Hayden Calls Trump Russia's "Useful Fool"
Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+1468) 6 months ago
"Michael V. Hayden, a principal at the Chertoff Group and visiting professor at George Mason University’s Schar School of Policy and Government, was director of the National Security Agency from 1999 to 2005 and the Central Intelligence Agency from 2006 to 2009."

Here's a quote from his editorial published in the Washington Post, May 16, 2017 about the Trump/Russia controversy:

"In November, a few days before the election, I tried to parse Donald Trump’s strange affection for Vladimir Putin and the various contacts that members of his campaign had had with folks in Russia.

The best explanation I could come up with was something the Russians call polezni durak, the “useful fool.” That’s a term from the Soviet era describing the naive individual whom the Kremlin usually held in contempt but who could be induced to do things on its behalf."

Read Hayden's complete editorial at:

https://www.washingtonpos...29cb1c0e02
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