Ongoing efforts to define Donald Trump as Moscow’s sock puppet were given a boost by former CIA boss Michael Morrell. The New York Times – which is increasingly becoming America’s PRAVDA – featured a prominently placed Friday editorial from Morrell who bestowed his seal of approval upon Queen Hillary as well as accused Trump of aiding and abetting Vladimir Putin. With the release of more damning emails hanging over Mrs. Clinton’s head like the sword of Damocles it is imperative for the narrative to be hammered that the content is unimportant in comparison to the threat of foreign meddling in the U.S. election process.
In his NY Times screed entitled “I Ran the C.I.A. Now I’m Endorsing Hillary Clinton”, Morrell writes:
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.
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.
Now that’s a new one. Trump is not only acting on behalf of the Kremlin but he doesn’t even know it, it’s like a journey back in time to the days when the CIA devoted a good amount of resources to mind control programs like the infamous MKULTRA in efforts to create sleeper assassins and Manchurian candidates. It’s ridiculous that Morrell is given prime space in the nation’s so-called paper of record to air such lurid conspiracy theories.
The Times will never question whether Morrell (who bears a resemblance to George McFly) has ulterior motives like landing a job in a Hillary Clinton administration. It also isn’t divulged that when he left as acting head of the CIA that went to work for a private company run by a former communications adviser to Hillary. Nor could the Times be bothered to note that Morrell reportedly worked on those hugely controversial talking points for Susan Rice to explain away the Benghazi disaster as a reaction to an internet video.
Liberty Blitzkrieg provides the details that the New York Times can’t be bothered with in the article “New York Times Fails to Disclose Op-Ed Writer’s Ties to Hillary Clinton’s ‘Principal Gatekeeper’:
Today, everyone is talking about Michael Morell’s Op-Ed in the New York Times in which the former acting director of the CIA strongly endorses Hillary Clinton while calling Donald Trump “an unwitting agent of the Russian Federation.”
At the end of the piece the New York Times informs readers that:
Michael J. Morell was the acting director and deputy director of the Central Intelligence Agency from 2010 to 2013.
That’s a pretty brief bio and leaves out some material information about what the man’s been up to since. For example, Mr. Morell is a Senior Counselor for D.C.-based international consulting firm, Beacon Global Strategies. So who runs Beacon Global Strategies?
Well, one of its founders is a man named Philippe Reines. Here’s an excerpt from his bio:
From 2009-2013, Mr. Reines served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Strategic Communications and Senior Communications Advisor to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, who he has worked for since 2002. In that role, Mr. Reines traveled to more than 110 countries with Secretary Clinton as part of her senior team, responsible for crafting and executing the strategic media goals of the Secretary of State.
Prior to joining the State Department with the Secretary, he served from 2002-2009 as Senator Clinton’s Senior Advisor & Press Secretary. In 2007-2008, Mr. Reines simultaneously served on Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign as Communications Advisor for National Security & Foreign Policy, and served as Chelsea Clinton’s spokesman, traveling with her throughout the primaries, often with the candidate and Former President Bill Clinton.
You’d think readers might want to know this, but the New York Times doesn’t appear interested in informing its readers. It’s more interested in shoving Hillary Clinton down everyone’s throats.
The New York Times’ “oversight” is particularly egregious considering the fact that it was New York Times Magazine which went so far as to describe Reines as “Clinton’s principal gatekeeper” in a 2014 article.
Not that this should surprise anyone. When it comes to politics, The New York Times is a pure and unabashed propaganda outlet. This was proven without a shadow of a doubt during the Democratic primary when the paper endorsed Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders in an embarrassing article devoid of all logic or intellectual honesty.
Morrell’s propagandizing and bullshitting on behalf of Hillary spilled over onto the Sunday morning bloviation circuit as well where he was given a nationally televised forum on NBC’s
Press the Meat Meet the Press to engage in baseless conspiracy mongering.
Trump responded by brushing off Morrell as a “Clinton flunky”: