Our President says it's a breach of security, but now we have someone who wants to blow the whistle on the NSA (and the DIA (Defense Intelligence Agency) as well) over what he claims is illegal domestic spying.
Russ Tice, a whistleblower who was dismissed from the NSA last year, stated in letters to the House and Senate intelligence committees that he is prepared to testify about highly classified Special Access Programs, or SAPs, that were improperly carried out by both the NSA and the DIA.
So Mr. Tice was dimissed from the NSA, hm-m-m? Dismissed because he threatened to bring his knowledge of potentially illegal activities into the open, because he was a thorn in his employer's side with complaints of illegal activities, because he really was a bad employee or what? Do we have a "disgruntled employee" who has it in for a former employer he feels wronged him, or is he a stand-up guy who is getting even after getting screwed.
Enquiring minds want to know.