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The Deep State

How an Army of Bureaucrats Protected Barack Obama and Is Working to Destroy the Trump Agenda
Narrated by: Jason Chaffetz
Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
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Former congressman and current Fox News contributor Jason Chaffetz explains how we ended up with a politicized federal bureaucracy that actively works to promote the Democratic Party's agenda and undermine Donald Trump.

The liberal media loves to characterize the Obama years as free of scandal. They pretend this is true because virtually every office in the executive branch worked to withhold evidence of wrongdoing, silence witness testimony, destroy federal records, classify embarrassing information, and retaliate against truth tellers. Yet these same tight-lipped lifers leaked like a sieve once President Trump was sworn in, freely promoting the illusion that everything he does is the new Watergate.

Sometimes, even conservatives portray the deep state as nothing more than dumb, inefficient bureaucracy. In fact, it’s the opposite; the deep state is intentional, unconstitutional, and organized.

In Deep State, Jason Chaffetz reveals an entrenched leadership within the civil service that resists exposure, accountability, and responsibility. At the highest levels, they fight back, outlast, and work the system for their own advantage. And they certainly don’t like disruptive forces such as Donald Trump. 

As chairman of the House Oversight Committee, Chaffetz was the tip of the spear challenging the deep state and trying to hold them accountable. He and his colleagues took on the powerful forces at the IRS, the EPA, the DOJ, the Department of State, and more. The deeper he dove in, the more shocking he found the brazen approach by the power brokers. 

The balance of power has shifted. The deep state has gotten used to operating anonymously and without consequence. This is a problem bigger than we can even imagine and getting worse. Unless we do something dramatic to wrest back control, we risk losing the ability to successfully challenge wrongdoing by the most powerful bureaucracy in the world.  

In Deep State, Chaffetz highlights the deep state’s tactics, illuminates the problems, and offers a way to fight back and win. It is important to expose the stories, but if the American people are going to win, Congress is going to have to do things differently.  

This audiobook helps the concerned citizen understand what must be done - so they can demand real change.

©2018 Jason Chaffetz (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

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  • mary Trotter
  • 04-11-2018

Good book

Nice read, very understandable. Mr Chaffets is easy to listen to as well as understand

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  • Henwhisperer
  • 26-09-2018

Excellent insight to the dirty dealings of the gov

Jason Chaffetz knows first hand about how the Deep State operates. He lays out how money is wasted by the various departments... billions per department, how cronizm is alive and well, and his own experience trying to find out what really happened with Benghazi. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg in this book.

Worth the listen. Especially in these times.

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  • Joe
  • 13-03-2019

excellent audiobook, must read/listen

all freedom living Americans who are tired of the broken US government need to listen to this and take action, especially in the voting booth.

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  • Timothy Dowmont
  • 08-03-2019

Amazon Book

Loved it! I wish Jason and Trey had stayed in office though. Getting factual information of what goes on in our government hopefully opens the eyes of the American people.

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  • Rebecca
  • 01-03-2019

An insiders account of the inner workings of DC!

Extremely comprehensive, detailed and yet simplistic. Love that the author narrated this book! Excellent orator!!

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  • D. Kammerer
  • 26-02-2019

Every American should read this book

If you care about America and want to know what the Deep State is then you need to read this book. This book will show you what the Deep State is and what can be done to stop and why certain people don’t want it stopped.

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  • Bjorn
  • 20-02-2019

We are so close.

It seems like it takes only the slightest sliver of conscientiousness from society to disallow immaturity to bloom as it has time after time throughout the empires.

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  • Shean
  • 19-02-2019

Required reading!

“The Deep State: How an Army I’d Bureaucrats Protected Barack Obama and is Working to Destroy the Trump Agenda” should be required reading for every college Freshman in America! Come to think of it, it should be mandatory reading for EVERY American, including and more importantly college professors, teachers, union members and every political figure in this country - and they should answer to their students, the community and their constituents WHAT they are doing to remand power to the people and tame the beast that is our overgrown bureaucracy. Hats off to former Representative and Chair of the House Government Oversight Committee Chaffetz for a job more than “well done”, but more so for clearly illustrating where the problems and issues lie along with the means and pathways to solve them. He is a true American political hero - few and far between as they are.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 17-02-2019

Great book

This book is Easy to listen to and understand. Every American needs to read this! Thank you.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-02-2019

Great book with great information.

Jason's perspective is outstanding. He is privileged to have access to info that he is unable to share but makes a very convincing case for you to have faith in what he says and explains why.

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  • J
  • 07-02-2019

recommend

this is an excellent honest insight and is very well written. lovely voice to listen to.