Dick Morris: Clinton orchestrated Panetta's 'hit' on Obama

 

Political strategist Dick Morris accused Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonTrump gives Lester Holt a C grade for debate Congress departs for recess until after Election Day House approves stopgap funding, averting costly shutdown MORE of conspiring with former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta in his stinging critique of President Obama's foreign policy.

"I think Hillary put him up to it,” Morris said during an interview on John Catsimatidis's radio show, to air Sunday on New York's 970 AM.

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“What Panetta is doing is a hit — a contract killing — for Hillary. Panetta at core is a Clinton person, not an Obama person. By accurately and truthfully describing the deliberations in the [Obama] Cabinet, he makes Hillary look better, and he makes Obama look worse. ... And I think he’ll get his reward in heaven.”

Panetta made headlines earlier this week when he said the president has been too willing to “step back and give up” when faced with challenges.

While promoting his new book, Power Grab, Morris, a former adviser to Bill Clinton and a columnist at The Hill, said Obama's policies on immigration and voting laws are an effort to put Democrats in control of the federal government.

“The real goal, I believe, is to make sure the Democratic Party is permanently in power — just as it is in California and statewide in New York, where Republicans are really an afterthought and can never really win an election," he said.