Obama Meets Spy Bosses On NSA Reforms
Obama met the heads of the NSA, CIA, FBI and the director of national intelligence as part of a string of meetings with advocates on both sides of the debate on balancing privacy and national security.
“This was an important chance for the president to hear directly from his team as he begins to make final decisions about how we move forward with key intelligence collection programs,” said National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden.
The meeting included CIA chief John Brennan, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, NSA head General Keith Alexander and Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey.
Obama was joined in the talks by Vice President Joe Biden and Attorney General Eric Holder.
The president also held a meeting with members of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, a watchdog body set up by Congress after the September 11, 2001 attacks.
Obama promised that a report the board is preparing will be factored into the administration’s deliberations on how to move forward, the White House said. (Click here to continue reading).
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