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Dem Rep: Trump is a Bigger Threat to America Than Russia

Rep. Mike Quigley, a Democratic member of the House Intelligence Committee, said the president’s actions pose a danger to America’s democratic norms.

By NTK Staff | 05.23.2018 @1:48pm

Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL), a member of the House Intelligence Committee, told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Wednesday that President Trump poses a greater threat to American democracy than Russian intelligence efforts.

“I thought that the Russian attack on our Democratic process was the most important thing that happened in our lifetime, the greatest threat to our democracy,” Quigley said. “I now believe the greatest threat to our rule of law, our democracy, how our intel community works to protect us, is not from that attack but from the president’s reaction to that attack.”

Blitzer seemed surprised by the remarks.

“You think the president and how he’s behaving right now represents a bigger threat to American democracy than what the Russians were doing and apparently are still doing here in the United States?” he asked.

Quigley touted Congressional actions against Russian interference, but said the United States faces a far greater threat.

“What’s happening [in the United States] is far more insidious,” he said.

“It’s an attack on how the intelligence community collects its information,” Quigley explained. “If the independence of the Justice Department is threatened for all time, if this establishes a pattern of behavior where the Justice Department doesn’t have that independence, the rule of law is greatly threatened.”

“At this point in time, I see that as a greater threat,” the Democrat said.

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