“Americans are inured to the personnel drama in the White House—the factions and flameouts and new blood and walking wounded. But the larger drama, Stier said, is unfolding ‘below the waterline,’ far from the cameras and the West Wing, among little-known deputies and officers in the working ranks of government. A senior Administration official called them the ‘next-level-down guys.’ These are the foot soldiers in the war over the ‘deep state.’ ‘They’re not talked about,’ he said. ‘But they’re huge.'” The New Yorker’s Evan Osnos: Trump vs. the Deep State.