A Trump adviser who advocated for declaring the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization and warned of a globalist “deep state” working to undermine the Trump agenda has been axed by the president’s top national security chief, H.R. McMaster.
But the fired adviser, Rich Higgans, is only the latest chip to fall in an ongoing “purge” of “America-first” stalwarts from the National Security Council.
The idea that an alliance of Obama holdovers consisting of globalists and Islamists are working inside the government as part of a “deep state” effort to destroy the Trump presidency has been a common theme put forth by outside analysts trying to explain the intrigue behind Trump’s first six months in the White House.
But the idea apparently was not confined to outsiders. Higgins, a high-level official inside the president’s National Security Council, sent a memo up the chain of command in May, warning of just such a plot. Higgins’ memo caught the eye of McMaster and cost him his job.
According to a report Wednesday by the Atlantic, McMaster removed Higgins from his post as director of strategic planning on July 21 after reading the memo, which was considered too “conspiratorial.”
The memo alleged that leftists, globalists, Islamists and “deep state” actors are engaged in “political warfare” against Trump. It states:
“Through the campaign, candidate Trump tapped into a deep vein of concern among many citizens that America is at risk and slipping away. Globalists and Islamists recognize that for their visions to succeed, America, both as an ideal and as a national and political identity, must be destroyed.”
The memo described the insurrection against Trump as “Maoist” in nature.
“In Maoist insurgencies, the formation of a counter-state is essential to seizing state power,” the memo reads. “Functioning as a hostile complete state acting within an existing state, it has an alternate infrastructure. Political warfare operates as one of the activities of the ‘counter-state.’ (Click to Site)