“Before September 11 [2001], General [Michael] Hayden had been especially eager to counter charges that the NSA [National Security Agency] illegally spied on E-mail and other communications of Americans. ‘I’m here to tell you that we don’t get close to the Fourth Amendment,’ he said, referring to the constitutional provision prohibiting unreasonable search and seizure…in a television documentary on the National Security Agency aired on the History Channel in January 2001.” [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Bill Gertz, Breakdown, Page 137