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Aug 05 2016
He Ran The C.I.A., Now He's Endorsing Hillary Clinton Comments (0)

Former C.I.A. big-wig Michael Morell has ripped Donald Trump as an unwitting Russian double agent in a New York Times endorsement of Hillary Clinton with the unforgettable header, “I Ran the C.I.A., Now I'm Endorsing Hillary Clinton.”

Morell, who worked with Clinton, lauded her intelligence and her ability to change her mind if presented with compelling evidence that she was wrong.

Of Trump, he wrote:

These [dangerous] 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.

In the piece, he suggests Trump has been played for a fool by Putin, who sucked up to Trump's insecurities with a simple compliment—and it worked.

Lest you think the man a Democratic operative, he has this to say:

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.

This is what happens when a madman gets close to the Oval Office—many publicly apolitical people get scared and do the right thing.