reason as to Why the Communist Liberal DemocRATs and their Anti American allies here in America, are hell bent on destroying!!,….We have to protected, the very freedom of ALL Americans depends on it!!,….

Daniel Mount
Daniel Mount
3 years ago

Impeaching our President would be the biggest mistake these evil Democrats would make. For one thing, President Trump did nothing wrong, and the American people that voted and supported him would march on Washington DC with every weapon they have. I really don’t think these evil Democrats would like to see Millions of Trump supporters attacking their offices. That can very well happen. We love our President and we will do anything to protect his Presidency.

Eugene Waldenmaier
Eugene Waldenmaier
3 years ago

The previous administrations (especially after Reagan) have been systematically dismantling our Republic’s Constitution and preparing to seize all power of “We the People” unto themselves (now in the Shadow Government and to those who control them).
The most evil, Satanic, jihadist Muslim, Obama, has led and caused more destruction to our Country, its Constitution. Military, Security, Heritage and Christian values than any other single person in history.
Best pray, support and work harder than ever before for patriotic, Constitutional, Bible supporting legislators, judiciary and politicians in future elections. Your future depends on this most critical election.

Wendell Fountain
Wendell Fountain
3 years ago

Not one-third, Hayden, but at least half of us patriots of this nation will not tolerate such impeachment nonsense!

William
William
3 years ago

ATTENTION PATRIOTS!!!!!!
This is what we are up against::// Left Wing Think Tanks Create Plan to Target Trump and His Supporters—What They Plan to Do to Us

Watch this until the very end!!!

William
William
3 years ago

“Left Wing Think Tanks Create Plan to Target Trump and His Supporters—What They Plan to Do to Us”

Put this on your search bar!!

xtinmover
3 years ago

General Hayden is correct, but he seriously underestimates the severity of the backlash.

Dee Radtke
Dee Radtke
3 years ago

I question the ” 1/3. More like well over 1/2 Backlash as never before seen more than likely.

SusanL
SusanL
3 years ago

The Democratic Party isn’t just trying to bring down Trump, but everything we know and love about our country. Historical Monuments are being destroyed without challenge. Religion/Christianity is attacked. Our Flag and National Anthem disrespected. Gangs are allowed to run through the streets attacking anyone or anything that shows support for our President. We have news papers that do not print facts, but articles that are mostly biased to our President. The Democrats want all the votes, all the say, all the power. To achieve this they want to open our borders so that anyone can come into our country and vote for them Our forefathers warned us that the demise of our country would not come from the outside, but from within. So is this where we find ourselves in History?

Mathew Mok
Mathew Mok
3 years ago

Too much bullshit. Get a rope

ernaldo
ernaldo
3 years ago

Leftists have stupidly been pushing for a civil war, and any impeachment proceedings of Trump, simply because he beat the corrupt drunken crone hitlery could trigger that uprising…and believe this socialist cowards in media, academia and judiciary, you do NOT want to see a white riot…..

JIMOFCT
JIMOFCT
3 years ago

The “deep State bureaucrats and the establishment political office holders and the main stream media have truly set in motion a real attempt at a coup. Some of the Trump Administration such as the AG have just allowed it to be advanced with very little justification and considerable evidence malicious action by many in the positions that are suppose to enforce justice and national security. Soon some serious steps must be taken to stop the blatant effort to remove President Trump and eliminate the voters decision of 2016. If the upcoming election preserves Republican Party majority in both house of Congress it is unlikely this coup can go much further but President Trump should remove AG Sessions and any other FBI, DOJ or Intelligence Agency personnel where proof of their participation is known else this nonsense will just continue to be advanced by the same characters up to and through his campaign for reelection. in 2020

K
K
3 years ago

My gut instinct is that if the deep state is successful at the impeachment of our GREAT President, the masses WILL KNOW it is a definite coup by corruption. Additionally, I can envision the numbers of Patriots who believe in Truth & Justice will gladly start a civil war to TAKE BACK OUR COUNTRY.
Personally, our President is succeeding for us at record speed & he is actually working FOR US , beholden to no special interest groups. He is a real threat to the swamp & the corrupt suits in powerful positions. If he were not a threat, the constant bashing would not be taking place.
Thank you & God Bless America

K
K
3 years ago

I want to add one more thing… I’m no lawyer but I do not Slick Willy did something that will automatically put NATO (I think it’s NATO but def foreign troops) in control of our Country should MARSHALL Law be declared.
An attempt at an impeachment, along with the guaranteed backlash will create circumstances to declare Marshal Law! This deep state plan has definitely covered all the bases. Thing is, no matter what they have done or will do, God is & will remain in control!

C.W. LAUDERDALE
C.W. LAUDERDALE
1 year ago

TIME’S UP! THE VETS ARE COMING!

TIME’S UP! FAR TOO MANY OF YOU POLITICIANS/BUREAUCRATS/ACADEMICIANS/MEDIA TYPES HAVE CROSSED THE LINE! WE OUT HERE IN THE HEARTLAND KNOW THIS IMPEACHMENT SHOW IS NOTHING BUT ANOTHER ATTEMPT TO COVERUP YOUR OWN CORRUPTION. D.J. TRUMP IS OUR PRESIDENT AND YOU ARE NOT GOING TO REPLACE HIM. SEEMS THERE IS ONE GROUP YOU SWAMP CREATURES FORGOT ABOUT. YOU FORGOT ABOUT THE THOUSANDS OF COMBAT VETERANS STILL ALIVE AND FULL OF TOTAL DISDAIN FOR ALL OF YOU. WE ARE COMING TO TEACH EACH OF YOU THAT YOU ARE OUR SERVANTS, NOT OUR LEADERS. SEE YOU SHORTLY, SUGGEST YOU GET READY!

SOLDIER/COP/GRUNT, RETIRED

Rape, Pillage,Plunder; America, You’ve Been Had!

How much more before you stand up to those who have made the following lessons learned facts?

1. The American people are the most effectively lied to people in modern times thanks primarily to the American political class, the American bureaucracy, the American media, and American academia.

2. Arrogance coupled with ignorance equals stupidity.

3. The greatest threats to the American people are the corrupt and/or incompetent politicians/bureaucrats/academicians found at every level of government/academia, and the majority of the American so-called media.

4. Most of the politicians/bureaucrats/academicians I have encountered during my years as a soldier/cop I most kindly refer to as; self-serving, witless, cowards.

5. The American Profession of Arms and our brothers/sisters in blue have failed to protect the American people from all of their enemies, both foreign and most especially domestic.

Soldier/Cop/Grunt, Retired

PS These lessons learned were first presented to a gathering of Americans in 1989. The only positive change to the American political environment since then has been the arrival of one, Donald J. Trump! Since D.J. Trump took office I have added more lessons learned thanks to the overall behavior of the parties highlighted in lessons learned 1-3 above. Seems approximately 25% of the American population has declared war on the rest of the nation!

6. After carefully watching the whole of the political class since Donald J. Trump walked down that escalator in Trump Tower to date, I can say without reservation that most of the group will sell their souls and our bodies just to remain in power. (Added 2019)

7. Want to see what the United States of America will look like if the left takes control of the government? Take your pick, New York City, Baltimore, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, or the complete package; California. (Added 2019)

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