The Deep State

How an Army of Bureaucrats Protected Barack Obama and Is Working to Destroy the Trump Agenda
Narrated by: Jason Chaffetz
Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
Categories: History, Americas
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Former congressman and current Fox News contributor Jason Chaffetz explains how we ended up with a politicized federal bureaucracy that actively works to promote the Democratic Party's agenda and undermine Donald Trump.

The liberal media loves to characterize the Obama years as free of scandal. They pretend this is true because virtually every office in the executive branch worked to withhold evidence of wrongdoing, silence witness testimony, destroy federal records, classify embarrassing information, and retaliate against truth tellers. Yet these same tight-lipped lifers leaked like a sieve once President Trump was sworn in, freely promoting the illusion that everything he does is the new Watergate.

Sometimes, even conservatives portray the deep state as nothing more than dumb, inefficient bureaucracy. In fact, it’s the opposite; the deep state is intentional, unconstitutional, and organized.

In Deep State, Jason Chaffetz reveals an entrenched leadership within the civil service that resists exposure, accountability, and responsibility. At the highest levels, they fight back, outlast, and work the system for their own advantage. And they certainly don’t like disruptive forces such as Donald Trump. 

As chairman of the House Oversight Committee, Chaffetz was the tip of the spear challenging the deep state and trying to hold them accountable. He and his colleagues took on the powerful forces at the IRS, the EPA, the DOJ, the Department of State, and more. The deeper he dove in, the more shocking he found the brazen approach by the power brokers. 

The balance of power has shifted. The deep state has gotten used to operating anonymously and without consequence. This is a problem bigger than we can even imagine and getting worse. Unless we do something dramatic to wrest back control, we risk losing the ability to successfully challenge wrongdoing by the most powerful bureaucracy in the world.  

In Deep State, Chaffetz highlights the deep state’s tactics, illuminates the problems, and offers a way to fight back and win. It is important to expose the stories, but if the American people are going to win, Congress is going to have to do things differently.  

This audiobook helps the concerned citizen understand what must be done - so they can demand real change.

©2018 Jason Chaffetz (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

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This is the kind of book for college kids

Mr Chaffetz wrote a book that should be read by every incoming freshman in colleges aound the country. Maybe realizing that someone is presenting them with undeniable truths through facts that can be traced with alittle bit of time and effort, they would be forced to think that maybe the left may not always be telling them the whole truth and never the truth.

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Infuriating and enlightening

Jason does a great job of elocuting this book. The subject matter is a rarely known of or discussed topic that affects us all more than most would care to admit. Everyone should read this. It's infuriating and enlightening at the same time.

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A SUPER BOOK, THE DEEP STATE IS REAL

The author has done an amazing job of tell us about The Deep State. I never really knew what it was until I read this book

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EXTREMELY IMPORTANT READ WAKE UP AMERICA

I don't write reviews, but I have to say how much I truly appreciate the efforts this author went to investigate and expose the deep state that we definitely need to fix... and fast before it's too late for our country. Big government will ruin us all if we don't pay attention to what the deep state is perpetuating to take care of themselves.

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deep state is real

when Congressmen speak of Deep State on the news you know it's real. This book without giving many names sheds a lot of light on the subject

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Easy Read

I love the easily understandable depth of this book. I learned so much and have come away with a better understanding of some of the lesser known inner workings of our govern.

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Interesting and Insightful

Interesting retellings of Jason's time in Congress. Very insightful into how people work the system to their advantage.

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corruption in the deep state

it's amazing how little the American public knows about the corruption going on in DC. The book was fascinating, and I will read it again!

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good read

took me caouple days worth a listen. learned some good info from it. worth a listen

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Great book!

Jason is narrates wonderfully. His voice is calming and easy to listen to. The book was very intriguing. It leaves you to realize that there is so much corruption in government. I want to know more.

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recommend

this is an excellent honest insight and is very well written. lovely voice to listen to.

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