Does Donald trump have connections to the Russian government?
The left has tried to create the air of scandal surrounding accusations that Trump and his campaign colluded with the Russian government in the hacking of prominent Democrats email accounts.
But Obama’s former CIA chief told the real story about Trump and his connections to Russia.
Michael Morrell was the acting CIA Director under Barack Obama.
He is a harsh Trump critic who once blasted the GOP nominee as “an unwitting agent of the Russian Federation.”
Morrell was also expected to be named CIA Director if Clinton won the election.
So pundits were stunned when stated there were no connections to the Trump campaign and the Russian government.
“Former Acting CIA Director Michael Morell, who endorsed Hillary Clinton and called Donald Trump a dupe of Russia, cast doubt Wednesday night on allegations that members of the Trump campaign colluded with Russia.
Morell, who was in line to become CIA director if Clinton won, said he had seen no evidence that Trump associates cooperated with Russians…
… On the question of the Trump campaign conspiring with the Russians here, there is smoke, but there is no fire, at all,” Morell said at an event sponsored by the Cipher Brief, an intelligence web site.
“There’s no little campfire, there’s no little candle, there’s no spark. And there’s a lot of people looking for it.”
Morell pointed out that former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said on Meet the Press on March 5 that he had seen no evidence of a conspiracy when he left office January 20.
“That’s a pretty strong statement by General Clapper,” Morell said.”
Morrell also threw a giant wet blanket on the opposition research memo put together by ex-British intelligence agent Christopher Steele.
The media pushed this document as proof the Russian government had compromising intelligence on Trump.
But Morrell dismissed it.
NBC also reports:
“About the dossier, Morell said, “Unless you know the sources, and unless you know how a particular source acquired a particular piece of information, you can’t judge the information — you just can’t.”
The dossier “doesn’t take you anywhere, I don’t think,” he said.
He continued: “I had two questions when I first read it. One was, How did Chris talk to these sources? I have subsequently learned that he used intermediaries.
“And then I asked myself, why did these guys provide this information, what was their motivation? And I subsequently learned that he paid them. That the intermediaries paid the sources and the intermediaries got the money from Chris. And that kind of worries me a little bit because if you’re paying somebody, particularly former FSB officers, they are going to ell you truth and innuendo and rumor, and they’re going to call you up and say, ‘hey, let’s have another meeting, I have more information for you,’ because they want to get paid some more.
“I think you’ve got to take all that into consideration when you consider the dossier.”
The media has continually pushed fake news about Trump and Russia as a ploy to derail his administration.
But as Congressional hearings approach, even former Obama staffers are starting to walk back the explosive allegations that Trump or his campaign.”