By Brendan Sasso - 11/25/13 08:46 AM EST
National Security Agency Director Keith Alexander offered to resign last summer, a senior official told The Wall Street Journal.
Alexander is scheduled to retire this spring.
Some officials had their confidence in Alexander shaken after the leaks, the Journal reported, but they thought that his resignation would only look like a victory for Snowden.
Several lawmakers are now pushing bills to rein in the NSA's power and tighten oversight.