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.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.