We’re hearing from multiple sources that the CIA, General Michael Hayden and White House legislative affairs are pulling back on meetings with Senators up on Capitol Hill. Hayden is said by two sources to be calling Senators asking to delay meeting. Hayden has friendly relationships with a number of Senators who serve on the Senate Intelligence Committee.
This news throws into question whether Hayden will ever get a hearing on a nomination that many consider now dead on arrival up in the Senate. This is in part due to the NSA story today, in part due to more White House ineptitude.