Former U.S. spy chief Mike McConnell

Former U.S. spy chief Mike McConnell

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Panelists, from left, Randall Fort, assistant secretary to the director of National Intellegence, Robert Mueller, director of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, Mike McConnell, director of National Intelligence, Michael Hayden, director of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, and Michael Maples, director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, listen during a hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., Feb. 5, 2008.