Trump’s Legal Troubles Bare Secret Government Run Amok

Source: CounterPunch
by Dave Lindorff

“Ever since President Harry Truman, in 1947, turned the wartime Office of Strategic Services (OSS) into the Orwellian-named Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and converted the Army’s code-breaking Signal Intelligence Service (SIS) into the National Security Agency (NSA), this country has been in the process of becoming not even a pseudo-democracy, but a National Security state. Today, our every phone call, email, tweet, Instagram post and letter is or can be monitored …. We laugh when President Trump, caught trying to steal secret documents … is defended against an FBI raid of his Florida ‘home,’ by right-wing political supporters who say, ‘If this can happen to an ex-president think what can happen to you?’ … We laugh in part because we know it is already and has for a long time been happening to ordinary Americans, and like that it is now happening to a pro-law enforcement former president.” (09/14/22)