As President Donald Trump considers a replacement for fired FBI Director James Comey, lawmakers are urging the president to steer clear of appointing any politicians.
The advice came Sunday amid more criticism over Trump's dismissal of Comey during an FBI probe of Russia's meddling with last year's election and any ties to the Trump campaign. James Clapper, the former director of national intelligence, said the Founding Fathers created three co-equal branches of government with checks and balances, but with Trump as president, that was now "eroding."
"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 "I think as well our institutions are under assault internally."
When asked, "Internally, from the president?" Clapper responded, "Exactly."FILE - Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.
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