The CIA vs. The Presidency: This Is Not The First Time

By Jon Rappoport

In 1947, the president of the United States, Harry Truman, decided: I’m going to create a snake and call it the CIA. Its watchword will be secrecy. It will collect secrets of our enemies and hold them secret and report the secrets to the president, who will decide what to do. Of course, the snake will remain under the president’s control. Its entire personality will be based on deception, but it will remain loyal to the president. No problem. Sure.

I’m thankful for Charles Hollander’s challenging piece on Thomas Pynchon’s novel, The Crying of Lot 49: “Pynchon, JFK and the CIA: Magic Eye Views of The Crying of Lot 49.”

Hollander offers vital reminders of the war between two parts of the Executive Branch: the presidency and the CIA.

“Implicit in Pynchon’s fiction is the view that events in recent American history have led to a virtual constitutional crisis, a challenge to the supremacy of the presidency by the intelligence community.”

“When Eisenhower made his ‘open skies’ proposal, in July 21, 1955, at a Geneva summit conference, calling for unrestricted but monitored overflight of national territories on both sides of the Iron Curtain, many observers felts its acceptance would have gone a long way toward thawing the Cold War. To make a gesture of good faith toward Soviet Premier Khrushchev, the president ordered the CIA (under Allen Dulles) to halt its U–2 photo–reconnaissance flights. But Dulles secretly arranged for the flights to continue. When Francis Gary Powers’s U–2 spy plane was shot down in the Ural mountains on May 1, 1960, and Khrushchev announced the facts to the world media, the embarrassed Eisenhower lied to cover up. To many it appeared that the CIA chief had disobeyed a direct order from the Commander–in–Chief. The St. Louis Post–Dispatch asked the next day, ‘Do our intelligence operatives enjoy so much freewheeling authority that they can touch off an incident of grave international import by low–level decisions unchecked by responsible policy–making power’?”

“Later, when Lee Harvey Oswald’s possible role in the U–2 affair became known, some observers felt Dulles’s action implied that the director of the CIA was above the president and that the military–industrial complex could do what it pleased, independent of the will of the people as expressed by the popularly elected and duly constituted chief executive. No wonder Ike [Eisenhower] was peeved: the CIA was running the U.S. the way it ran Latin America. The U–2 affair was no mere personality squabble, Ike vs. Dulles; it was two institutions of the executive branch vying for supremacy, the presidency vs. the CIA, hence the democratic process vs. a form of totalitarism.”

“The CIA had already planned the April 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion before Kennedy took office in January, and when the invasion failed, Kennedy felt that the CIA had set him up. He let it be known he intended to dismantle the CIA and assign its functions to the other intelligence units within the government. He reportedly vowed ‘to splinter the CIA in a thousand pieces and scatter it to the winds’… Kennedy, a Democrat, forced the Republican Allen Dulles to resign, along with other senior CIA officers. But the CIA was too deeply involved just then in operations around the world to be disassembled. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963, in a way that implicated the CIA…critics of the Warren Commission Report, maybe even J. Edgar Hoover—believed the CIA had some hand in Kennedy’s assassination and the coverup. If it had, the CIA was again demonstrating that the presidency was subordinate to the CIA.”

“In a very short time, two presidents, a Republican and a Democrat, ran afoul of the CIA. The result amounted to a constitutional crisis, a change in our actual form of government without benefit of a duly ratified constitutional amendment. The crisis is reminiscent of that period in Roman history when the Praetorian Guard could sell the office of Emperor to the highest bidder and then, after a time, assassinate him and have a new auction. To this day, the president has never again challenged the CIA, though the agency has made its share of egregious errors. With the selection of former CIA director George H.W. Bush, the presidency and the CIA effectively merged…”

These days, President Trump is in his own war against the CIA and other parts of the intelligence community (IC).

In his case, he has overtly criticized the IC and called them disseminators of fake news and lies. He claims he’s putting an end to foreign wars of conquest. He’s already canceled a major Globalist trade treaty, the TPP.

But the IC believes it owns the Presidency and sets his agenda.

This is not a recent assumption. It goes all the way back to the early days of the CIA; Eisenhower, Kennedy.

In 2016, the IC leadership decided Trump would be a threat to their power, so they leaked/invented information about the Russians influencing the election on behalf of Trump. This effort was aimed at corroding his right to claim that he was the legitimate president.

The war continues.

The IC doesn’t want presidents with independent ideas.

They’re the bosses, and they intend to keep it that way.

—The snake slithers in the sun and the shade. It moves deftly and collects information and decides what to do with it. It compiles its own private list of enemies and allies. It senses its own power. Why should it honor its mandate? There is an Empire to be gained.

(To read about Jon’s mega-collection, Power Outside The Matrix, click here.)

