Michael J. Morell, former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, who is neither a registered Democrat nor a registered Republican, will vote for Hillary Clinton and stated the following about Donald Trump:

“Mr. Trump has no experience on national security. Even more important, the character traits he has exhibited during the primary season suggest he would be a poor, even dangerous, Commander in Chief.”

“These traits include his obvious need for self-aggrandizement, his overreaction to perceived slights, his tendency to make decisions based on intuition, his refusal to change his views based on new information, his routine carelessness with the facts, his unwillingness to listen to others and his lack of respect for the rule of law.”

Fifty GOP National Security Officials who held positions in Republican Administrations from Richard Nixon to George W. Bush, including former Director of National Intelligence, John Negroponte, Homeland Security Secretaries, Tom Ridge, and Michael Chertoff and CIA Director, Michael Hayden said they will not vote for Donald Trump. Please note their written statement in part included the following:

“From a foreign policy perspective, Donald Trump is not qualified to be President and Commander-in-Chief. Indeed, we are convinced that he would be a dangerous President and would put at risk our country’s national security and well-being.”

“Most fundamentally, Mr. Trump lacks the character, values, and experience to be President.”

“We are convinced that in the Oval Office, he would be the most reckless President in American history.”

Michael Hayden, a retired 4-Star General and former Director of the CIA and the National Security Agency, stated:

Trump’s “language” in essence represented a “tactical success for our enemy”. Hayden stated he could not support Trump for President by stating his “courses of action that I think would be destructive for our country and our allies and the world.”

(General Hayden was also signatory to the letter that was signed by fifty GOP National Security Officials).

Leon Panetta, former CIA Director and Secretary Defense, had the following comments about Donald Trump:

“You’ve got now, a Presidential Candidate who is in fact, asking the Russians to engage in American Politics and I just think that is beyond the pale. I have a lot of concerns of his qualities of leadership, or lack thereof. That kind of statement only reflects that he truly is not qualified to be President of the United States. “

  Comments from Brent Scowcroft, who served as National Security Advisor to Presidents George W. Bush and Gerald Ford, stated:

“Clinton brings truly unique experience and perspective to the White House. She brings deep expertise in International Affairs and a sophisticated understanding of the world, which I believe are essential for the Commander in Chief. I believe Hillary Clinton has the wisdom and experience to lead our country at this critical time.”

Richard Armitage, the Deputy Secretary of State under George W. Bush, who also was the Assistant Secretary of Defense under Ronald Reagan, stated:

“If Donald Trump is the Nominee, I would vote for Hillary Clinton. He doesn’t appear to be a Republican, he doesn’t appear to want to learn the issues. So I’m going to vote for Mrs. Clinton.”