Vastavam web: A former US spymaster today accused Donald Trump of assaulting American institutions, saying the US president’s decision to fire FBI Director James Comey was “very disturbing” to the employees of the bureau.James Clapper, former Director of National Intelligence, told CNN that Comey’s sacking has led to concern in the bureau tasked with proving alleged Russian meddling in the November presidential election that brought Trump to the White House.”I will just say that the developments of the past week are very bothersome, very disturbing to me,” Clapper said.
Last week, Trump fired Comey, who was leading an investigation into the alleged Russian interference.”People had issues with Director Comey’s – some of his decisions. That’s fine. People took issue with decisions I made. That’s part of the deal. But, I think, as far as his stature as a leader and his integrity, people are very upset about the way he was treated,” Clapper said.”I’m pretty familiar with the bureau and its people. It’s a national treasure. It’s very disturbing to me that the negative morale impact this event has had,” he said.
He also said the “assault” on American institutions was not limited to Trump. He said the alleged Russian meddling in the US election system also compromised the institutions.”Internally, it is coming from the US President Donald Trump himself, and externally from the countries like Russia through interference in the election system,” he said.