forget their lines and threaten the status quo, Wall Street floods the town with cash and lawyers to help the hired hands remember their own best interests. The Deep State does not consist of the entire government. The Ivy League is, of course, the preferred bleaching tub and charm school of the American oligarchy.
Also included are a handful of vital federal trial courts, such as the Eastern District of Virginia and the Southern District of Manhattan, where sensitive proceedings in national security cases are conducted. There are now 854,000 contract personnel with top-secret clearances a number greater than that of top-secret-cleared civilian employees of the government. Not all the traffic involves persons connected with the purely financial operations of the government: In 2013, General David Petraeus joined KKR (formerly Kohlberg Kravis Roberts) of 9 West 57th Street, New York, a private equity firm with.3 billion in assets. KKR specializes in management buyouts and leveraged finance. The final government component (and possibly last in precedence among the formal branches of government established by the Constitution) is a kind of rump Congress consisting of the congressional leadership and some (but not all) of the members of the defense and intelligence committees. The Washington Post is the designated media outlet for the public position of the CIA. In a special series.