With the leaks that derailed the career of National Security Advisor Michael Flynn coming from inside the government itself, the question begs be asked...is there a government "inside" the government? A bureaucracy that wants to thwart President Trump as he tries to shrink its size?

Sure, it sounds like one of those spy movies where there's a secret "puppet master", the real power in the government, pulling the strings of politicians all the way to the White House. But what if the real puppet master is the bureaucracy itself, having grown so large and self-sustaining, that any attempt by anyone to reduce its size and scope - like a new President wanting to make good on a campaign promise - would be met with a resistance that knows no limits.

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