(ZH) Former “high-level” CIA officer Kevin Shipp says President Trump has “declared war” on the so-called Deep State and the shadow government.

Shipp explains, “I differentiate between the ‘Deep State’ and the shadow government.

The shadow government are the secret intelligence agencies that have such power and secrecy that they act even without the knowledge of Congress.  There are many things that they do with impunity.

Then there is the ‘Deep State,’ which is the military industrial complex, all of the industrial corporations and their lobbyists, and they have all the money, power and greed that give all the money to the Senators and Congressmen.

So, they are connected, but they are really two different entities.

It is the shadow government . . . specifically, the CIA, that is going after Donald Trump.  It is terrified that some of its dealings are going to be exposed.  If they are, it could jeopardize the entire organization.”

President Trump’s December Executive Order on “Serious Human Rights Abuse or Corruption” is a major way Trump is turning the tables on the people trying to take him down.

Shipp says, “Donald Trump, very wisely, starts out calling it a ‘threat to U.S. national security.’

That one term brings in the U.S. military, the U.S. intelligence agencies, domestic law enforcement and the whole U.S. law enforcement into enforcing these laws.  The amazing thing about the Executive Order is now it extends to foreign persons, foreign organizations and even foreign government officials.

So, this is a national security threat, which means it includes anyone inside the United States or outside the United States.”

The very people that have been attacking Donald Trump are now feeling the Trump counter attack.

Shipp says, “They are terrified, they are terrified right now.  They did not expect Trump to do what he is doing now.

The reason they tried to get him even before he was elected is they knew he was uncontrollable, and they knew if he got in there, they would not be able to manipulate him, and that is exactly what’s happening.

There are some people, and there is no doubt about it, that are running scared right now…

Donald Trump is questioning the Deep State and the shadow government.  He’s rocking that place left and right.  The news media is terrified of that.  Their editors are telling them to attack him just like they are attacking him from the inside.  It’s just dirty pool because they want him taken out.”

In closing, Shipp says, “Trump’s making tremendous progress despite tremendous resistance. They have already done a character assassination on him, and I think they could go further than that…  Trump is making progress, and he has them running scared.”