Former CIA director endorses Clinton, calls Trump ‘dangerous’

Trump, Clinton battle it out in 2016's new social media landscape. (AP file)

“Our nation will be much safer with Hillary Clinton as president,” Michael Morell wrote in an unprecedented Op-ED in the New York Times that was published today.

Morell served 33 years in the CIA and acted as director twice, once in 2011 and from 2012-2013. He was with President Obama and Secretary Clinton when the raid was conducted that led to the death of Osama Bin Laden.

“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,” he wrote.

In contrast, he says Trump does not have an appropriate temperament and points to his relationship with Russia.

“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,” said Morell.

To read the full piece, click here to visit the New York Times.

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