Former CIA Head Accuses Trump Of Being "An Unwitting Agent Of Russia", Here's What He Did Not Say

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Former acting director and deputy director of the Central Intelligence Agency from 2010 to 2013, Michael Morell has penned a NYTimes' Op-Ed endorsing Hillary Clinton and claiming "Mr. Putin has recruited Mr. Trump as an unwitting agent of the Russian Federation."

But as one commenter details, while Michael Morell portrays himself as some sort of bipartisan warrior, this is not true. He’s been vying for a position in a potential Hillary Clinton administration for three years now. Since he won't disclose his close ties with Hillary Clinton, we will...

He was an active participant in painting the Benghazi attacks as caused by YouTube video. When Hillary Clinton says 'best information provided by the intelligence community" she is referring to her man in the CIA: Michael Morel Morell was the CIA official who crafted the "talking points" on Benghazi with the Obama White House according to his own testimony in 2014 to Congress. In emails later uncovered by Congress, CIA Director David Petraeus called the resulting talking-point language 'useless.'


In 2013, he left the CIA to join a Wash DC consultancy group with strong links to Hillary Clinton. Beacon Global Strategies, Morell's employer, is a ten-person firm whose co-founders include Philippe Reines, a senior counselor to Hillary Clinton when she ran the State Department. Reines is still her spokesman, serving in that capacity in what New York magazine calls 'a second full-time job. “And if she runs again... Reines will be onboard,” the magazine concluded in Ferbruary 2014. Meaning that Morell, as a senior official at Beacon, will also likely be part of the Clinton spin machine.

So with that in mind, here is Morell's Op-Ed "I Ran the C.I.A. Now I'm Endorsing Hillary Clinton"...

During a 33-year career at the Central Intelligence Agency, I served presidents of both parties — three Republicans and three Democrats. I was at President George W. Bush’s side when we were attacked on Sept. 11; as deputy director of the agency, I was with President Obama when we killed Osama bin Laden in 2011.


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 — 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.


I spent four years working with Mrs. Clinton when she was secretary of state, most often in the White House Situation Room. In these critically important meetings, I found her to be prepared, detail-oriented, thoughtful, inquisitive and willing to change her mind if presented with a compelling argument.


I also saw the secretary’s commitment to our nation’s security; her belief that America is an exceptional nation that must lead in the world for the country to remain secure and prosperous; her understanding that diplomacy can be effective only if the country is perceived as willing and able to use force if necessary; and, most important, her capacity to make the most difficult decision of all — whether to put young American women and men in harm’s way.


Mrs. Clinton was an early advocate of the raid that brought Bin Laden to justice, in opposition to some of her most important colleagues on the National Security Council. During the early debates about how we should respond to the Syrian civil war, she was a strong proponent of a more aggressive approach, one that might have prevented the Islamic State from gaining a foothold in Syria.


I never saw her bring politics into the Situation Room. In fact, I saw the opposite. When some wanted to delay the Bin Laden raid by one day because the White House Correspondents Dinner might be disrupted, she said, “Screw the White House Correspondents Dinner.”


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.


The dangers that flow from Mr. Trump’s character are not just risks that would emerge if he became president. It is already damaging our national security.


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 — 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.


Mr. Trump has also undermined security with his call for barring Muslims from entering the country. This position, which so clearly contradicts the foundational values of our nation, plays into the hands of the jihadist narrative that our fight against terrorism is a war between religions.


In fact, many Muslim Americans play critical roles in protecting our country, including the man, whom I cannot identify, who ran the C.I.A.’s Counterterrorism Center for nearly a decade and who I believe is most responsible for keeping America safe since the Sept. 11 attacks.


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.

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So the words of an ultimate insider confirm the Hillary is 'best and brightest', no matter her track record, and Trump is the devil in the pocket of Putin. Perhaps a simpler explanation of the choices (over and above the 'war' or 'peace' decision we noted), as Lizzie363 summarized so succinctly, Hillary Clinton is controllable by The CIA. Trump is not... Therefore it's the institutionalized corrupt candidate you know vs. insanity you don't.

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roadhazard's picture

All I know for sure is Pootin don't like Hitlery.

knukles's picture

Oh for fucking's sakes.

Note to Ed Snowden:  Don't bother to come back. 

N0TaREALmerican's picture
N0TaREALmerican (not verified) knukles Aug 5, 2016 12:31 PM

He just said:  "it's time".     Maybe he's had enough of the Russian Pizza.  

MagicHandPuppet's picture

Oh this is an easy reaction.  If the CIA doesn't like Trump, then I LOVE TRUMP.  Thank you, new world order spooks for giving me even more reasons.

Mountainview's picture

Where is the difference between Russian, Brazilian and Russian democracy? I can't see it anymore. Or maybe Brazil and Russia have more parties.

I M DeMan's picture

Is this the same cia slob who claims Iraq had WMDs?

