"[I]t's hard to be comfortable when you really haven't been briefed"

BOB SCHIEFFER: You’re not as comfortable with that though apparently as he is.

FEINSTEIN: Well, it’s hard to be comfortable when you really haven’t been briefed on the intricacies of carrying out this agreement.

SCHIEFFER: Did it bother you that the administration did not brief you on this, because they’re saying as late as yesterday I was told by administration people, look, we never brief Congress on an ongoing operation, and that there had been briefings before all this got away.

FEINSTEIN: Well, that isn’t necessarily true. We have been briefed, the chairman and the ranking member, Sen. Chambliss and I have been briefed on operations underway. We understand the security of that. We have never violated that. But at least you have some knowledge, and you can make some comment. That’s never been the case with this particular situation. So, it hits us as a real surprise.