Harvard Admits Manning Hire ‘Mistake’ Amid Intel Community Outrage

Michael Morell, former acting and deputy director of the CIA, resigned Thursday from his teaching position at Harvard University in protest of the school’s naming of Chelsea Manning, a former U.S. Army soldier convicted of leaking classified information, as a Visiting Fellow.

“I cannot be a part of an organization – The Kennedy School – that honors a convicted felon,” Morell said in an open letter announcing his departure from Harvard’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, where he had been a non-resident Senior Fellow.

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