Sunday, May 14, 2017

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper: President Trump Is 'Assaulting Our Democratic Institutions'

CNN: Clapper: US institutions 'under assault' from Trump

Washington (CNN)Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said Sunday that he thinks US institutions are under assault from President 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 -- and I think as well our institutions are under assault internally," Clapper told anchor Jake Tapper on CNN's "State of the Union."

Pressed if he meant US institutions were under assault internally from the President, Clapper responded, "Exactly."

Clapper called on the other branches of the federal government to step up in their roles as a check on the executive.

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WNU Editor: Nothing has changed .... the same anti-Trump and Russian accusations and claims .... but no proof or evidence provided. Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper is saying that US institutions are under assault from President Donald Trump .... I say that some of the people in these institutions are waging an assault on a duly elected President via through leaks .... and they have been doing so very openly since the election. The politicisation of these institutions (intelligence and justice) has been a trend that has been accelerating for the past few years .... listening to James Clapper today .... and former CIA/NSA Director Michael Hayden on other TV stations .... Former CIA chief now 'open' to idea of special prosecutor on Russia (The Hill) .... and all amplified through the echo chamber of the main stream media .... is only confirming my fears that it is getting worse.

More News On Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper: President Trump Is 'Assaulting Our Democratic Institutions'

Clapper: US govt ‘under assault’ by Trump after Comey firing -- AP
Clapper says Trump weakening U.S. institutions -- Washington Post
James Clapper: democratic institutions are 'under assault' by Trump -- The Guardian
James Clapper: Our Institutions ‘Are Under Assault’ Both Externally and Internally -- NBC
Clapper: 'Our institutions are under assault' by Trump -- The Hill
Former DNI Clapper says Russia likely sees Comey's firing as 'another victory' -- ABC News
Clapper: Comey firing 'another victory' for Russia -- Politico


Anonymous said...

If Clapper and Hayden want to see somebody that has 'assaulted' US institutions, all they need to do is take a look in the mirror.

Anonymous said...

Stupid libturd commie nazi mediaz! Draianz the swamp! Drop big bombz and win the warz! 'Murica iz great agin! Yeeoowwwww!

Anonymous said...

Apparently people writing this blog must have missed their classes in American Constitutional History and Modern American History. America is a land held together by the myth of the rule of law and institutions that can and will hold elected leaders to that law.

Folks who have come from or live in other countries have difficulty in understanding these truths. They often prefer strong men and despots to the messy nature of democracy.

Real Americans worry when people write the nonsense and believe the nonsense of the Editor and their followers.

These people are Zeks of the mind.

Jay Farquharson said...

The best part of Trump's assault on the seperation of powers, and the Republican's assaults on the Rules and Means,

Is the next Democratic Party majority in the House, the Senate, the POTUS, inherit those "rules".


The Republican's think that if they "reset" the Rules and Mean's, when they have a majority, they will be able to use that to keep themselves in power.

Trump doesn't think at all,


Anonymous said...

JF: LMFAO indeed!

Business people think differently then people who provide government services. Government in the U.S. was specifically designed by the Founders to impede despots and to make drastic changes difficult. It is called checks and balances.

Business types like Trump see government inefficiency as something to be removed. He does not even try to reach consensus, make compromises, or have a firm grip on rules and regulations. For many business types, anything goes if the end point is a successful deal.

This is not the way that government works in the U.S. Divided government is most often good government. It forces compromises. It keeps despots out of government or limits their impact.

If one does not like checks and balances one then attacks those institutions that limit the concentration of power.

For those people there is always opportunity in the Post-Soviet Russia run by ex-KGB and oligarch friends. No problem there with attacking the boss. He has ways of making people disappear or wish they had moved.

Pro-Russia advocates have a very short memory of the impacts of organs of government coming under strong central control. Should they forget, they only have to look at the phone books in North America to see how many Russians left the Motherland for democracies.

Real Americans are not yet ready to give a hearty Dos Vedanya to our liberties as the Russians have once again.

Jay Farquharson said...

No immigrants here:

Anonymous said...

JF: Thanks for posting the sites.

Countries vote their democratic freedoms away. I hope that we are not permanently on that path as the result would be dangerous for the world.

jimbrown said...

This DNI position needs to be cut pronto.

Jay Farquharson said...

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