If the Deep State wanted to torpedo Hillary, all they had to do was "persuade" FBI Director Comey to recommend indictment. However, instead he was, I am sure, asked to step into a personal hornet's nest of reputation risks and as close to the cliff as possible walk Clinton back from sure political death. The recent telling stampede of hordes of top neocon and Deep State establishment Republicans into the Hillary camp, all the while braying and kicking up dust over Trump's uncontrollable risks to national security and the very survival of humanity, would not have occurred if these senior elders of the power elite were committed to scuttling the Clinton's steady march to the White House.
There is also the unknown of all unknowns; are the policies that have been executed on the world stage, by every captured Presidency since at least FDR and most recently by Obama, considered failures by the inner core of the Deep State? Is the mess that is the world stage the result of errors, missteps and stupidity? In essence, is the chaos totally coincidence on top of blunder, or is it the planned chaos of intentional design? Too what purpose?
There are always unanticipated events in attaining even the most well executed policy design, but as long as the overarching vision is attained, the side effects are simply collateral damage. They can also serve as distractions and cover for the true intentions of the secret cabal of the powerful. As I have mentioned in the past, the members of the Hidden or Deep State are not monolithically directed by one or two puppet masters. There are numerous competing interests and agendas, as well as, levels of corruption and commitment to the visions of the transnationalists, globalists and corporatists who seek to destroy all nation-states, especially the most powerful and prestigious; America.
Is there a faction that wishes to derail Hillary? I think it is very likely that there is. Is this faction more powerful than the chaos seekers; the transnationalists seeking global governance that are even willing to go to war to succeed? That I seriously doubt. The corruption and rot among the power elites within the Deep or Hidden State and those influencing the total charade called American democracy are far too extensive, with tendrils extending throughout the government and private sector and deep into the past administrations of living Presidents, to ever allow the loss of the White House to anyone but the most corrupt and thoroughly evil.
Are there factional frictions? Most likely, but evil looks very likely to gain the upper hand. That is without divine intervention.
Could the Deep State Be Sabotaging Hillary?
Maybe Hillary is the Deep State's shoo-in for president. But I suspect doubts in the Deep State have advanced to active sabotage for the reasons noted below.
Few would dispute that Hillary Clinton is the Establishment's candidate. It's widely accepted that the Establishment hews to a neoconservative (neocon) foreign policy that is fully supported by America's Deep State, i.e. the centers of state power that don't change as a result of elections.
As a result, it's widely accepted that the Deep State fully supports Hillary Clinton's bid for the presidency and will move heaven and earth to get her elected. While this is a logical premise, I suspect it's overly simplistic. I suspect major power centers in the Deep State are actively sabotaging Hillary because they've concluded she is a poisoned chalice who would severely damage the interests of the Deep State and the U.S.A.
Poisoned chalice: something that seems very good when it is first received, but in fact does great harm to the person/ institution/ nation that receives it.
I realize this may strike many as ludicrous, but bear with me as we work through the notion that the Deep State would prefer Trump to Hillary.
The consensus view seems to be that the Establishment and the Deep State see Trump as a loose cannon who might upset the neocon apple cart by refusing to toe the Establishment's Imperial line.
This view overlooks the possibility that significant segments of the Deep State view the neo-con strategy as an irredeemable failure and would welcome a president who would overthrow the remnants of the failed strategy within the Establishment and Deep State.
To these elements of the Deep State, Hillary is a threat precisely because she embraces the failed strategy and those who cling to it. From this point of view, Hillary as president would be an unmitigated disaster for the elements of the Deep State that have concluded the U.S. must move beyond the neocon strategic failures to secure the nation's core interests.
There are other reasons why elements of the Deep State view Hillary as a poisoned chalice.