"It appeared he was living beyond his means?" Wyshak asked of Connolly.
"Yes it did," he said.
Connolly had big plans, Morris said. His friendship with Bulger's brother, then Senate President William Bulger, would land him a job as the Boston police commissioner upon his retirement from the bureau and he was going to bring Morris with him as his second-in-command, he testified.
"Did you believe you would one day become the number two person in the Boston Police Department?" Wyshak asked.
"I thought it was possible," Morris answered.
Morris said Connolly's ties to the Bulger brothers could make that happen.
"He was connected to several politicians. He had a personal relationship with then-Senate president who he admired and respected," Morris told the court.
Connolly's behavior did not raise any eyebrows with the Special Agents in Charge of the Boston FBI field office, Morris told the court. In fact it was quite the opposite. FBI bosses sought Connolly's friendship, Morris testified.
"He had tremendous access across the board to everything including sports events, political figures, and actually for SACs during inspections are very judged on their contacts in the community," Morris testified.
Bulger's defense attorneys are expected to continue the cross examination of the former FBI supervisor tomorrow.