Putin thinks Trump is Russia’s unwitting agent
Russian President Vladimir Putin thinks that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is an “unwitting agent “ of his federation, a former top American spy master said on Sunday.
“In Putin’s mind, I have no doubt that Putin thinks that he (Trump) is an unwitting agent of the Russian Federation, although Putin would never say that, “ former CIA acting director Michael Morell told ABC News in an interview.
Early this week, Morell had endorsed Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, and had said Trump is not fit to lead the country. He also questioned Trump’s relationship with Putin, which the Republican nominee has denied.
“Look at it from Putin’s perspective, right. He’s a trained intelligence officer, worked for the KGB, very talented, manipulated people much smarter than Donald Trump. He played this perfectly, right. He saw that Donald Trump wanted to be complimented” Morrell said.
“He complimented him. That led Donald Trump to then compliment Vladimir Putin and to defend Putin’s actions in a number of places around the world”, he said.
“Donald Trump didn’t even understand that Putin was playing him. From Mr Trump’s perspective, he simply heard Putin compliment him. He then responded by complimenting him. He never thought that he might be played, “ Morrell said.
Morrell, who worked with Clinton for four years said that the former secretary of state never misused the classified information that he gave to her.