It is necessary to maintain the illusion of democracy, explains Michael J. Glennon in the June 2017 issue of Harper’s magazine. From the time that Harry S. Truman first established the National Security Directorate, actual accountability slowly diminished. There was a gradual transfer of power from elected officials to bureaucrats. “Yet it was necessary to maintain the illusion that national security was controlled by our constitutionally established democratic institutions. To do otherwise would be to undermine the legitimacy both of those institutions and of the security bureaucracy itself.” 
It is necessary to maintain the illusion of freedom, even though we are losing more and more of it. The deep state bureaucracy cannot just flat-out say, “Look. We are in charge. So all you people, just shut up.” The perfect slave thinks he’s free.
An article in yesterday’s Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette informs us that a new Pentagon Papers movie is planned for release around January 2018. Actors Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks, along with director Steven Spielberg are involved. The film is tentatively titled, “The Post”, and promises to ballyhoo the role of The Washington Post in publishing portions of the Pentagon Papers in 1971. 
The gist of the fable is that heroic newspapers, especially the New York Times and Washington Post, fought to release important Pentagon Papers revelations to the public. But according to the late Colonel L. Fletcher Prouty, the Pentagon Papers were disinformation concocted by the CIA to divert blame for the Vietnam War away from itself and deflect it onto the military. 
A fight between deep state bureaucrats and the Constitutionally elected U.S. president, Donald Trump, now ongoing, is explained in Glennon’s article found in the June 2017 issue of Harper’s magazine. I believe at this point that the deep state is working to Watergate President Trump. Celebrations seem to be planned for around January 2018 when the Pentagon Papers movie gets released.
——- Sources ——-
 “Security Breach”, by Michael J. Glennon. Harper’s magazine, June 2017.
 “Pentagon Papers, the press and the heroic past”, by Dan Corkery. Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette, May 28, 2017. Page C-1.
 “About that ‘greatest whistleblower ever’: Ellsberg, Snowden, and the Secret Team”, July 27, 2013. https://niallbradley.net/2013/07/27/about-that-greatest-whistleblower-ever-ellsberg-snowden-and-the-secret-team/