Panafrican Funktron Robot's picture

Yes, he actually wrote the briefings.

WTFRLY's picture


FreezeThese's picture
FreezeThese (not verified) WTFRLY Aug 5, 2016 2:18 PM

CIA's rigging it for Trump ... err, MSM is biased ... conspiracy ... uhh mashed potatoes ... conspiracy ... 


Did I miss any?

fleur de lis's picture

Mr. CIA pissy panty Michael Morrell should spend less time focusing on Trump and more time on finding the killers of Officer Terry Yeakey.

And he wouldn't have to look very far, either.

He probaby goes out drinking and skanking and porning with his coke head wet workers all the time.

Courtesy of the American taxpayer.

Michael Morrell is a .gov crack ho whose only funtion is adding to American cultural decay.

Omerta's picture

Pussified yes-man sniffing around for some lame ass cabinet position. Talk about brown nosing, but then I have it on reliable information (Jim Comey) that Hillary's asshole smells like rosemilk.

Vatican_cameo's picture


Morell is nothing but an Ass-sucking Weasel.  He's one of those worms that you want to punch in the face just looking at him.  Good to know the CIA isn't happy with Trump.  Naturally they want Hitlery for President, she could give them some good pointers on Assassinations. 

Chupacabra-322's picture

What I wouldn't give to be in a room alone with this Scum Fuck, one on one. Mano a Mano. Id tear him limb from limb with my bear hands.

DownWithYogaPants's picture

So this deep state turd does not like Trump?

Neither do the house propaganda organs of the Federal Government deep state.

All this "Trump is sliding" stuff just magically happens after the convention? .......Riiiiight.

I can see the conductors baton tapping the music stand in front of him.  Next I see it lifted and held high for a passing moment. Then on the down stroke the percussion, woodwinds and brass start to play.  Could these idiots be any more obvious?

Handful of Dust's picture

The fact the NYT even printed this tripe shows you how low they are. No wonder everyone hates the media.

Son of Loki's picture


Morell tried to submit it to The Onion but they considered it to stupid to print.

So he went the nyt. Maybe npr will set him up for an interview on thier morning show .... then again, his schedule may be fully booked at Comedy Central.

Parrotile's picture

Except that they DON'T.  Unfortunately we ALL know that the vast majority of "The Great Unwashed" still regard what's presented to them daily, in easy-to-digest, carefully sanitised soundbites, as "Gospel Truth" . . . .


Which is why Hitlery will most probably be your first Female (and possibly last human) "President".

MFL8240's picture

 Michael Morell has penned a NYTimes' Op-Ed endorsing Hillary Clinton and claiming "Mr. Putin has recruited Mr. Trump as an unwitting agent of the Russian Federation."


Are these mother f_ckers serious? 

froze25's picture

They are dead serous, they are banking on the public at large being completely ignorant and solely getting their disinformation from the bought and paid Main Stream media.

I M DeMan's picture

This shill looks so foolish it's hard to beleive but it shows the desperation of Hillary and how diabolical she is. This creep Morell should be defrocked by an elite team of truthsayers.

True Blue's picture

Hell, his line "During the early debates about how we should respond to the Syrian civil war, she was a strong proponent of a more aggressive approach, one that might have prevented the Islamic State from gaining a foothold in Syria." is such utter and obvious tripe I cannot believe a 'sane' person penned it.

We all know the CIA created, funded, trained and armed ISIS and that they continue to do so to this very day. They created the Syrian 'civil war' because they have an obvious vested interest in regime change all over the secular portions of the Middle East. Would that 'more aggressive approach' consist of trying to launch another poison gas attack on Syrian civilians in the hope that Assad takes the blame? Whoops -that one didn't work out so well, now did it?

Well, given that the use of Sarin Gas (which they took from Lybia and tried to use in Syria) is just one of their many War Crimes; he can hang next to the Canka-chew once Nuremburg II is convened.

Itinerant's picture

The CIA endorses Hillary because one of America's foundational values is to import Muslims. It's right there in the constitution.

MFL8240's picture

The courrption is reaching a new peak. 

lasvegaspersona's picture


PS  Ed, do you have a spare couch? I'm clean, I do my own dishes and can share rent.

...just until the wars over....

Jeffersonian Liberal's picture

Knowing what a commie-rat-bastard Mrs. Bill "The Rapist" Clinton is, I can only surmise that Morell is not an unwitting agent of Putin's but a fully witting and active agent of Putin's.

If you want an evil, totalitarian greedy criminal to be president, then you, sir, are either a traitor or one stupid fuck.

BennyBoy's picture

Hillary is the "unwitting agent of Bill Clinton"

Bill's third term is coming up.

Or is it Hillary's third?

Eddie Baby's picture

We will see which one of them has an "accident" first.

Handful of Dust's picture

Trump is a successful businessman who is not a parasite or a necon that's more reason they do not like him.


