The metaphor "deep state" is close but not completely on target. What you are finally witnessing is Communist Party espionage.
There's an old slogan we Texans are fond of repeating: Oil and water don't mix. And neither does Communism and Christianity
The constant false accusations of the Communist Party, living inside the Democrat Party, intends to drive the USA to national suicide.
How do you mark-up a custom tailored suit? You mark the boundaries, cut the excess properly, then sew up the remainder.