Bobby Chesney and Steve Slick have posted video of the remarkable conference last week at University of Texas at which Lisa Monaco spoke. Here is the text of her remarks:
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Last Wednesday, the Intelligence Studies Project at the University of Texas-Austin hosted a conference on “Intelligence in American Society”. The conference focused on the supervision and oversight of U.S. intelligence activities. The luncheon keynote speaker was Lisa Monaco, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism. Morning and afternoon discussions involved current and former officials involved in intelligence oversight by all three branches of government, the media, and non-governmental organizations.
This week, the president’s Homeland Security Advisor, Lisa Monaco, made news by announcing that the White House will release long sought data on the U.S. drone program. An important development, no doubt.
But that's not all she said.
White House counterterrorism czar Lisa Monaco spoke the other day at the Council on Foreign Relations:
Today, the White House released a response to a petition to pardon Edward Snowden. The original petition, filed on June 9th, 2013, has received 167,954 signatures and reads:
Edward Snowden is a national hero and should be immediately issued a a full, free, and absolute pardon for any crimes he has committed or may have committed related to blowing the whistle on secret NSA surveillance programs.