The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free NoMoreFakeNews emails here or his free OutsideTheRealityMachine emails here.

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13 Comments on "The CIA vs. The Presidency: This Is Not The First Time"

  1. A message for the CIA
    You have three options.

    Option one
    Cut the tie between Trump and Egypt/Saudi Arabia. You do that you tame Trump.
    Trump is doing what he is doing because of his connection with a strong foreign intelligence service. Who they have an unknown syllables to you, you are not the only ones who have intelligence and counterintelligence!
    There is time where simple and transparent approaches can beat all levels of intelligence and even 10 times counterintelligence. Due to the legitimate cause.
    Besides you always have a fatal mistake into your agency. That is called “we do not interfere or work inside USA”
    This is where you need to rewrite your constitution, Simply because there is nothing can stop other nations from learning from what you did to other countries and do it to you in a different time in a different situation. And leaving the internal job to the FBI and your counterintelligence that is not efficient and it is stupid (sorry). Intelligence agency that works outside on other nations must have a role on reading the inside facts too and make use of all the library they have built along the years as a defence from the same methods they used to harm others.

    Option two, Grow up and agree on a scope before you agree on a method.
    You do the opposite.
    Then start eating healthy organic food and practice more sports. This should help you develop more healthy cells.
    Believe me I am not mocking you and I think you need alot of healthy brain and body cells.
    I personally believe that a healthy mind exists in a healthy body. And I suggest you monitor the change in your behavior after start eating healthy and exercise more. You are in that scramble because of your diet and your bad activities.

    Option three, (ideal) adopt both options one and two.

    This message is not intended to help you or damage you, Simply it is my personal opinion where I felt it must be said, since I start seeing the edge of the red abyss. Think of the children. Any children.

  2. I don’t know all this stuff but it makes sense to me now why Trump made the CIA his 1st stop and seemed to be kissing their booties to me.

  3. A strong president is required to regain control of the “intelligence” ( excuse the oxymoron) community. A man like Trump could be a good beginning. If he does nothing else for the country, if he regains such control, he will have secured his legacy!

    • Trump has a his of “cut and run” when it looks like he will be in line for loss.
      He doesn’t have the “sand” to stand up against an Agency such as the CIA or anyone in his Cabinet. It’s the “Not Ready For Prime Time Players” of Politics.

  4. Rappoport knows of and writes in this article exactly what is going down. The only chance Trump, or anyone else, would have of defeating the alphabet spook agencies is if he could mount a simultaneous raid with loyal Pentagon troops on all the offices with detainment of all the chief officers until proven innocent. Shades of the simultaneous ‘hits’ on the other crime families in the film the ‘Godfather.’

  5. The new terminology flying around the internet is THE DEEP STATE. The deep state is the intelligence community consisting of the CIA, the NSA. the FBI and branches of the military intelligence community. Prior to leaving office Obama instructed the NSA to step up ALL surveillance on ALL people in America and probably especially on Trump. (The NSA was run (is run) by an Obama appointed flunkie.) If you think for one second that all correspondence i.e. emails, letters. memos plus phone calls computer chats and even private conversations in the Whitehouse are listened too by the Intelligence Community (IC) you are absolutely correct. There is no secrets in the Whitehouse that is not intercepted by the IC And I would hazard a guess that Obama gets a copy of all this information as does the Democratic party and some VERY HIGH members of the Military Industrial Complex that IKE warned America about. War is the busimess of the Military industrial complex and turmoil world wide and especially under Trump, in America is the business if the Intelligence Community. Want to calm down the turmoil in America, Trump better take the IC by the throat and take control of it. If not think of JFK.

    • Man.
      Trump and Obama are from the same family.
      Obama paved the road for Trump to complete the mission.
      And to distract that and in the same time arises hidden activists they had them fight.
      Both Obama and Trump are Egyptian/Saudian spies.
      You are 100% right when you said everything is spied on in the white house.
      But that doesn’t prevent a foreign intelligence agency to make sure every move to damage USA happens under they eyes of surveillance.
      In fact that technique was invented and used by the CIA against the Soviet Union.
      CIA met with one Soviet minster once in Eastern Europe. And never met with him again.
      After the war and the years of cold heat. Russians met with that man in Germany and asked him. We knew that you worked with the CIA, We watched you for years. What exactly was their orders to you because we never found you doing anything wrong.
      He replied they opened to me a bank account in Germany and told me whenever you have a job opening in the government give it to the wrong candidate. After I retired I moved to Germany and collected the money.
      So it is very easy to do what you want under heavy surveillance. All that it takes is give him the orders before he even apply for presidency or win.
      Trump has already met with his employer. And he took the orders from his employer. And he wouldn’t be in the white house unless they know very well he absorbed these orders. Trump will enjoy the wealth after he do his mission into the white house. Trump will never meet with his real employer again.
      Will you please start learning from the history. The history that the CIA invented.

