The text of the special counsel’s detailed, damning report is rightfully receiving much attention. Most analysis has nevertheless failed to appreciate the narrow channel Robert Mueller needed to navigate when crafting this report—and just how deftly he managed to do so.
Michael V. Hayden was director of the National Security Agency from 1999 to 2005, principal deputy director of national intelligence from 2005 to 2006, and director of the Central Intelligence Agency from 2006 to 2009. He is the author of two books: "Playing to the Edge" and "The Assault on Intelligence."
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Given the very public squabble over the memo, isn't it time for intelligence community leadership to publicly state their positions?
Those who advocate strong national security measures have a special duty to distinguish between tools that are necessary to the security of the country and policies that seem to be ideologically-driven impositions on the lives of the innocent.