James Woolsey, who served as CIA director under Bill Clinton, is joining Donald Trump’s campaign for president as a senior adviser, the campaign announced Monday.

The Trump campaign, in a news release, said Woolsey is crossing “party lines” to help the Republican nominee.

“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 added.

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