REPORTER: Does the White House believe there such a thing as the deep state that's actively working to undermine the president?
SPICER: Well, I think that there's no question, when you have eight years of one party in office, that there are people who stay in government who are affiliated with -- you know, join and continue to espouse the agenda of the previous administration, so I don't think it should come as any surprise that there are people that burrowed into government during eight years of the last administration and, you know, may have believed in that agenda and want to continue to seek it. I don't think that should come as a surprise to anyone.
REPORTER: Will the director of the CIA or the DNI have a presidential mandate to seek these people out and fire them or purge them from government?
SPICER: I don't think -- that the CIA does not -- that's not part of the CIA's mandate under any circumstances, so no on that one.