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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Spy Rationalizes Action

WASHINGTON -- Harold Nicholson, the CIA agent convicted and sentenced to over 23 years in prison for selling secrets to Russia, Thursday said he believed he could work for both sides since the Cold War was over.


Nicholson, in his first interview since his sentencing, told ABC's "Nightline" he tried to rationalize his behavior, saying, "I believed I could work both for the CIA and the Russians both at the same time. Russia was no longer the communist government it had been. They were not our No. 1 enemy anymore.