Hey, I knew we were playing up against the line.
. . . I don’t understand the necessity to pursue Jim.
Stahl: Will you divulge your source?
Risen: No, never; I’m not going to talk.
Stahl: Sometimes you get yourself in trouble.
Risen: [Chuckles] Yea, the government has been after me for a while now. . . .
Stahl: What was your first reaction when you realized that the New York Times was onto the NSA story?
General Michael Hayden: First reaction was this is not good news. . . . [The NSA surveillance practices] were warrantless but not unwarranted. It would have been irresponsible for NSA not to have done this in the immediate aftermath of the attacks of 9-11. . . . Hey, I knew we were playing up against the line. . . . Jim is going to go to jail, why? Because Jim wants to protect his sources. . . .
Stahl: What kept you from walking out [when your editors initially held back your story]? Read More