Senate Holds New CIA Chief Hearings
May 19, 2006 Air Force Gen. Michael Hayden says he consulted both his lawyers and his conscience in approving the National Security Agency's domestic surveillance program. Hayden defended the spying during Senate confirmation hearings for his nomination to be the next director of the CIA.
May 18, 2006 The Senate Intelligence Committee grills Air Force Gen. Michael Hayden, the president's nominee to head the Central Intelligence Agency. Much of the questioning centered on Hayden's role in designing two controversial National Security Agency programs, as well as intelligence concerns.
May 18, 2006 In Senate confirmation hearings, Air Force Gen. Michael Hayden faces tough questions over his role in the Bush administration's warrantless wiretapping program, which he insists is legal, and his ability to transition to a civilian agency.
May 18, 2006 Gen. Michael Hayden faced tough, bipartisan grilling Thursday from a Senate panel weighing his nomination to head the CIA. Responding to sharp questioning from several senators, Hayden repeatedly defended the legality of two controversial surveillance programs begun at the NSA during his six years at the helm of the top-secret intelligence agency.
May 17, 2006 President Bush's choice head the CIA, Air Force Gen. Michael Hayden, begins his confirmation hearings before the Senate Intelligence Committee Thursday. Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS) and senators from both parties are expected to grill Hayden on issues of privacy and national security, particularly the role of the NSA in collecting the phone records of ordinary Americans.
May 17, 2006 The National Security Agency's domestic wiretapping program and collection of telephone records have sparked a furious debate over privacy. Read transcripts, documents and statements that highlight some of the key elements of the debate.
May 17, 2006 Going into confirmation hearings, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle credit Gen. Michael Hayden as a leading figure in the intelligence community. But there are concerns over Hayden's military background and his role in the NSA's domestic spy program.
May 17, 2006 Revelations continue about the National Security Agency's domestic eavesdropping program, thanks to congressional pressure, lawsuits and press reports. Here's a look at what we know, and what we don't know, about what the NSA has been up to.