Ex-NSA head suggests US also hacks [foreign] political parties
"A foreign intelligence service getting the internal emails of a major political party in a major foreign adversary? Game on. That’s what we do. By the way, I would not want to be in an American court of law and be forced to deny that I never did anything like that as director of the NSA,” he said.
Hayden served as the director of the NSA between 1999 and 2005, under the Bill Clinton and George W. Bush presidencies. He served as director of the CIA between 2006 and early 2009, under Bush and Obama.