Mike Morell is the former Obama Acting CIA Director and Hillary Clinton campaign advisor.On April 5, 2016 Morell published an op-ed in the New York Times, fueling the Clinton-inspired Russian conspiracy narrative:
”In the intelligence business, we would say that Mr. Putin had recruited Mr. Trump as an unwitting agent of the Russian Federation.”… (~Mike Morell)Morell is deeply connected to the Clinton camp, particularly surrounding his prior efforts to defend then Secretary of State Clinton over thew Benghazi massacre. According to former CIA Director Leon Panetta it was Mike Morell (Intel) and Ben Rhodes (White House) who wrote the infamous Susan Rice talking points, which were all lies. Some Obama officials become frustrated with CIA Dir. David Petraeus as he opposed efforts to edit out mentions of terrorism from the public Benghazi talking points. Petraeus deputy, Mike Morell, was given charge over the edits, and aligned himself with Hillary Clinton’s State Department against Petraeus's desires. Petraeus was blackmailed in a sex scandal and removed from his position.
On March 5, 2013 CBS News' anchor Sharyl Attkisson reported some of the first revelations on "who changed the Benghazi talking points." One source who reviewed the documents said removal of the word "al Qaeda" from the talking points was initiated by one of the "press shops." The source said press officers from the Defense Intelligence Agency, the Obama White House and the FBI were "looped in" from the start and that some of them expressed concerns in writing that the media would ask follow up questions if certain words or phrases were used. The source added that the Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and then-Deputy CIA Director Michael Morell were included in these emails. A DNI spokesman acknowledged that press officers from his agency and other agencies were looped in and took part in the talking points exchanges, but he said "no press officers suggested the edits of the specific words 'al Qaeda.'"