“Our institutions are under assault internally”

"Our institutions are under assault internally"

by digby

James Clapper:

"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."
Pressed by anchor Jake Tapper if he meant US institutions were under assault internally from the President, Clapper responded,
Clapper called on the other branches of the federal government to step up in their roles as a check on the executive.
"The founding fathers, in their genius, created a system of three co-equal branches of government and a built-in system of checks and balances. I feel as though that is under assault and is eroding."
I guess James Clapper is now a Democratic partisan hack carrying the party line for Hillary. That's what the Republicans on my TV said all day anyway.