The 5 Levels of Russiagate and Deep State

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Since the 2016 election much of the US has rallied around 2 different narratives, which I term “Russiagate” and “the Deep State.” Both schools of thought attempt to explain current events by invoking the influence of particular actors or organizations in US government affairs. Russiagate concerns the influence of the Russian government, under the leadership of President Vladimir Putin. The Deep State, on the other…