Former Democratic Congressman Dennis Kucinich warned on Wednesday’s Hannity program on Fox News that “our country itself is under attack from within” — specifically, from a “deep state” that is currently targeting President Donald Trump.
“You have politicization of the agencies that is resulting in leaks…and the intention is to take down a president,” Kucinich said. “Now, this is very dangerous to America. It’s a threat to our republic. It constitutes a clear and present danger to our way of life.”
The left-of-center politician underlined, “We have to be asking: what is the motive of these people? Who’s putting these leaks out? Why doesn’t somebody come forward and make a charge, and put their name and their reputation behind it, instead of attacking through the media and not substantiating their position?”
Host Sean Hannity charged that “this is a real danger, when you have the intelligence community in an election season, under the guise of national security, that are spying on an opposition-party candidate and transition team.”
Kucinich replied, “This isn’t about one president. This is about the political process of the United States of America being under attack by intelligence agencies and individuals in those agencies.”
The Fox News contributor added by claiming that “there are certain individuals, who are the lifers, who want to be able direct the policy of the country. And if a president stands in their way — whether it’s a Democrat or a Republican — they’ll just try to run that person out.”
Kucinich went on to assert that the “same deep state overrode the decision of President [Barack] Obama and Secretary [John] Kerry, to come to with an agreement with Russia over a cease-fire in Syria. They overrode it and launched an attack against a Syrian military base.”
Mike Huckabee, who appeared with the former congressman during the segment, complimented his fellow Fox News contributor: “I want to say congratulations and thanks to Congressman Kucinich for having the courage, as a Democrat, to speak truth rather than just to speak party politics.”
Huckabee contended that “the constitutional crisis is not what the President has said or done. The constitutional crisis is unelected, career bureaucrats who are trying to subvert the person that the voters chose.”
Earlier in 2017, Kucinich came to President Trump’s defense over his charge that Trump Tower might have been wiretapped during the 2016 presidential race.
You can watch former Rep. Kucinich’s remarks in the video above, via Fox News.
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