How To Eavesdrop On A Former NSA Chief On A Train

Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 05:27 PM

Former NSA head Michael Hayden took the train today. He spent his time on the phone, giving interviews to reporters in which he asked to be identified only as an anonymous former senior administration official. What Hayden didn’t know was that ex-MoveOn'er Tom Matzzie was sitting within earshot and livetweeting Hayden's anonymous conversations. Oops.

Hayden’s office eventually called to tell him that he was being spied on. At which point Hayden said hello to Mattzie and the two snapped a photo. Not a bad sport, considering.


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