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February 11, 2016

Mike Rogers on Being ‘The Guy That Knows’


House Intelligence Chairman Mike Rogers says that his impending career change — he’s becoming a radio host next year after retiring from Congress — is all about finding ways to foster “smart debate.” The Michigan Republican told CNN over the weekend that an obvious place to start, given his background, is the National Security Agency:

The NSA is a substantive conversation. What is the status of American surveillance? Now, on a lot of talk radio, I hear absolutely incorrect information. It works great, people love it, they call in and say, yeah, the government is spying on me. I happen to be the guy that knows the answer to those questions. I’m going to challenge the listeners. They’re going to challenge me. I’m going to bring on guests that know those answers, the former director of the NSA has already agreed. He said yes, if you have a show, I’m coming on. Keith Alexander. To me, that’s smart controversy.

  • concernedvoter1604

    Rogers went on to explain that he plans to Interview Dick Cheney and colleagues about their role in starting NSA dragnet collection programs in 2001 including [REDACTED], as well as the telecom executives who arranged for [REDACTED], in addition to the background materials and meetings which culminated in [REDACTED]. It will be a great radio show, for sure; don’t worry if the audio feed drops out every few minutes, it’s just the CIA censoring classified information for you…

  • Phillip Wilson (Zerocks Globe)

    Since our individual pursuits are guided by our own opinions of conditions and circumstances, and the results of our efforts cannot be predicted, questions regarding the justice of resulting incomes are meaningless.

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