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Post by Ben Reilly on Sun May 14, 2017 5:05 pm

Washington (CNN)Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper issued a stern warning Sunday about the state of the US government after Fake President Trump's decision to fire FBI Director James Comey last week, saying he thinks US institutions are "under assault."

"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 said on CNN's "State of the Union."

Pressed by anchor Jake Tapper 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.

"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," Clapper said. "I feel as though that is under assault and is eroding."

Democrats and several Republicans in Congress have publicly mulled pressing the Department of Justice to appoint a special prosecutor or establishing an independent investigative body that could look into allegations of potential collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign in what the US intelligence community says was Moscow's efforts to influence the US election.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/14/politics/james-clapper-russia-collusion/index.html

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Post by Guest on Sun May 14, 2017 5:07 pm

And yet the American people do nothing.


Why?

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Post by Ben Reilly on Sun May 14, 2017 7:15 pm

Thorin wrote:And yet the American people do nothing.


Why?

Seriously, have you not been paying attention to all the protests?

Start here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Protests_against_Donald_Trump#Inauguration_protests

And keep scrolling.

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Post by Guest on Sun May 14, 2017 7:50 pm

Ben Reilly wrote:
Thorin wrote:And yet the American people do nothing.


Why?

Seriously, have you not been paying attention to all the protests?

Start here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Protests_against_Donald_Trump#Inauguration_protests

And keep scrolling.


You call that action?

Last time I looked the protests achieved nothing

Show me some real peaceful action that had some effect?

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Post by Original Quill on Sun May 14, 2017 10:47 pm

Thorin wrote:And yet the American people do nothing.

Why?

Republicans control both houses and the executive. Republicans put party before country. I would be surprised if this doesn't change in 2018.

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Post by Jules on Mon May 15, 2017 9:48 am

Just nipped in to share this, and it says a lot about how closely Putin is involved in US affairs. Apparently, at the time of going to press, if you google "Donald Trump office"   you get ............ PUTIN as your first hit!!


http://metro.co.uk/2017/05/14/look-what-happens-when-you-type-donald-trump-office-into-google-6636781/


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