Bill Clinton's former CIA director, James Woolsey, will serve as a senior adviser to Donald Trump for the remainder of the election after spending years as a self-described "Scoop Jackson Democrat," the Republican presidential nominee's campaign announced on Monday.
Woolsey served as an energy policy adviser to Arizona Sen. John McCain during his 2008 White House bid and has been a vocal critic of the Obama administration. He joins Trump's campaign as an adviser on national security and defense.
"I have been a 'Scoop Jackson,' 'Joe Lieberman' Democrat all of my adult life, but I am pleased to be asked to participate with others I respect in advising GOP candidate Donald J. Trump on the urgent need to reinvest in and modernize our military in order to confront the challenges of the 21st century," Woolsey said in a statement.
"Mr. Trump's commitment to reversing the harmful defense budget cuts signed into law by the current administration, while acknowledging the need for debt reduction, is an essential step toward reinstating the United States' primacy in the conventional and digital battlespace," he said.