Central Intelligence Agency Director Nomination Hearing

The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence held hearing on the nomination of General Michael Hayden to be the director of the Central… read more

The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence held hearing on the nomination of General Michael Hayden to be the director of the Central Intelligence Agency. General Hayden testified about his past intelligence and military experience, the morale of agents and analysts at the CIA, and efforts to track and identify terrorist operations. Much of the hearing focused on telephone surveillance programs begun at the National Security Agency. He strongly defended the administration’s policies on domestic surveillance and the treatment of detainees and urged senators to suspend debate about CIA failures and give the agency a chance to rebound. He also said he was committed to safeguarding privacy, to working effectively with other intelligence agencies and to improving the CIA’s record of accomplishment.

The hearing was presented, at times, in a split screen format allowing viewers to see witness reactions during members' questioning. The open hearing was followed by a closed hearing in executive session to allow for testimony on classified material. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Central Intelligence Agency Director Nomination Hearing

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Program ID:
192475-1
Category:
Senate Committee
Format:
Senate Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
May 18, 2006
Last Aired:
May 21, 2006

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  • May 18, 2006 | 9:27am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 18, 2006 | 9:29am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 18, 2006 | 10:30am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 18, 2006 | 1:06pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 18, 2006 | 1:37pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 18, 2006 | 10:18pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 19, 2006 | 4:37am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 21, 2006 | 10:02am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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