General Michael Flynn, a retired three-star general, penned an opinion piece to describe, from his perspective, the events that would finally expose the intelligence establishment as ‘the deep state’.
The following is his piece, unedited and in its entirety:
Gen. Flynn Exclusive: 1 Rule House Just Adopted Set to Expose FBI, DOJ, Intel Deep State
The establishment media viewed the 15 votes required to elect Kevin McCarthy as speaker of the House as evidence of a dysfunctional Republican Party. The talking heads repeatedly misrepresented that heroic battle as a personality conflict, or a fight for certain members to be appointed to certain committees.
However, it was that very resistance offered by members of the House Freedom Caucus that led to the adoption of a vitally important House rule that could give us one more opportunity to restore much of our constitutional republic.
This one regulation, which is now supported by Speaker McCarthy, might lead to the exposing of a long line of abuses perpetrated against Americans by a politicized FBI, Justice Department, and greater security state.
Adopted yesterday, the new House rules permit consideration of “a resolution establishing a Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government as a select investigative subcommittee of the Committee on the Judiciary.” Let’s name it the Subcommittee on Weaponization.
America’s Future, the group I have the honor to lead, has been investigating how two federal government agencies have been weaponized against the American people for the past six months. The findings were presented in a series of 18 publications titled “Unequal Justice Under Law,” which focused on the FBI and DOJ.
These papers give crucial background about precisely what must be uncovered and corrected. In fact, the most recent of these reports, published on January 6, 2023, advocated for the establishment of a new “Church Committee,” which we believe will be the Weaponization Subcommittee. A survey of history from over fifty years ago is illuminating.
The Church Committee, named for its chairman, Idaho Democrat Sen. Frank Church, was established in August 1974 following the resignation of President Richard Nixon. On December 22, 1974, New York Times reporter Seymour Hersh released the first in a series of articles that a book by professor Loch Johnson describes as having “accused the CIA of massive ‘spying’ and illegal intelligence operations directed against … American dissidents.” In reaction to the significant public outrage, the Senate established the Church Committee.
During its 18-month existence, the committee “interviewed 800 witnesses and reviewed some 110,000 classified documents during 126 hearings.” One of its purposes was to propose legislation “to strengthen or clarify the national security, intelligence, or surveillance activities of the United States and to protect the rights of United States citizens with regard to those activities.”
Just because a committee is created, an investigation is conducted, and facts come to light does not mean that matters automatically improve. For example, the committee discovered Orwellian spying by intelligence agencies, including the CIA’s Operation Shamrock, which at that time was “probably the largest governmental interception program affecting Americans ever undertaken.” Agents of the National Security Agency were “reviewing 150,000 telegrams monthly.” Compare that modest effort to the type of total surveillance conducted today.
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The committee discovered the CIA’s Operation MKUltra, which involved “mind control” experiments generally centered on behavior modification via electroshock therapy, hypnosis, polygraphs, radiation and a variety of drugs, toxins and chemicals. In 1957, one CIA officer wrote of the MKUltra program:
“Precautions must be taken not only to protect operations from exposure to enemy forces but also to conceal these activities from the American public in general. The knowledge that the Agency is engaging in unethical and illicit activities would have serious repercussions in political and diplomatic circles and would be detrimental to the accomplishment of its mission.” CONTINUE READING…