GOP nominee Donald Trump hit back Friday at a former CIA head who called him an “unwitting agent of Russia”. 

Michael Morell, a former CIA leader under Obama, endorsed Hillary Clinton in a New York Times op ed, and also said that Trump is not qualified to be President and poses a threat to national security.

“Mr. [Vladimir]Putin played upon Mr. Trump’s vulnerabilities by complimenting him. He responded just as Mr. Putin had calculated,” Morell wrote.

Morell continued the Russia/Trump talking point, adding “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.” Morell charged.

“In the intelligence business, we would say that Mr. Putin had recruited Mr. Trump as an unwitting agent of the Russian Federation.” the former CIA head added.

“Our nation will be much safer with Hillary Clinton as president.” Morell concluded.

Trump responded to Morell’s comments by pointing out how Clinton has endangered national security while serving in office.

“Clinton’s home email server that she lied to the America people about was a profound national security risk,” Trump wrote in a statement.

“It should come as no surprise that her campaign would put out another Obama-Clinton pawn (who is not independent) to try to change the subject in a week when Clinton’s role in putting Iran on the path to nuclear weapons and this Administration being called out for sending $400 million in cash to the world’s largest state sponsor of terrorism is on every front page in the country,” Trump added. – READ MORE

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