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Keith Alexander To Deputy FBI Director Sean Joyce: 'Tell Your Boss I Owe Him Another Friggin' Beer'

06/19/2013 02:46 pm ET | Updated Jun 19, 2013

National Security Agency Director Keith Alexander got caught by a hot mic after the public hearing on the NSA's Internet and phone data sweeps Tuesday.

"Tell your boss I owe him another friggin' beer," Alexander said to FBI deputy director Sean Joyce.

HuffPost's Michael McAuliff reported earlier on the hearing:

The House Intelligence Committee's public hearing featured leaders from the office of the director of national intelligence, the NSA, the FBI and the Department of Justice, all called to respond to revelations from leaker Edward Snowden that the United States collects records on the phone calls of U.S. citizens and sweeps extensive data from the Internet.

The remarkable array of spymasters in an open session highlighted how seriously the intelligence officials believe the leaks have hurt U.S. security, but the hearing also raised questions about whether counterterrorism officials were doing all they could to protect Americans' constitutional rights.

Watch the exchange above.

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