Micheal Morrell, longtime deputy director of the CIA and two-time acting director under President Barack Obama, admitted there were downsides to his open support of Hillary Clinton during the 2016 election.
“I think there were downsides to it that I didn’t think about at the time,” Morrell told Politico’s Susan Glasser in an interview. “I don’t think I fully thought through the implications.”
President Donald Trump lashed out at the intelligence community shortly after being elected, in what Politico described as then President-Elect Trump’s “wild, swinging attacks against the intelligence community,” which “have been so far off the charts of traditional behavior for a president-elect that it is hard to wrap one’s mind around.”
Trump, shortly after the election, referred to the leaders of the intelligence community as “political hacks.”[contentcards url=”http://ijr.com/the-declaration/2017/12/1032571-former-obama-admin-cia-director-not-good-idea-leak-attack-new-president/” target=”_blank”]