"I think the very definition of the deep state is when the intelligence communities withhold information from Congress"
Senator Rand Paul declared war on the deep state in a press statement Tuesday, noting that he and his Senate collegaues were excluded from a briefing with CIA Director Gina Haspel concerning the killing of Saudi reporter Jamal Khashoggi.
The only people allowed into the briefing were a few select lawmakers sitting on the Senate Armed Services Committee, Foreign Relations Committee and Intelligence Committee.
"There are eight people in Congress who get briefings on intelligence," Paul said. "That is not democracy. That is not democratic representation nor is it democratic oversight."