As Trump said in his departing address, he was an outsider to the D.C. Beltway. Therefore that alone made him a target, all the more so by his overt defiance of Comey and the Company of Intel Agencies. As that memorable quote by the current Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer on intel agencies getting Trump "six ways from Sunday."
The problem though in my estimation that has led to the current push toward shut down on the freedom of speech and even overt calls for reeducation of the deplorable rabble, is that Trump himself was too entangled with the miserable likes of Pompeo and Bannon.
The LaRouche movement and others, myself as well, had rightly exposed the Saudis and British Intelligence as behind Al Qaeda's 9/11 World Trade Center massacre. The Pompeo claim that Iran is behind all Islamic terror is a lie. Trump almost from day one of his Presidency went to Saudi Arabia, next named Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and engineered via Pompeo and alliance with the Sunni Wahhabi feudalists and Israel. This fuse has been lit due to the placating of the loony American Armageddonists version of the second coming.
The case of Steve Bannon and the Henry Jackson, English Speaking Union is another problem that has seeded yet another potential for an outbreak by miscalculation with China.
Now, we have the Clintonistas with their unfinished business with their Russian friends... Hillary recently was quoted that Trump probably called Putin to get and OK for an insurrection (!)
And yet, there may be a few forlorn shoots that may not die of canker. I must say that I am particularly delighted that nuclear rocketry for a Mars colonization mission may be afoot (even
Rolls Royce and Elon Musk may be partnering as rumor has it.) And it has just come to my attention that there is a proposal to set up a human colony in the orbit of Ceres. This of course should be named in honor of Riemann's immortal teacher Karl Gauss.