Former deputy CIA director Michael Morell made a very disturbing comment on Friday that could have major implications for America’s national security and may cause new issues for a Hillary Clinton campaign already reeling from repeated scandals.
Morell, who was acting CIA director three times, made the comments while promoting his new book on radio host Hugh Hewitt’s program Friday.
When asked whether foreign intelligence services had access to the contents of Hillary Clinton’s private email server, Morell replied, “I think that foreign intelligence services, the good ones, have everything on any unclassified network that the government uses, whether that’s a private server or a public one.”
“They’re that good,” he continued. Regarding Hillary’s decision to use a private email during her tenure as Secretary of State, Morell added, “I don’t think that was a very good judgment. I don’t know who gave her that advice, but it was not good advice.”
Retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), made a similar statement to Megyn Kelly in early April.
Kelly asked Flynn whether he believed Mrs. Clinton’s claim of absolute security for her private server on which all her State Department emails were supposedly kept.
The top intelligence official, who served for two years under Obama, said he did not believe that claim and said it’s “likely” Mrs. Clinton’s email server had been hacked, possibly by America’s enemies.
With two high-level intelligence directors claiming with certainty that Clinton’s private email server was compromised, it will be difficult for the Clinton campaign to brush off these disturbing claims.