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  •  - NSA Director Alexander confers with FBI Deputy Director Joyce as they testify at the U.S. Capitol in Washington

    NSA Director Alexander confers with FBI Deputy Director Joyce as they testify at the U.S. Capitol in Washington

    Posted: 6/27/2013 7:02:04 PM EST
    National Security Agency (NSA) Director U.S. Army General Keith Alexander (C) confers with FBI Deputy Director Sean Joyce (2nd R) as they testify before a U.S. House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence hearing on recently disclosed NSA surveillance programs, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington June 18, 2013. Also pictured are Deputy U.S. Attorney General James Cole (L), NSA Deputy Director John Inglis (2nd L) and Office of the Director of National Intelligence General Counsel Robert Litt (R). REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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              FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2012 file photo, U.S. Deputy Attorney General James Cole speaks during a news conference in Towson, Md. The prosecutors in charge of overseeing a national securit

    FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2012 file photo, U.S. Deputy Attorney General James Cole speaks during a news conference in Towson, Md. The prosecutors in charge of overseeing a national securit

    Posted: 6/3/2013 3:45:44 AM EST
    FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2012 file photo, U.S. Deputy Attorney General James Cole speaks during a news conference in Towson, Md. The prosecutors in charge of overseeing a national security leak investigation, the Justice Department's secret gathering of Associated Press telephone records, are Ron Machen, the U.S. attorney for Washington assigned to run the investigation, and Cole, the Holder deputy who decided to seek the records. Both are accustomed to scoring big verdicts and riling defendants with their decisions, but their involvement in the leaks probe has invited unusually broad and bipartisan condemnation. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)