This is unprecedented — and it’s a HUGE deal!
Former CIA director Michael Morell has officially endorsed Hillary Clinton for the presidency this November, taking a VERY unusual step for a man in his position by flat-out throwing his support behind a candidate!
It’s highly unusual for current or former CIA personnel to endorse candidates, instead opting to stay neutral as The Company will be helping either party’s candidate once the election is complete, but in this case — because of the dangers to America posed by Donald Trump — Morell is speaking out.
The former CIA head did so in an op-ed published Friday morning in the New York Times, outlining exactly why he’s with Hillary and against The Donald, and it is scathing!!
He kicks off the piece with a very plain statement about why he feels so strongly about pulling the lever for Clinton (below):
“I am neither a registered Democrat nor a registered Republican. In my 40 years of voting, I have pulled the lever for candidates of both parties. As a government official, I have always been silent about my preference for president. No longer. On Nov. 8, I will vote for Hillary Clinton. Between now and then, I will do everything I can to ensure that she is elected as our 45th president.
Two strongly held beliefs have brought me to this decision. First, Mrs. Clinton is highly qualified to be commander in chief. I trust she will deliver on the most important duty of a president ├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ keeping our nation safe. Second, Donald J. Trump is not only unqualified for the job, but he may well pose a threat to our national security.”
Don’t hold back, Mr. Morell!!
After listing off positive Mrs. Clinton’s traits and attributes that he’d seen when she was Secretary of State, Morell goes all in on the
buffoon real estate mogul running on the other side, writing:
“In sharp contrast to Mrs. Clinton, Mr. Trump has no experience on national security. Even more important, the character traits he has exhibited during the primary season suggest he would be a poor, even dangerous, commander in chief.
These traits include his obvious need for self-aggrandizement, his overreaction to perceived slights, his tendency to make decisions based on intuition, his refusal to change his views based on new information, his routine carelessness with the facts, his unwillingness to listen to others and his lack of respect for the rule of law.”
It doesn’t stop there, though!
Perhaps most damning of all, Morell lobs a HUGE bomb at The Donald, calling him an “unwitting agent” helping Russia and their leader, Vladimir Putin.
“President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia was a career intelligence officer, trained to identify vulnerabilities in an individual and to exploit them. That is exactly what he did early in the primaries. Mr. Putin played upon Mr. Trump’s vulnerabilities by complimenting him. He responded just as Mr. Putin had calculated.
Mr. Putin is a great leader, Mr. Trump says, ignoring that he has killed and jailed journalists and political opponents, has invaded two of his neighbors and is driving his economy to ruin. Mr. Trump has also taken policy positions consistent with Russian, not American, interests ├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ endorsing Russian espionage against the United States, supporting Russia’s annexation of Crimea and giving a green light to a possible Russian invasion of the Baltic States.
In the intelligence business, we would say that Mr. Putin had recruited Mr. Trump as an unwitting agent of the Russian Federation.”
Then, after doubling down on how bigoted Trump has been for things like wanting to bar Muslims from entering the country, Morell wraps things up nice and sweet in the end:
“My training as an intelligence officer taught me to call it as I see it. This is what I did for the C.I.A. This is what I am doing now. Our nation will be much safer with Hillary Clinton as president.”
Call it like he sees it — no kidding!!
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