Former CIA Chief Michael Hayden on American Intelligence in the Age of Terror and President Trump

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Michael Hayden, former director of the Central Intelligence Agencies and the National Security Agency. (Photo: David Kennerly)

"How does intelligence survive in a post-fact world?" That's the question General Michael Hayden raised when reports surfaced last week that President Donald Trump relied on Breitbart, not U.S intelligence agencies, as the basis to claim that the Obama administration had wiretapped Trump Tower. Hayden, who led the CIA and the NSA under President George W. Bush, joins Forum to talk about the relationship between U.S. intelligence agencies and the Trump Administration, as well as the role of American intelligence in the fight against terrorism.


Michael Hayden, principal, Chertoff Group; former director, National Security Agency and Central Intelligence Agency; author, "Playing to the Edge: American Intelligence in the Age of Terror"