Paul Nakasone, director of the National Security Agency (NSA) and commander of the U.S. Cyber Command, speaks during a House Intelligence Committee hearing on April 15, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Al Drago-Pool/Getty Images)

At a pair of hearings on Wednesday and Thursday that dissected the U.S. intelligence community's annual Worldwide Threats Report, National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command Director Paul Nakasone again pushed back against a brewing Senate plan for the NSA to monitor domestic networks for foreign hackers.

"I've said I'm not seeking legal authorities either for NSA or U.S. Cyber Command," said Nakasone.

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