He also empathizes with the American middle class that both Clinton and Obama have been destroying for years so there's another reaspon they dislike him. Maybe someone should do a NYT op ed explainig why Obama hates America so much?

Katos's picture

From what I saw of Bill at the convention,  his mental choo choo, left the station some time back. The only thing he's good for is standing there with that stupid look on his face,  smiling up at Hitlery, and shaking his head in approval. Oh yeah, and talking about grand children, to some appointed slaves who need a memory jolt of who put them where they are today. Who's your daddy so to speak! I think like so many of these turds, Reagan, Both Bushs, Clinton is heading for altzhimer way. Couldn't happen to a bigger douchebag!

sun tzu's picture

Now the American leftists are in love with the CIA?

froze25's picture

They lack any critical thought, they do what the TV tells them.

drendebe10's picture

Another corrup duplicitous progressive liberal democrap turd for the syphlitic lying cheating cunt

wren's picture

Russia has paid the Clinton Foundation how much exactly? What was it, millions of dollars not disclosed...

I put more faith in Putin than our current leadership!

nmb's picture
nmb (not verified) Aug 5, 2016 12:16 PM

Hellary can't wait to lead Cold War 2.0

I M DeMan's picture

I am not sure it will be a "cold" war given Hillary's and Bill's bloody past. If she gets elected I am expecting her "excessively careless" fingers push the nuke button against Russia and maybe China.


She is pretty scary.

knukles's picture

We're already up to our asses in Cold War II.

Croesus's picture

"Pretty scary"? Understatement of the year.

Shillary is "holy shit, what a  fucking psycho" scary. 

"We came, we saw, He died....Hahahaha". 

I've known a lot of people over the years...including soldiers who have taken a life in battle, and former convicts who got paroled after serving time for serious crimes, involving loss of life. 

NONE of THEM would ever LAUGH about taking a human life, regardless of their level of involvement.

Shillary is certifiably insane, and is the LAST person, who should be given ANY position of responsibility. 

She's going to get us all killed, if she's in charge. 

Katos's picture

I agree with that 100%

Parrotile's picture

I've known a lot of people over the years...including soldiers who have taken a life in battle  <.


Same here - and you will no doubt be aware of the real problems of PTSD that plague such people. The fact that Hillary seems to take pleasure in having people killed does not bode at all well for her behaviour should she get to a position of "Ultimate Power".


Hopefully there are numerous fail-safe elements involved in authorising the use of nuclear weapons - so "if by chance" you "elect" (Ha., Ha!) a "slightly unbalanced" President, the means exist to prevent "inadvertent" launch authorisation becoming a "real" launch.


If such failsafes do not exist, maybe now is the time to start thinking about establishing them, before next year . . . . . .

lasvegaspersona's picture

Russia has tidy, small, precise nukes. They would take out just the right buildings. China has not kept up and still have only city smashers.

A Russian attack would likely leave a lot of the country intact. If China gets involved you can kiss any town that gets targeted good bye...forever.

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PoasterToaster (not verified) Aug 5, 2016 12:18 PM

Traitorous swine from the CIA (but I repeat myself) slanders red-blooded American in attempt to keep their 50 year coup afloat.

Chupacabra-322's picture

The fact that we all have to worry about the CIA killing a potential President simply because the man puts America first, really says it all.

The Agency is Cancer. Why are we even waiting for them to kill another one of our people to act? There should be no question about the CIA's future in the US.

Dissolved & dishonored. Its members locked away or punished for Treason. Their reputation is so bad and has been for so long, that the fact that you joined them should be enough to justify arrest and Execution for Treason, Crimes Against Humanity & Crimes Against The American People.

True Blue's picture

Veritas vos liberabit -"The Truth will set you Free."

That is the tongue in cheek motto of the See Aye Hey; and someday, the Truth will set us free -just as it set the East Germans free when they stormed the headquarters of the STASI.

Panafrican Funktron Robot's picture

Funny story:  The CIA started their crack cocaine program in 1980.  Morell just so happened to have joined the CIA in 1980, and Latin America was one of his regions. Black lives matter?

GUS100CORRINA's picture

More evidence that we are dealing with a government that is corrupt and full of liberal despots with reprobate minds.

This is yet another truly, truly sad day for America.

This latest event proves beyond a shadow of a doubt we are living in days of Book of Judges, 2Kings and Daniel all rolled up into ONE.

May GOD of the BIBLE have mercy on America in the days ahead. I really am NOT looking forward how this narrative is unfolding.

Side Note: Great Movie on how the CIA really operates: "Three Days of the Condor starring Robert Redford" 


dizzyfingers's picture

100% correct, we cannot/should not trust them at any time, for any reason.

Bill of Rights's picture

Gee all the NWO nuts are outing themselves. If anything at all TRUMP you outed these pricks...