This attack on the Executive Branch is like nothing we’ve ever seen before. The most historically interesting element of this moment is the rarity of seeing the CIA operating, in real time, not in its usual historical role as a covert arm of the presidency (which Congressman Otis Pike argued was its primary function), but as the sort of rogue elephant that Senator Frank Church and others long ago claimed it is.
Phi Beta Iota: There are at least seven CIAs and most of the employees at CIA are good people trapped in a bad system. It is a handful of CIA leaders, generally in the Directorate of Operations (the clandestine service) that are traitors in betrayal of the public trust and in violation of their oaths of public office — the same sort that participated actively in the assassination of John F. Kennedy. President Trump and his team are like deer in the headlights — they simply do not know what they do not know.