â€œIn the seventeen months the TSA has been without a leader, our country has experienced two airline-related terrorist incidents and the constant threat of further attacks on our country. While I am disappointed with the lengthy and partisan process it took to confirm a capable Administrator, I am looking forward to working with John Pistole and glad he was confirmed. He is a strong and experienced public servant who will bring a lifetime of law enforcement, counterterrorism, and intelligence knowledge to this critical agency.
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TSA special agents served subpoenas to travel bloggers Steve Frischling and Chris Elliott, demanding that they reveal who leaked the security directive to them. The government says the directive was not supposed to be disclosed to the public.