A hot mic picked up the National Security Agency director appearing to suggest he owed the FBI director a beer for supportive testimony offered by the bureau’s second-in-command at Tuesday’s congressional hearing on the NSA’s surveillance programs.
The exchange took place at the close of a hearing before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence when NSA Director Keith Alexander turned to FBI Deputy Director Sean Joyce and showed his appreciation for his testimony, according to The Daily Mail.
“Thank you, Sean,” Alexander said. “Tell your boss I owe him another friggin’ beer.”
“Yeah?” replied Joyce.
“Yeah,” Alexander confirmed.
“Tell him to give it to me,” Joyce said.