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Warning about the grave Constitutional consequences of Trump trying to turn the FBI into his private police force, and using it to launch political investigations, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper stressed that the new developments pose a threat to American democracy.
“That’s actually a very disturbing assault on the independence of the Department of Justice,” said Clapper on CNN Monday morning. “I think when this president, or any president, tries to use Department of Justice as a kind of private investigatory body, that’s not good for the country.”
Appearing on MSNBC Monday morning, former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates agreed with Clapper’s ominous assessment: “What we’re seeing here is the President has just taken his all-out assault on the rule of law to a new level.…