Without addressing the particulars of the NSA program and his briefing, Inouye said that the information that appeared in the Times was “something I’ve never been briefed on.”
In addition, Inouye joked that he tries not to remember too much of his classified briefings for fear of breaking the laws. “I do my utmost to forget what I’ve been briefed,” he said. “I might talk in my sleep.”
Former Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., candidate for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire, holds his hand over his heart during the singing of the national anthem as he waits to take the stage for his town hall campaign rally with Sen. John McCain at the Pinkerton Academy in Derry, N.H., on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014.