The head of the FBI says he understands why people worry about the scope of the government's powers, and in fact, he agrees with them.
“I believe people should be suspicious of government power. I am,” Director James Comey told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday morning.
“I think this country was founded by people who were worried about government power so they divided it among three branches,” he added.
In the months since Edward Snowden leaked documents detailing the country’s intelligence programs, Comey said that “it’s hard for me, sometimes, to find the space and time to talk about what I do and why I do it.”