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Michael Morrell, former acting CIA director, along with Michael Vickers, former undersecretary of defense, wrote in an open letter to Donald Trump in The Washington Post Saturday, asserting the Republican nominee cannot “credibly credibly serve as commander in chief” if he embraces Russian President Vladimir Putin.

In the letter, Morrell and Vickers wrote: “Putin, during his long tenure, has repeatedly pursued policies that undermine U.S. interests and those of our allies and partners. He has steadily but systematically moved Russia from a fledgling democratic state to an authoritarian one. He is the last foreign leader you should be praising.”

They called on Trump to cease his praise of Putin and instead demand change.

“Demand that Putin stop his aggressive behavior overseas. Demand that he stop his dictatorial moves at home. Tell him that you will live up to our NATO commitments and defend the Baltics, if need be. Tell him that you want to work with him on solving the problems in the world — but that he must behave in order to do so. That is what a true commander in chief would do.”

A day after publishing the open letter, Morell appeared on CNN’s “State of the Union” and told host Jake Tapper that he believes Putin wants Trump to win the election.

“Putin does not believe that Hillary Clinton will be easy on Russia. He believes that she will be tough on Russia,” Morell said.

Morrell also stated he believed Putin was behind the DNC email hack, but that he didn’t think Putin would ultimately be able to affect the presidential election.

Photo: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Pensacola, Florida, U.S., September 9, 2016.  REUTERS/Mike Segar

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28 Comments

  1. Mixa Klimment September 12, 2016

    Hillary …….My advice to Mr. Trump is just to blow in her direction during the debates and watch her fall to the ground.

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    1. itsfun September 13, 2016

      She is demanding she be allowed to sit, so she won’t have so far to fall.

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      1. Bill P September 13, 2016

        There you go again writing an inane comment based on no real facts, just something you saw on a right wing site. Still waiting to hear back from you on,your,bs claim that the liberal newspapers didn’t cover the FBI interview. Guess you,moved on to another bs comment. It’s always fun to read whatever crap,you,write.

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        1. itsfun September 14, 2016

          glad I can give you a chuckle after you get home from the bar at night. All the liberal press I can find just makes excuses for lying Hillary. If you don’t like my opinions, just don’t read them, then your blood pressure will stay in check. Its just hell being a deplorable citizen. I just pay my taxes, give to charity, worked every day before I retired, and get called deplorable by crooked Hillary.

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          1. Bill P September 14, 2016

            Here is what your answer about the liberal press making excuses about Hillary is – total bullshit. You haven’t even looked for any liberal newspaper articles, you just write your ignorant comments based on zilch. Well if you are racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic or Islamophobic then you belong in the “deplorable” group.
            Once again you make an unfounded comment, that I got home from a bar at night. Typical right wing stereotyping. I guess that’s what your right wing trolls usually do. I will continue to read your cliché ridden comments and have a big laugh.
            Still waiting for proof of your Liberal press comment, you know like the name of the newspaper, its author or any other identifier. Your opinion don’t effect my blood pressure 1 mm of Hg, all they do is make me laugh at your lack of knowledge and those clichés that you write.

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          2. itsfun September 14, 2016

            Have fun at happy hour tonight. You have to be drunk to write the crap you post.

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          3. Bill P September 15, 2016

            Oh your wit is sooooo good, do you have a ghost writer? Ever hear of the term “deflection”? When you can’t answer a question you try to change the subject. When you are asked to provide provable facts you offer nothing. I guess that’s because you have nothing but baseless opinions to offer. So writing provable facts is crap in your little world, I think it’s you who are the drinker.
            You haven’t denied any of the criteria that makes a person “deplorable”, so are you or aren’t you?

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          4. itsfun September 15, 2016

            Deplorable are the ones preaching love and tolerance, than showing hate and name calling when someone doesn’t agree with them. Does that fit your booze filled mind?

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          5. Bill P September 16, 2016

            I guess seen through your fogged up glasses the “deplorables” aren’t punching people at Trump rallies or screaming racist names at people who aren’t Trump supporters. Nah those videos can’t be real since you state that they are loving and tolerable. You really do live in a little bubble world.
            I see you are a one trick pony and can’t come up with anything creative. You do lead such a sorry life, you need to get out into the real world.

