A Guy Eavesdropped On The Former NSA Director’s Off-The-Record Conversation And Live Tweeted It

Tom Matzzie, a political strategist, sat behind Michael Hayden on an Amtrak train and overheard his phone conversation with a journalist.

Michael Hayden, ex-NSA director and “best seatmate ever”

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Tom Matzzie, entrepreneur and eavesdropper

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Tom Matzzie, founder of the Ethical Electric Company and former director of MoveOn.org, found himself sitting near ex-NSA director Michael Hayden on the Acela Express outside Philadelphia. Hayden was on the phone with a reporter, apparently “bashing” the Obama administration in connection with the recent revelations that the NSA had monitored the phone calls of at least 35 world leaders.

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