Sep 27, 2018
Rich Higgins is an expert on the
nexus between theological doctrines and information age
unconventional warfare, and has spent 20 years combating terrorism
in a variety of senior positions within the Department of
Higgins, an early supporter of President Trump, served as
director for strategic planning in President Trump's National
Security Council (NSC).
That all changed when a memo that he had produced for
President Trump on the political warfare that he was to face
internally from the Deep State, and externally from the media and
like-minded interest groups in collusion with the administrative
state, leaked out to the public.
Higgins' memo was dismissed as conspiratorial, and he was fired
from the NSC.
What he foretold has risen to the forefront again in the wake of
the unsigned New York Times op-ed detailing measures taken by Trump
administration officials to "Resist" the president, and seek to
sabotage his agenda.
I had Higgins on the podcast to discuss the "Deep State's"
efforts to subvert the president's agenda, whether there was an
effort to purge like-minded individuals from Trump's national
security and foreign policy team -- and why, what can be done to
reform the administrative state, the ramifications of the
politicization and weaponization of our national security and
intelligence apparatus and much more.
What We Discussed
- Higgins' reaction to the anonymous New York Times op-ed about
the brazen Resistance within the Trump White House which seemed to
confirm precisely what he warned of in his memo
- How the litany of allegations being raised against Judge Brett
Kavanaugh in his Supreme Court confirmation hearings plays into
- Whether there was a concerted effort to purge national security
and foreign policy officials in the Trump administration who sought
to advance Trump's agenda, and what Higgins believes the
establishment felt so threatened by that it would require such a
- Why Higgins believes it isn't the Deep State or Obama holdovers
that are to blame for the sabotage of President Trump's policies,
but rather the Republican Party itself
- Higgins' believe that Resistance to Trump was largely driven by
vested financial interests -- specifically centered on China -- and
the belief Trump would upend the major investments of the last 30
years in restructuring the global financial architecture and
economy, hurting said vested interests
- How to reform the "Deep State"
- The "whiff of tyranny" in the air over the ability for the
intelligence community to use its surveillance powers against
American citizens, up to and including spying on and seeking to
undermine and bring down the president
- Higgins' view on protecting liberty in the face of powerful
surveillance tools and the need to counter our adversaries
- The imperative to bring back civics and reunite the country on
the basis of shared values, principles and knowledge of and
reverence for our Founding
- What Higgins would add to his memo to the president if he had
the chance today
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