After President Donald Trump revoked the security clearance from his enemies, a panelist during MSNBC Katy Tur’s show suggested it’s not the lowest the president can go.
During a White House press briefing, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced that President Trump would revoke the security clearance from former CIA Director John Brennan, and said the president was looking into the same action for other officials who also happen to oppose him.
On Wednesday, MSNBC political analyst Jonathan Alter compared President Trump’s “abuse of power” to Richard Nixon. Alter argued that President Trump’s decision to revoke security clearance from his enemies is unprecedented. “It’s a gross abuse of power. There’s no precedent for it in American history,” Alter said.
“Except if you switch the lens a little bit, so what Nixon did in auditing the tax returns of his enemies, wiretapping people inside the government who he didn’t trust, it’s in that department.” Alter said.
He suggested that President Trump’s impeachment is becoming more of a reality every day.
“That’s the kind of thing that this is. When they impeached Nixon, all of that was thrown into the rubric of abuse of power. If Donald Trump is impeached, and I think it’s becoming more likely every day, this will be revisited. It’s not illegal what he’s done, but it is a gross abuse of power,” he concluded.
Watch the video below via MSNBC.