"At the same time, we're allowed to speak out and to argue. The Russian objective may well be to get us to argue with one another and here we are in this argument. But that's not an ironclad argument against arguing," Mr. Hayden told The Times.
"She's the absolute best choice," Gen. Michael V. Hayden, former CIA and National Security Agency director, said in an interview Thursday. "She's the woman you want in the room in this administration because she'll stand up for what the agency believes to be true."