Lis Wiehl on Robert Hanssen, America's Most Damaging Russian Spy

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There's so many levels of sickness to this. And I want to be clear, speaking as a public Christian, when you're talking about evil, right? A lot of people, either they don't believe in God, they don't believe in evil, whatever. When you look at something like this, I want to know what you would call it if it's not evil, because here is a man who, I guess, I mean, I haven't said it, but to make things infinitely worse was ostensibly a dedicated Catholic Christian, in other words, it's kind of like the devil wearing priests robes. It's a stunning thing that so he wasn't just some secular person who doesn't believe in anything publicly he put on the face of a man of faith. So I have to ask you to just to go to the beginning. What do you suppose or who do you suppose he was that he would upon entering this life that he would go to them and do something like this? In other words, was it some crazy James Bond narrative he had? And I'm going to be a double agent. I'm going to be, what do you suppose was in his mind? Because a lot of people could get pulled over over time. Life gets tough. Things get complicated and you find yourself drifting. He goes to them. Why do you suppose that was? Well, he was as disgruntled employee. He thought that the FBI didn't appreciate him enough and that the FBI agents around him were trying to dull her. It's not as smart as he was. He always had to be the smartest guy in the room. We know people like that, right? Well, this is the Benedict Arnold story, right? I mean, if you want to go to the ultimate trader, Benedict Arnold felt he was being passed over. He was so amazing, and he was not being acknowledged. So that's kind of like the standard reason, right? That somebody like that, they think, I'm better than everybody. Nobody's acknowledging me. I'm going to get them horrible. Right.

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