FireDogLake: NSA Whistleblower Compares Case to CIA Officer Convicted of First Classified Leak (Video)
FireDogLake's Kevin Gosztola sits down with NSA whistleblower Tom Drake to discuss the parallels between his case and that of fellow GAP client and CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou.
Key Quote: Kiriakou acknowledged waterboarding by the CIA was torture in an ABC News interview. Similarly, Drake had communications with a reporter at the Baltimore Sun and informed this reporter of what he was seeing inside the NSA and how the government was committing constitutional violations.
Drake suggests they went through many attempts to find a way to indict him and make an example out of him. This he adds is what he believes the government did with Kiriakou.
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Sarah Damian is New Media Associate for the Government Accountability Project, the nation's leading whistleblower protection and advocacy organization.