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Curated research library of TV news clips regarding the NSA, its oversight and privacy issues, 2009-2014

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Primary curation & research: Robin Chin, Internet Archive TV News Researcher; using Internet Archive TV News service.


Elijah Cummings
Representative (D-MD), Ranking Member, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
MSNBCW 06/30/2014
P. Alexander: I quote from the new NSA Director (Adm. Michael Rogers) who specifically said that the revelations in his opinion do not lead him to the conclusion that the sky is falling. So is the sky falling? How big is the damage? Cummings: I don't think necessarily the sky is falling, but I think there has been substantial damage. And I think it's going to be a good idea if we could bring Mr. Snowden back here to our country to face justice and perhaps see everything that he has. Keep in mind there's a lot of things that he has that we are not sure about. He's released quite a bit of information already. I think it has done damage with regard to some other countries and certainly the people of the United States are very concerned because they've now learned how much of their personal information is getting into NSA and being possibly used by NSA.
Keith Alexander
General, Former Director of the National Security Agency, Chief of the Central Security Service and Commander of the United States Cyber Command.
MSNBCW 07/20/2014
Mitchell: "New York Times" is reporting that your successor Admiral Michael Rogers says it really wasn't so bad (damage to National Security from the Snowden NSA leaks). The sky isn't falling. Do you want to respond to that? Alexander: Yeah, I took it a little bit different. I took what he said is it's manageable. There is change, but, look, he has to come into an agency now that is faced with all this, and he has to manage and lead them out of it. That’s what our nation wants him to do. We need an NSA. We need them ready to defend this country. He has to do it, he has to manage it. I think he would also tell you there has been great risk with what's happened, what we've lost, and just look around what's happened to our country, what's happened to all of us. It has been significant.
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