The Environmental Protection Agency (epa) apologized on Thursday after issuing a press release that ridiculed President Trump over his recent executive order rolling back Obama-era climate change policies.

The EPA press release contained a quote erroneously attributed to West Virginia Republican Senator Shelley Moore Capito, reading: “With this Executive Order, President Trump has chosen to bury his head in the sand recklessly." The statement then said that walking away from the Clean Power Plan was "irresponsible" and "irrational."

However, the statement that appeared in the EPA press release was actually made by the Democratic member of the Public Works Committee, Sen.

Tom Carper of Delaware.

Journalist confirms the existence of the 'Deep State.'

According to The Hill, the anti-Trump press release was the result of a rift between the Trump administration and the EPA's career employees, otherwise known as the 'Deep State.'

This term, often used by right-wing media, refers to non-elected government employees and bureaucrats who are loyal to former President Barack Obama and are actively working to undermine the Trump administration.

While many liberal media outlets contend that the 'Deep State' is just an alt-right conspiracy theory, investigative journalist Adam Kredo of the Washington Free Beacon believes that he has uncovered information that proves its existence.

Last week Kredo published an article claiming that Obama loyalists had planted "a series of landmines" to disrupt the incoming administration. Kredo maintains that career bureaucrats hired or appointed by Obama are the ones leaking sensitive information to confederates in the media.

Kredo's sources claim that these anti-Trump confederates plant the leaked information in the Washington Post and New York Times.

The Washington Free Beacon reported last week that multiple sources had confirmed an "unprecedented effort" to sabotage the new administration, with campaigns designed to discredit CIA Director Mike Pompeo and other Trump appointees.

“Holdovers from the Obama administration are working to undermine the Trump administration’s agenda through efforts to alter official communications, a number of government officials confirmed in conversations with the Washington Free Beacon,” reported Adam Kredo on March 22.

Kredo's prediction comes true

Exactly how or why Thursday's EPA press release was altered to bash President Trump is still unclear.

The Washington Free Beacon's reporting and The Hill's acknowledgment of a rift between Trump's White House and Obama loyalists, however, seems to suggest that the D.C. swamp is crawling with career employees who will do anything and everything to sabotage the new president.