Mueller, the director of the FBI, was on the Hill on Thursday to brief lawmakers on surveillance programs that were recently made public.
“And I think when the American people hear that, they’re going stop and say, ‘Wait, the information we’re getting is incorrect,’” he said. “So I would just tell the American people, ‘Let’s take a step back, look at what’s going on, the oversight and compliance, and then let’s have this discussion.’”
Following the Senate briefing, Mike Johanns, R-Neb., said he feels more comfortable with the surveillance.
“I wouldn’t say [my concerns] were 100 percent resolved, but I think some very good steps were taken,” he said.
Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., takes a selfie with his cut-out head during the Hoops for Youth 16th annual charity basketball game held at George Washington University's Smith Center, September 8, 2014. The members of Congress team beat the lobbyist team 46-40. Buy photo here.