Longtime readers know I have long made the case that the Deep State has fractured into competing camps. For example:
Is the Deep State Fracturing into Disunity? (March 14, 2014)
Surplus Repression and the Self-Defeating Deep State (May 26, 2015)
Public investigations are one field where this conflict plays out, but unfortunately for the players, it’s a game that’s easier to start than to control.
For this reason, I predict the current investigations will widen and take a variety of twists and turns that surprise all those anticipating a tidy, narrowly focused denouement. Which of the many rotten fruits will fall first? How many will fall by the time the investigations have burned through a corrupt status quo that’s exquisitely vulnerable to a single lightning strike? Only one lightning strike is needed to ignite the combustible corruption and trigger a conflagration tha quickly escapes the handlers’ control.
If you want a recent example of this dynamic, consider Harvey Weinstein, a mere brush fire that may well spread further and faster than the handlers expect.
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