The former deputy director of the CIA, Mike Morell, has joined Russia Today, a Kremlin-backed cable network.
The network, owned by the Russian government, has repeatedly been accused of bias against the United States and has been criticized by the Obama administration for spreading propaganda.
Morell joined Russia today as its new executive director, replacing James Woolsey, who left to become the U.S. ambassador to the U .
The Associated Press has not independently confirmed Morell’s hire.
Russia Today has a history of being critical of U.N. sanctions on Russia.
It has a long history of making inaccurate statements, often based on information provided by Russia, such as in 2016 that a Russian submarine had been sunk off the coast of Florida.
In the past, Morell has said the U the U-boat was “a fake” and called the Russian submarine a “disaster.”
Russia Today is known for its aggressive coverage of U.,S.
foreign policy, especially during the Ukraine conflict and the Trump administration’s response to the crisis.
The Washington Post’s editorial board said last week that Russia Today had “notched an extraordinary and dangerous career in journalism,” and that its coverage “has notched a stunning and unprecedented career in politics.”
The network is not the only news outlet with a history with the Trump campaign.
The Wall Street Journal has a similar history of publishing articles and videos by members of the Trump team that have been viewed millions of times on Facebook and other social media.
More than 200 former Trump aides have been charged with various crimes, including lying to Congress about their contacts with Russians.