Listen free for 30 days

The Deep State

How an Army of Bureaucrats Protected Barack Obama and Is Working to Destroy the Trump Agenda
Narrated by: Jason Chaffetz
Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
Categories: Non-fiction, Politics
5 out of 5 stars (3 ratings)

£7.99/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime

Summary

Former congressman and current Fox News contributor Jason Chaffetz explains how we ended up with a politicized federal bureaucracy that actively works to promote the Democratic Party's agenda and undermine Donald Trump.

The liberal media loves to characterize the Obama years as free of scandal. They pretend this is true because virtually every office in the executive branch worked to withhold evidence of wrongdoing, silence witness testimony, destroy federal records, classify embarrassing information, and retaliate against truth tellers. Yet these same tight-lipped lifers leaked like a sieve once President Trump was sworn in, freely promoting the illusion that everything he does is the new Watergate.

Sometimes, even conservatives portray the deep state as nothing more than dumb, inefficient bureaucracy. In fact, it’s the opposite; the deep state is intentional, unconstitutional, and organized.

In Deep State, Jason Chaffetz reveals an entrenched leadership within the civil service that resists exposure, accountability, and responsibility. At the highest levels, they fight back, outlast, and work the system for their own advantage. And they certainly don’t like disruptive forces such as Donald Trump. 

As chairman of the House Oversight Committee, Chaffetz was the tip of the spear challenging the deep state and trying to hold them accountable. He and his colleagues took on the powerful forces at the IRS, the EPA, the DOJ, the Department of State, and more. The deeper he dove in, the more shocking he found the brazen approach by the power brokers. 

The balance of power has shifted. The deep state has gotten used to operating anonymously and without consequence. This is a problem bigger than we can even imagine and getting worse. Unless we do something dramatic to wrest back control, we risk losing the ability to successfully challenge wrongdoing by the most powerful bureaucracy in the world.  

In Deep State, Chaffetz highlights the deep state’s tactics, illuminates the problems, and offers a way to fight back and win. It is important to expose the stories, but if the American people are going to win, Congress is going to have to do things differently.  

This audiobook helps the concerned citizen understand what must be done - so they can demand real change.

©2018 Jason Chaffetz (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

More from the same

Author

Narrator

What members say

Average customer ratings

Overall

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    3
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Performance

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    2
  • 4 Stars
    1
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Story

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    2
  • 4 Stars
    1
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • J
  • 07-02-19

recommend

this is an excellent honest insight and is very well written. lovely voice to listen to.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Sort by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Henwhisperer
  • Henwhisperer
  • 26-09-18

Excellent insight to the dirty dealings of the gov

Jason Chaffetz knows first hand about how the Deep State operates. He lays out how money is wasted by the various departments... billions per department, how cronizm is alive and well, and his own experience trying to find out what really happened with Benghazi. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg in this book.

Worth the listen. Especially in these times.

26 of 37 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for mary Trotter
  • mary Trotter
  • 04-11-18

Good book

Nice read, very understandable. Mr Chaffets is easy to listen to as well as understand

13 of 19 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Timothy Dowmont
  • Timothy Dowmont
  • 08-03-19

Amazon Book

Loved it! I wish Jason and Trey had stayed in office though. Getting factual information of what goes on in our government hopefully opens the eyes of the American people.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Arlene Laskowski
  • Arlene Laskowski
  • 15-11-19

This is the kind of book for college kids

Mr Chaffetz wrote a book that should be read by every incoming freshman in colleges aound the country. Maybe realizing that someone is presenting them with undeniable truths through facts that can be traced with alittle bit of time and effort, they would be forced to think that maybe the left may not always be telling them the whole truth and never the truth.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for CaSandra Smith
  • CaSandra Smith
  • 13-11-19

Educate yourself

Don't vote in 2020 as a sheep! Get educated by real people with experience! Chaffetz does not tell this story completely down party lines-which is refreshing. The Deep State is the enemy of the American people. Read this book to find out why.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Raymond A. Cooper
  • Raymond A. Cooper
  • 08-10-19

Congressional oversight explained

loved it, explained alot. must read. The Deep State as seen by a member of Congress.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Jerry
  • Jerry
  • 06-10-19

Inside Truth !

I really liked that a true American Patriot had the integrity to come forward with the truth, knowing that the Deep State would try to ruin his life.
If Americans don’t wake up and defend our great country soon! The Deep State will continue to fool us though the main stream media,and by silencing truth tellers.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Patricia L. Barton
  • Patricia L. Barton
  • 30-09-19

A great book<br /><br />

a great book to help you understand what has been going on with our government and our country thank you Jason Chaffetz it was an extremely enjoyable book I got to listen to it again to

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Diawi
  • Diawi
  • 23-09-19

Highly recommend

An informative account of how goverment bureaucracies tend to manipulate and become ends onto themselves without proper oversight.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Sean Hammond
  • Sean Hammond
  • 25-07-19

Deep State brings it home

I knew the culture of bureaucratic corruption was ripe in DC, as well as the blatant double standard by the Left. Jason’s first hand witness of the forces at work trying to undermine the Constitution and destroy this great Nation and the principles it was founded on is a much needed commentary on the current state.