What is more disturbing is that in the Washington Post article it states that they had been in contact with the NSA about this document before the story came out and they have been working on it for awhile. Since these articles are being extensively vetted by the Post's lawyers before they are being published, it is fairly safe to assume that the contact was over week ago.
It is not that the NSA didn't know that this was going to be released, they did and that information did not make it through to the President's office. Unless, of course, the public response is being written by people who do not have security clearances and are not being given the information.
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