Reminder: This particular exerpt pulled from the article was written back in May of 2006 where the NSA was being questioned even then…You can scroll on the link to the date listed below to view full article.
May 11-12, 2006: Hayden Disputes Allegations from Former Qwest CEO about NSA Domestic Surveillance
Denial – Hayden denies that the NSA has broken the law, and that it has complied with its oversight responsibilities. “Everything that the agency has done has been lawful,” he says. “It’s been briefed to the appropriate members of Congress. The only purpose of the agency’s activities is to preserve the security and the liberty of the American people. And I think we’ve done that.” Nacchio says the NSA continued to make similar requests of Qwest until he left the firm in June 2002. The court documents are part of Nacchio’s trial on numerous counts of insider trading.