May 172011
 May 17, 2011  Posted by  Court, Featured News, Govt, Surveillance

Jane Mayer writes:

On June 13th, a fifty-four-year-old former government employee named Thomas Drake is scheduled to appear in a courtroom in Baltimore, where he will face some of the gravest charges that can be brought against an American citizen. A former senior executive at the National Security Agency, the government’s electronic-espionage service, he is accused, in essence, of being an enemy of the state.

Read more in the New Yorker. This case has all the elements of a made-for-TV movie:  government spying on its own people, a whistleblower, leaks to the press, and the government’s attempt to cover up.

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