Democrats blast Hayden's 'emotional' comment about Feinstein
April 7th, 2014
05:26 PM ET
4 months ago

Democrats blast Hayden's 'emotional' comment about Feinstein

(CNN) – Senate Democrats on Monday blasted former CIA Director Michael Hayden for charging that Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Dianne Feinstein was motivated by “deep emotional feeling” when she approved a report critical of the CIA’s harsh treatment of detainees after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

“Gen. Hayden condescendingly accused Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein of being too emotional,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said in a floor speech. “She has been fearless. She has been thorough and fair. And for this man to say that because she criticizes tactics led by Gen. Hayden - that was torture - she is being too emotional? I don’t think so.”

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Filed under: CIA • Dianne Feinstein • Michael Hayden
Former NSA chief compares Snowden to terrorists
December 1st, 2013
11:42 AM ET
8 months ago

Former NSA chief compares Snowden to terrorists

Washington (CNN) - Former National Security Agency director Michael Hayden said Sunday that Edward Snowden, who has disclosed secrets about how the NSA surveils both at home and abroad, has created a "catastrophic" situation for American intelligence agencies.

"This is catastrophic for the safetay and security of the American nation, what this very narcissitic young man has done," Hayden told Chris Wallace on "Fox News Sunday."

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Filed under: Edward Snowden • Michael Hayden • NSA
Former CIA head: U.S. has ‘accepted Iranian uranium enrichment’
December 1st, 2013
10:39 AM ET
8 months ago

Former CIA head: U.S. has ‘accepted Iranian uranium enrichment’

Washington (CNN) - Retired Gen. Michael Hayden said Sunday the United States has all but conceded Iran has the right to enrich uranium.

"We have accepted Iranian uranium enrichment," Hayden said when asked about the agreement reached last week between Iran and the so-called P5+1 - the United States, Britain, China, Russia, France and Germany.

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Filed under: Iran • John Kerry • Michael Hayden • Obama administration
October 25th, 2013
07:31 AM ET
9 months ago

Overheard on the train: Former NSA Chief Michael Hayden

(CNN) – My, how the tables have turned. Former National Security Agency director Michael Hayden had a mole of his own on the Acela train Thursday afternoon.

Nearby passenger Tom Matzzie, a well-known progressive activist, eavesdropped on a phone conversation between Hayden and an unknown journalist, and live-tweeted what he heard. At least he wasn't on the quiet car...

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Filed under: Michael Hayden • NSA