More bombshell allegations over Michael J. Morell’s, Obama’s deputy director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), role as an operative for the Democratic party emerged recently.
Mr. Morell’s role in the drafting and organizing of the infamous 2020 intelligence experts’ letter that falsely accused the Hunter Biden laptop story of being Russian disinformation is by now well known. The DC Enquirer has also covered how Morell wrote a series of op-eds back in 2020 with the object of helping Biden “win the election.” It was also noted in that same article on this outlet that the ex-spook had been on Biden’s list for a potential CIA director.
Now Just the News reveals that Mr. Morell has had a longstanding habit of helping Democratic presidential candidates and has aided them in one shape or another in 2012, 2016, and in the aforementioned 2020 elections. Nor was Mr. Morell’s aid insignificant as back in August of 2016, he wrote an op-ed in the New York Times endorsing the Trump collusion theory. Mr. Morell wrote in that article, “In the intelligence business, we would say that Mr. Putin had recruited Mr. Trump as an unwitting agent of the Russian Federation.” The article banked on his CIA experience to convey his credibility to the audience and lend weight toward his endorsement of Mrs. Clinton.
In that same article, Mr. Morell wrote that he was no longer a political independent but that “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.” In that article, he further attacked Trump for being “not only unqualified for the job, but he may well pose a threat to our national security.” According to Politico, not soon after this article’s publication that presented Trump as unqualified as a national security liability, the Clinton campaign ran an attack ad that harped on this theme and accused Trump of being “unfit” for the office.
Soon after a-by-now familiar tactic was employed, according to Just the News. A letter signed by 50 former national security experts who “all served in senior national security and/or foreign policy positions in Republican Administrations” appeared that declared that “None of us will vote for Donald Trump.”
Just the News revealed that Mr. Morell’s profession in 2016, that he kept his political preferences to himself and wasn’t actively political, might not have been true even at the time. In 2012, Morell, then deputy director of the CIA, “edited intelligence talking points to delete references to al Qaeda’s role in the deadly attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi. The edits ended up sending National Security Advisor Susan Rice onto the Sunday talk shows to make a false insinuation that an anti-Muslim video spurred the attack on Benghazi when in fact the CIA had strong evidence an al Qaeda-related arm had instigated it.”
While Mr. Morell may confess that he does not think his edits were political, the talking point became a controversial subject during the 2012 presidential race. This appears to show that Morell has a pattern of behavior across presidential elections that benefit one political party.
Morell’s recent testimony, as released by Representatives Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Michael Turner (R-OH), has the agent recalling that prior to Anthony Blinken calling him “on or around” October 17, 2020, he had no intention to write any letter about the Hunter Biden laptop. The call “absolutely” triggered that intent. On the aforementioned date, Mr. Blinken also sent an email to Morell of “an article published in USA Today alleging that the FBI was examining whether the Hunter Biden laptop was part of a ‘disinformation campaign.’”