Sunday, September 11, 2016

Former CIA Director: Trump Cannot Credibly Serve As President

Donald Trump cannot possibly serve as president if he keeps embracing Russian leader Vladimir Putin, two top former spymasters argued in a scathing editorial.

Michael Morrell, the former deputy director of the CIA, and Mike Vickers, the former undersecretary of defense, took Trump to task in a Washington Post editorial published Saturday. Chief among their concerns is Trump’s seemingly unwavering support for Putin, who the two argue has “repeatedly shown himself to be an adversary of the United States.”

“Putin, during his long tenure, has repeatedly pursued policies that undermine U.S. interests and those of our allies and partners,” Vickers and Morrell said. “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.”

The editorial comes after Wednesday night’s debacle of a forum, where Trump said he would keep saying “great things” the Russian president as long as Putin continues to compliment him.

Full post http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_57d45d03e4b03d2d459ac8ab

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