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          6. itsfun September 16, 2016

            How about the ones protesting and trying to stop Trump from having a rally? How about some people getting sick and tired of the name calling by the Hillary supporters and have decided they aren’t going to take it anymore. Try getting into someones face and not expect to get punched. Do you ride the pony in the bar at night. Maybe you should join AA.

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          7. Bill P September 17, 2016

            There is nothing against the law to protest at the rally of some candidate. Try to remember your US history, does the Boston Tea Party ring a bell or Pat henry’s speech? Oh those poor little sensitive Trump supporters feelings get hurt by name calling. And what do they call the protesters at these rallies, oh but that is different. I guess you don’t believe in freedom of speech, you know the 1st Amendment!
            Not sure what your “ride the pony” comment means, I guess it’s something you old and uniformed men say. You are the one who claims to be retired and drink beer, sound like you may need AA. Can’t you come up with something more creative or inventive, oh wait I forgot you are an old retired person who drinks beer and plays golf. No time for much thinking. You are sounding like an old broke record, you know those things you play when you were young and relevant.

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    2. Girlpower September 13, 2016

      Every hateful tactic the Donald is using to try to win this election mirrors the ones used by Hitler to assume power in Germany. I am 60 years old and I could never understand how the “Good People” of Germany could allow such evil and hate to consume their minds and ideals and sit by and watch their country decline into chaos, war and mass murder. Now watching Trump in action it scares the hell out of me seeing how easily many people fall into his CON!!!!! I pray everyday that on November 8th the people of our great country have enough sense to show this con man that we will not follow him or his lies.

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      1. itsfun September 14, 2016

        Talk about hate, do you believe calling around 30 million American citizens deplorable as a statement of love and tolerance, or just plain hate.

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        1. Girlpower September 14, 2016

          Oh I definitely believe Donald is stirring up just plain hate. Did you miss the 69 year old woman that was punched to the ground this week at one of his rally’s? Yea that’s pure hate !!!!!!

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          1. itsfun September 14, 2016

            Did you watch the protesters against Trump bullying and hitting people? You probably think that is okay because it was Trump supporters getting hit and having things thrown at them. I don’t know how much more love and tolerance the Trump supporters can take. Do you think calling 30 million American citizens deplorable is a sign of love or hate?? You complain about 1 person and say Trump is stirring up hate. Just what is Hillary stirring up?

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          2. Girlpower September 14, 2016

            IF THE NAME FITS !!!

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          3. itsfun September 14, 2016

            what name.

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          4. Girlpower September 14, 2016

            Sorry I forgot trump trolls aren’t all that bright. DEPLORABLE.

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          5. itsfun September 14, 2016

            I didn’t forget what progressives are and always use one of the big five when they have no argument at all. Racist, bigot, hate, sexist, and of course blame GWB. Actually name calling should be added to make one of the big 6.

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          6. Girlpower September 14, 2016

            Very good way to describe yourself. And now I’m done wasting my time on such a small minded person. Good day my friend

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          7. itsfun September 14, 2016

            I was describing you progressives and I am done wasting my time on a closed mind like your. We are not friends.

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    3. Paul Bass September 13, 2016

      Says the RWNJ with less than 1/2 upvotes rating!

      Go talk on Fox, I think they are more aligned with your opinions.

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  3. I of John September 13, 2016

    We can not allow Putin a win here. A Trump win is his win by the way.

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  4. itsfun September 13, 2016

    We all know it is a good idea to under estimate your enemies and piss them off by calling them names. Maybe Trump should call Putin the JV team leader, or draw some red lines for Putin to cross. We all know how wonderful that bs works.

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    1. johninPCFL September 13, 2016

      The New York Times reported Trump had become “fuzzy” about the facts and was “having trouble keeping some details straight about the Sept. 11 terrorists attacks.”
      This time next year, dumbass Donnie won’t even remember his own name.

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      1. itsfun September 13, 2016

        Who really cares about what the New York Times reports? With so many questions about the health of Hillary and the way Trump is looking in the polls, we may find out if Trump remembers his name next year.

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  5. tbs September 14, 2016

    More dumb articles written by the liberal press….stopped reading them as it is a waste of time.
    Soros pays for them anyway and we know who he is and is about.
    Humph!

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