WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former National Security Agency director Michael Hayden gave a series of background interviews on Thursday afternoon but chose an unusually public place to do it – an Amtrak train, according to fellow passenger Tom Matzzie.
Matzzie, whose Twitter feed describes him as the founder of Ethical Electric Company, regaled followers with a string of tweets describing Hayden’s comments to reporters. Hayden was also director of the CIA for three years.
“Former NSA spy boss Michael Hayden on Acela behind me blabbing ‘on background as a former senior admin official,’ sounds defensive,” tweeted Matzzie. “Michael Hayden on Acela giving reporters disparaging quotes about admin. ‘Remember, just refer as former senior admin.'”
And a few minutes later: “Hayden was bragging about rendition and black sites a minute ago.”
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