‘Tell your boss I owe him another friggin’ beer:’ Hot mic catches NSA boss praising FBI chiefs for supportive testimony on surveillance programs
By HAYLEY PETERSON
19 June 2013
The director of the National Security Agency was overheard offering a round of beer to the FBI’s second-in-command following Tuesday’s congressional hearing on the NSA’s controversial surveillance programs.
The three-hour hearing had just wrapped up around 1 p.m. when NSA Director Keith Alexander turned to FBI Deputy Director Sean Joyce and praised him for his testimony.
‘Thank you, Sean,’ Alexander said, according to a clip of the exchange that was first reported by Ben Doernberg.
‘Tell your boss I owe him another friggin’ beer,’ he added.