Appearing on Anderson Cooper 360 Monday night, Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein offered hyperbolic analysis; as always. Bernstein cited the emergence of a second whistle-blower as more "considerable evidence...that we have a fundamentally corrupt President; who is a danger to the national security, has undermined our democratic system, and is also increasingly unstable." After contending that "many Republicans are looking at this and are aware of a good part of that equation," Bernstein referred to Republicans' refusal to "say it aloud" as an indication that "we're heading in a kind of really unprecedented crisis." Bernstein also indicated that he agreed with "the President's closest national security advisers" such as "Mattis, McMaster, Kelly...(and) Tillerson" that "the President of the United States is a threat to our own national security." Another member of the panel, David Gergen, declared that "in terms of people coming out who are heavyweights, it was important that Colin Powell came out and told Republicans they need to get a grip," apparently forgetting that the former Secretary of State endorsed the Democratic candidate in the last three presidential elections.