The famous NSA whistleblower William Binney, a guy who worked for the agency for over 30 years told Fox News on Friday during a short interview with Tucker Carlson that the National Security Agency is spying on basically everybody: all members of the Congress, of the Supreme Court, the Joint Chiefs of Staff and even the White House, including the President.
William Binney served in the NSA for more than 3 decades before quitting in 2001, in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, as he departed with the agency’s new policy on domestic spying.
During his discussion with Tucker Carlson, Binney said he firmly believes that Donald Trump was spied on. And considering Edward Snowden’s past leaks about NSA’s vast/global surveillance program and the latest WikiLeaks revelations, it comes as a no-brainer that what Mr. William Binney says is plausible.
According to the NSA whistleblower, the agency is tapping the entire data-flux flowing through the US’s fiber network and it stores the respective data in its huge data centers via a program dubbed Stellar Wind. Since nowadays everything is digital, NSA is basically collecting all phone calls, financial transactions, emails, credit cards etc on US citizens.
Besides that, there’s an inner/secret cabal in the NSA who are like the Roman Empire’s Praetorian guard, as they target (illegally) all the members of the Congress, both the Senate and House, the members of the Supreme Court, the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the White House. The purpose of this Orwellian surveillance is simple and straightforward: the name of the game is absolute power and control over the political class by the deep state, because he who has the information has the power and makes the rules.
Binney says that this secretive group inside the NSA knows what people in power think, what they plan, their intentions about the agency’s budgets and so on and so forth, so the NSA can counteract in real time any measure against it before it happens, among other things (like favoring one political candidate over another).
Today’s US surveillance dwarfs East Germany’s Stasi and the ironic thing is that due to the huge amount of information the NSA collects, rather than helping with preventing terrorists attacks, it actually makes the agency’s job more difficult, as they’re constantly failing at preventing terrorist threats in advance, Mr. William Binney said. Moreover:
“They are like the praetorian guard, they determine what the emperor does and who the emperor is…”
The question is, who’ll watch the watchers? And who’ll stop’em?