The shockwaves continue in the administration of President Donald Trump as the White House seeks to find a way forward with no clear path in sight amid the fallout over the president's firing of James Comey last week as FBI director.
The issue put on display Trump's management style, which operates at a pace that does not always keep his staff updated, as was shown last week when White House officials gave conflicting reports on the reasons why Comey was let go, according to a CNN report on Monday.
It also left fellow Republicans with the task of dealing with another "unwelcome controversy ignited by their president," according to the article. And, Democrats did not hesitate to go on offense as they sensed an opportunity to use the issue to gain ground ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.
In an interview on Sunday, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper suggested Trump was a threat to the nation's system of government.
"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 told CNN. "I feel as though that is under assault and is eroding."
For his part, Trump offered suggestions to graduates at Liberty University Saturday on how to face life's head winds, which indicated the president had no intentions of changing his course, The Washington Post reported.
"It's the outsiders who change the world and who make a real and lasting difference. The more that a broken system tells you that you're wrong, the more certain you should be that you must keep pushing ahead," Trump said.
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