Former CIA Director: U.S. Meddles In Foreign Elections For A 'Very Good Cause'

The Hill: Ex-CIA director: US meddles in foreign elections for a 'very good cause'

Following a federal indictment of Russians accused of meddling in the U.S election, a former CIA director on Friday said the U.S. “probably” meddles in other countries’ elections, as well.

The Russian embassy flagged his comments.

When asked whether the U.S. interferes in other countries’ elections, James Woolsey said, “Well, only for a very good cause in the interests of democracy."

“Oh, probably, but it was for the good of the system in order to avoid communists taking over,” he told Laura Ingraham on her Fox News show on Friday night.

Woolsey served as CIA director under former President Clinton.

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Update: Russia Isn't the Only One Meddling in Elections. We Do It, Too. -- New York Times

WNU Editor: The Russian reaction to this remark is predictable (see tweet below). More here .... Ex-CIA operative says US has long meddled in elections, but it's OK since they are 'good cops' (RT).

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