Dick Morris, an adversary of Bill and Hillary Clinton, has been hired by the National Enquirer as its chief political commentator and correspondent.

Enquirer Editor-in-Chief Dylan Howard called the addition proof of the Enquirer’s “commitment to investigative journalism.”

{mosads}”He greatly values our commitment to delivering the kind of quality content that our readers have come to trust us for and, like The Enquirer, has the guts to publish stories other media won’t touch,” Howard said in a statement Friday. 

Morris had previously written a weekly column for The Hill, but will no longer do so now that he’s signed on with the Enquirer.  

“In light of Dick Morris’ new position at the National Enquirer The Hill has decided to discontinue his column at The Hill. We wish him well,” The Hill said in a statement. 

Morris previously helped guide former President Clinton to his reelection in 1996, partly through the strategy of “triangulation.” Since then, Morris has has emerged as a vocal critic of the Clintons and Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid.

He told The New York post that his first Enquirer column will assert that hackers infiltrated Hillary Clinton’s private email server that she used as the secretary of State. Both the agency and Clinton’s campaign have denied that the server was hacked.  

Multiple news outlets have reported that GOP presumptive nominee Donald Trump has a close relationship with Enquirer’s chief executive, David Pecker. The Washington Post detailed at length what it called the “cozy” relationship between the paper and the real estate magnate.  

The Enquirer drew the ire of former Trump rival Ted Cruz twice during the primary: once with a story alleging Cruz had cheated on his wife, and another linking Cruz’s father to John F. Kennedy’s assassination. 

That led to Cruz lambasting the paper as a front for Trump, calling the affair story “complete and utter lies” from “Donald Trump and his henchmen.”

Trump denied any connection to the affair story but has praised the Enquirer.

“The National Enquirer gave you John Edwards; it gave you O.J. Simpson; it gave you many, many things. I mean, you can’t knock the National Enquirer. It’s brought many things to light, not all of them pleasant.” 

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