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In deep : the FBI, the CIA, and the truth about America's "deep state", David Rohde

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In deep : the FBI, the CIA, and the truth about America's "deep state"
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In deep
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the FBI, the CIA, and the truth about America's "deep state"
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David Rohde
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eng
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"A two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist's investigation of the "deep state." Three-quarters of Americans believe that a group of unelected government and military officials secretly manipulate or direct national policy in the United States. President Trump blames the "deep state" for his impeachment. But what is the American "deep state" and does it really exist? To conservatives, the "deep state" is an ever-growing government bureaucracy, an "administrative state" that relentlessly encroaches on the individual rights of Americans. Liberals fear the "military-industrial complex"-a cabal of generals and defense contractors who they believe routinely push the country into endless wars. Every modern American president-from Carter to Trump-has engaged in power struggles with Congress, the CIA, and the FBI. Every CIA and FBI director has suspected White House aides of members of Congress of leaking secrets for political gain. Frustrated Americans increasingly distrust the politicians, unelected officials, and journalists who they believe unilaterally set the country's political agenda. American democracy faces its biggest crisis of legitimacy in a half century. This sweeping exploration examines the CIA and FBI scandals of the past fifty years-from the Church Committee's exposure of Cold War abuses, to Abscam, to false intelligence about Iraq's weapons of mass destruction, to NSA mass surveillance revealed by Edward Snowden. It then investigates the claims and counterclaims of the Trump era, and the relentless spread of conspiracy theories online and on-air. While Trump says he is the victim of the "deep state," Democrats accuse the president and his allies of running a de facto "deep state" of their own that operates outside official government channels and smears rivals, both real and perceived. The feverish debate over the "deep state" raises core questions about the future of American democracy. Is it possible for career government officials to be politically neutral? Was Congress's impeachment of Donald Trump conducted properly? How vast should the power of a president be? Based on dozens of interviews with career CIA operatives and FBI agents, In Deep answers whether the FBI, CIA, or politicians are protecting or abusing the public's trust"--
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Rohde, David W
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364.1/3230973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
JK2249
LC item number
.R65 2020
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Political corruption
  • Misconduct in office
  • Scandals
  • Executive power
  • Bureaucracy
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Bureaucracy
  • Executive power
  • Misconduct in office
  • Political corruption
  • Politics and government
  • Scandals
  • United States
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In deep : the FBI, the CIA, and the truth about America's "deep state", David Rohde
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
The Church committee -- Ford, Cheney, and Rumsfeld -- Carter strengthens oversight -- Reagan, Meese, and Iran-Contra -- Bush, Barr, and the power of the presidency -- Clinton, Reno, and impeachment -- George W. Bush, 9/11, and the return of the imperial presidency -- Obama, Snowden, and drones -- The 2016 campaign -- The president-elect and the "deep state" -- The transfer of power -- Loyalty -- Obstructing the Mueller investigation -- The collapse of congressional oversight -- The disinformation presidency -- The loudest voice -- Trump, Barr, and the gutting of congressional power -- Checks and balances -- Impeachment -- Deadlock
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on1102477995
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxii, 323 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781324003540
Lccn
2020005902
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
In deep : the FBI, the CIA, and the truth about America's "deep state", David Rohde
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Church committee -- Ford, Cheney, and Rumsfeld -- Carter strengthens oversight -- Reagan, Meese, and Iran-Contra -- Bush, Barr, and the power of the presidency -- Clinton, Reno, and impeachment -- George W. Bush, 9/11, and the return of the imperial presidency -- Obama, Snowden, and drones -- The 2016 campaign -- The president-elect and the "deep state" -- The transfer of power -- Loyalty -- Obstructing the Mueller investigation -- The collapse of congressional oversight -- The disinformation presidency -- The loudest voice -- Trump, Barr, and the gutting of congressional power -- Checks and balances -- Impeachment -- Deadlock
Control code
on1102477995
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxii, 323 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781324003540
Lccn
2020005902
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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