    • In the same speech Eisenhower warned of the rise of a Military Industrial Complex, he also warned us about the rise of a Technocratic Elite. Why does the Establishment “left” always bring up the MIC but never the other half of the warning?

      Also why did we never hear about the massive political movement that was Technocracy Inc in the 1930s with over half a million card carrying members?
      Technocracy is the next big phase of the NWO, aka Brzezinski’s Technotronic Era.
      >> It’s encircling all of us like giant boa constrictor while we’re distracted with political intrigue and Soros provocateurs.

  6. Westcoastliberal | February 20, 2017 at 9:55 pm | Reply

    “Walk softly and carry a big stick”, Mr. Trump.

  7. The CIA vs. Free Humanity. Question is what cabal owns and controls the CIA? Apparently, it’s the same cult that owns and controls all major media.

    “Since I entered politics, I have chiefly had men’s views confided to me privately. Some of the biggest men in the United States, in the field of commerce and manufacture, are afraid of something. They know that there is a power somewhere so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive, that they better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it.”

    ― Woodrow Wilson

  8. The CIA/FBI/DHS/TSA/DEA and all the alpha bets support the top down goat worshipers that have usurped the highest positions. Since the assassination of JFK. All the countries have been and are run by the same cabal that Woodrow ‘the treasonous’ Wilson gave the unfederal b.s bank keys on 12/21/1913. These unholy ones have been pumping and dumping the various economies. Sweden had a similar assassination on their minister.
    Drain the swamp.

    • True.
      That secret group exist.
      It does not need a microscope to see that.
      And this is exactly where the fatal mistake has happened.
      1- Every government in the world declares where they spend their budget to public, Like the president of country Hokowaki Baki xyz for example says I will give this year 500$ to the department of intelligence or police or education. Now he will have a huge dilemma if he has a secret department, How he will justify the money he will give it to them?
      2- If this secret group agreed to do something, It has to be done via one of the certified and known agencies, Now who will be in the face of the cannon if things went wrong based on that decision been made by the secret group? The president of the Certified agency since that decision was not prepared in his department and it was rather dictated on him.
      3- Since when people get governed by secret laws or secret governors? This is the true fact about how that secret group is illegitimate. Any law in the world will deny the legislature of that secret group.
      4- Where a group like this get their money from? They must be rich people, Then been rich and govern in secrecy is a recipe for conflict of interest, meaning what is the measures been taken to guarantee that those people who work in shadows and govern the whole world are not moving market and events for the sake of their own families?
      5- when a resturant is opened, It places its menu clear to the public. I am selling beef in a sandwich or with rice. So the public gets to give their feed back about the service that restaurant is offering, Same with police department, CIA, FBI, Hospitals, Schools and even military behaviour and president’s behavior.
      This is the whole rule of knowing who you are and what we are paying you for to comment on your service since we are the ones who receive that service and we are the ones we pay for it,
      Now that been said, How can we regulate the rule of an unknown department?
      Such a department is illegal to exist.
      We do not need to know what the CIA is doing, clear this is an intelligence agency. But we will practice our rights to complain when something wrong happen that could be prevented by the CIA. 
      Now what is the regulation of that secret powerful group that controls the world? And who regulates them? Under whose supervision exactly does it lie down the responsibility of coaching and supervising their conduct?
      That is why the whole world has different departments where that made sure that every thing goes at the end in the hands of public and no tyrant is been born.
      6- Every one knows that those secret illegal group exist, And the fun part is people are eliminating the odds to make this secret group emerge, People have followed a pattern and they know that this secret group are striving for a feed back about how to behave from the public whom they do not want them to know or admit they exist. This will end up ugly. Because the public are not and never stupid. They sense and feel and they will develop a dialogue with that secret and unknown group and make them do mistakes. Then eventually the blame will fall on an official suit person who will refuse to take tge blame and give it back to tue public and debunks these groups. This is where the ugly part will start. Once this secret group get debunked by a third party other than a government, People will go into real chows.
      7- inside this particular group there is an internal war. Between its different members. Who is mitigating that internal dispute? Since the members of that group are secret powerful and rich knowledgeable gods? And who will pay for their intenal mental complexes? And who approved the database and the code they work on and who supervised that?.
      The whole system of that secret group if it exist (and it exist) is meant to be shattered to pieces. It won’t last more than 10 more years at maximum. 

      No one is super smart when it comes to both fundamental postulates and future. In these we are all equal.

      Legalize your moves. Serarch for your regulator and find one, this way you make sure you are safe and not get drifted with ANY wrong current.

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