A memo reportedly reveals a civilian employee confessed to the FBI in June.
Michael Hayden said he doesn't think there's "a lot of enthusiasm" for plea bargain.
An official told The New York Times that Snowden used a popular tool to get documents.
The watchmaker chief says the surveillance can do "huge damage."
Merkel said revelations by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden hit with "great force."
A five-member board found the metadata collection program illegal and ineffective.
“I think that’s inexorably where we’re headed,” Schiff said on MSNBC.
Obama "was listening to those of us across the political spectrum,” Colorado senator said.
"He was helped by others," the House Homeland Security chairman said.
Michael Hayden said proposed reforms would “fundamentally preserve” controversial programs.
The attorney general will be asked to testify about surveillance programs, Leahy said.
WikiLeaks founder charged the president lied in his speech about National Security Agency.
Sen. Paul called it the largest class-action suit ever filed on behalf of the Bill of Rights.
A New York Republican says the NSA did not take proper internal security precautions.
A new story says the NSA only gathers between 20 and 30 percent of Americans’ call records.
Zuckerberg previously expressed opposition to National Security Agency’s metadata program.
The former NSA contractor claims in a new interview that his life is in danger.
Officials are reportedly worried there is no way to end metadata collection within timeframe.
Mike Morell said NSA employees have "looked at boyfriends or girlfriends."
"The benefit of the debate he generated was not worth the damage done," Obama said.
The Democrat predicts congressional opponents won't be successful in shutting it down.
The House Intelligence chairman said Obama's plan is making people "scratch our heads."
Obama pledged that American surveillance programs would no longer target German chancellor.
Some were pleased with President Obama’s proposals; others said they didn't go far enough.