Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper spoke with CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday where he said American Institutions were under assault by Donald Trump.
“I think in many ways our institutions are under assault, both externally, and that’s the big news here is the Russian interference in our election system,” Clapper said.
“And I think as well our institutions are under assault internally.”
CNN’s Jake Tapper went on to ask Clapper to elaborate.
Tapper asked, “Internally from the president?”
“Exactly,” Clapper responded.
“I think the funding fathers, in their genius, created a system of three co-equal branches of government and a built-in system of checks and balances and I feel as though that’s under assault and is eroding.”
Clapper went on to express his feelings towards the firing of former FBI Director James Comey.
“I think at-large, there is concern about it,” he said.
“It’s very disturbing to me the negative morale impact this event has had. People had issues I’m sure with Director Comey, some of his decisions, that’s fine…but I think as far as his stature as a leader and his integrity, people are very upset about the way he was treated.”