I will throw this info about George W Bush/deep State into the mix.
It is from Economist Martin Armstrong.
I have said before, up until 1999, I was actually asked to meet with people who wanted to run for president. They were told I was there to brief them on the real world economy but I was to also assess their mental capacity to handle the complexity. Then I was asked to go meet with George Bush Jr. and was told, This is different, he is really stupid! I was totally shocked. Everything up to that point in time was all about whether I thought they could handle a crisis. When I asked why theyd make someone stupid president, I was told he had the name and it suddenly shifted to just winning.
The deep state rose from 1999 onward. The bureaucracy could now be in charge with a president who is clueless. Obama followed Bush and he missed more than 50% of his daily security briefings. The bureaucracy gained substantial power under Bush and Obama. This is why they are so intent upon getting rid of Trump. They want their power back.