Ex-CIA Analyst: ‘Deep State’ Will Oppose Republicans In 2024

Former CIA analyst John Gentry, a professor at Georgetown University, warned in an interview on Fox News Digital Tuesday that an increasingly politicized U.S. intelligence community is likely to interfere with the election in 2024 to oppose the Republican presidential candidate.

“My guess is that the proverbial deep state within the intelligence community will reemerge because presumably a Republican candidate will again be seen as a threat to the internal policies that many intelligence people like,” said Dr. Gentry, who is the author of a new book, “Neutering the CIA: Why US Intelligence Versus Trump Has Long-Term Consequences.”

Gentry — who spent 12 years as an intelligence analyst for the CIA — says the diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) agenda and partisan politicization of the U.S. intelligence community have become a “problem.” He says he is confident that activists from the nation’s intelligence agencies will interfere with the 2024 election similarly to how they did in 2020.

Soon after the New York Post published the bombshell Oct. 2020 story about emails regarding Ukraine business dealings from the laptop of Hunter Biden, the son of then-presidential candidate Joe Biden, the intelligence community pushed back against the story in a public campaign to discredit it and support the Democrat presidential ticket.

51 former intelligence officials signed a letter within days after the New York Post broke the laptop story, claiming it “has all the classic earmarks of a Russian information operation.” The letter said, “If we are right, this is Russia trying to influence how Americans vote in this election, and we believe strongly that Americans need to be aware of this.”

Gentry says the decision was “clearly political” rather than a matter of election integrity. He told Fox News Digital that a source very high up told him “in no uncertain terms” that the letter was written “explicitly” with the “intent to help the Biden campaign.”

“I long have thought we are likely to again see former intelligence officers be politically active against Trump or whomever the Republican presidential candidate is next year, and I expect leaking to resume,” Gentry said. “The activities of ‘formers’ have resumed already, a bit before I expected.”