Skip to comments.The Original NSA Whistleblower: I Know NSA Wiretapped Barack Obama In 2004 Because I Saw The Order
Posted on 06/22/2013 11:06:05 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Russ Tice worked as an offensive National Security Agency (NSA) agent from 2002 to 2005, before becoming a source for this Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times article exposing NSA domestic spying.
This week he appeared on the Boiling Frogs Show and detailed how he had his hands "in the nitty-gritty, the nuts and bolts" during his 20 years as a U.S. intelligence analyst.
Tice claimed that he held NSA wiretap orders targeting numerous members of the U.S. government, including one for a young senator from Illinois named Barack Obama.
"In the summer of 2004, one of the papers that I held in my hand was to wiretap a bunch of numbers associated with a forty-some-year-old senator from Illinois. You wouldn't happen to know where that guy lives now would you? It's a big White House in Washington D.C. That's who the NSA went after. That's the President of the United States now."
Tice added that he also saw orders to spy on Hillary Clinton, Senators John McCain and Diane Feinstein, then-Secretary of State Colin Powell, Gen. David Petraeus, and a current Supreme Court Justice.
That sounds like a lot of abuse of the rules that govern NSA domestic spying. And that's exactly what Tice is claiming.
"The abuse is rampant and everyone is pretending that it's never happened, and it couldn't happen. ... I know [there was abuse] because I had my hands on the papers for these sorts of things: They went after high-ranking military officers; they went after members of congress — Senate and the House — especially on the intelligence committees and the armed services committees, lawyers, law firms, judges, State Department officials, part of the White House, multinational companies, financial firms, NGOs, civil rights groups ..."
Tice told Sibel Edmonds' radio show that back in 2005 the NSA didn't have the processing power, infrastructure, and storage to
(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...
5 Zettabytes, just ain't what it used to be. /s
Maybe true. Back then, I’d bet BroncoBomber, Barry, Hussein whoever he was calling himself back then really WAS a perceived SECURITY risk.
NO openly available long form BC, no openly available passport/VISA information on trips to Pakistan, no openly available Social Security information, potential housing/developer payoff happening in Chicago, and a host of other items including closely consorting with a known terrorist - Bill Ayers and his b!tch terrorist wife. I’ll be they considered him a real potential MUSLIM terrorist back then....
Makes sense to me. Of course now, he’s had all that stuff frozen, so the public won’t know for decades.
Sibel and her Boiling Frogs show is truther ground zero.
Given his friends, mentor, travels, and his subversive and militant attitudes towards the US, it only seems reasonable that intelligence agencies would keep tabs on him. He is out to destroy us.
Is it any wonder that the country is falling apart and hardly anyone in a position of power is standing up for the American people?
I’m surprised anyone is skeptical about this or has any faith left in anybody in a position of power.
The wieretapped him, and then let him get elected? Either they don’t care what they turn up, or the wiretapping isn’t very useful at yielding actionable information.
I am not believing any of this.
This is a big old set-up on Obama’s part to make the NSA problems all fall in the lap of George Bush, and then Obama just becomes a victim “just like the rest of us....”
The question is, will Tice be treated as a “hero” by the “news” media for coming forward with info on a Repub admin spying on Dems, or will he be savaged and called a traitor, like Snowden?
Agreed. Blame Bush and the Patriot Act.
And even if true, the Obama administration knew of it and expanded it for five years.
And, probably, used it against a sitting Supreme Court Justice to blackmail him into writing the for and against rulings for Obamacare.
“They went after high-ranking military officers; they went after members of congress Senate and the House especially on the intelligence committees and the armed services committees, lawyers, law firms, judges, State Department officials, part of the White House, multinational companies, financial firms, NGOs, civil rights groups ...”
Well, I feel much safer now.
Then let Sheriff Joe interrogate him in a sound-proof room.
Also makes one wonder how many of the Congress are compromised because of data gathered - can't trust any decisions because they may be under duress - time to clean House and Senate.