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The director of the National Security Agency was overheard offering a round of beer to the FBI’s second-in-command following Tuesday’s congressional hearing on the NSA’s controversial surveillance programs.

The three-hour hearing had just wrapped up around 1 p.m. when NSA Director Keith Alexander turned to FBI Deputy Director Sean Joyce and praised him for his testimony.

‘Thank you, Sean,’ Alexander said, according to a clip of the exchange that was first reported by Ben Doernberg.

‘Tell your boss I owe him another friggin’ beer,’ he added.

‘Yeah?’ Joyce responded.

‘Yeah,’ said Alexander.

‘Tell him to give it to me,’ Joyce said.

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