The former chief of staff at the CIA and Pentagon warned America about the dwindling number of checks on President Donald Trump.
Jeremy Bash, a national security analyst for NBC News, joined the "11th Hour" with anchor Brian Williams on Tuesday.
Williams asked Bash about acting Attorney General Matt Whitacker.
"Well, he has to be a check against the president, but he was put in there to not be a check," Bash noted. "So really the only checks left in our government are those in Congress."
"And just to think big, for a moment, the president is redefining the American presidency before our eyes -- or he's attempting to," Bash warned.
"He's attempting to redefine American democracy," he continued. "In our system of checks and balances, the only branches of government that can stop a president from doing these illegal acts are the judiciary and the Congress."
Williams asked Bash to reply to a tweet sent by former acting Attorney General Sally Yates.
In a single day, POTUS turns a blind eye to the barbaric murder of journalist and we learn that he tried to order D… https://t.co/giVFDfbGmA— Sally Yates (@Sally Yates)1542762852.0
"This is a bipartisan view that we hear time and time again -- from professionals, career law enforcement, intelligence and military professionals -- that the president is abusing his authority as commander-in-chief," he noted.
"We've never seen anything like it in our history," Bash added.