Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper says our institutions are under assault:
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 … 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. And I feel as though that’s under assault and is eroding.
“Asked directly whether he meant ‘internally from the president,’ Clapper responded: ‘Exactly.'”