Clapper claptrap about checks and balances

Tom Bevin:
CLAPPER: The Founding Fathers, in their genius, created three co-equal branches of government, and a built-in system of checks and balances, and I feel as though that is under assault, and is eroding.

Let’s unpack those remarks. For starters, surely James Clapper, who has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in political science, knows that the FBI is part of the Justice Department, which is in the executive branch. For a president to replace an official in his own administration has nothing to do with the separation of powers between “three co-equal branches of government.”

FBI directors are given 10-year appointments, which they serve at the pleasure of the president. And though it’s rare to replace one, it does happen. The last president to do so was Bill Clinton, who replaced an FBI chief appointed by Ronald Reagan. Had Clinton’s wife defeated Trump, she almost certainly would have fired Comey herself: Only a week before Trump did so, Mrs. Clinton publicly blamed him for her defeat.
There is much more.

This guy does not seem too swift on his feet.  He has often misstated things in answers to questions by Congress or the media.  He could be the former intel figure who has been cited as a source for attacks on Trump in what I have described as an ongoing coup attempt by Democrats and some people in the intelligence community.


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