NSA Whistleblower: NSA Illegally Spied On General Petraeus and Other Generals, Supreme Court Justice Alito and All of the Other Supreme Court Justices, the White House Spokesman, and Many Other Top Officials

Source of 2005 New York Times Spying Expose Says Spy Agency Targeting Highest-Level American Leaders

As we reported yesterday, NSA whistleblower Russel Tice – a key source in the 2005 New York Times report that blew the lid off the Bush administration’s use of warrantless wiretapping – told Peter B. Collins on Boiling Frogs Post (the website of FBI whistleblower Sibel Edmonds) that the NSA spied on and targeted for blackmail:

  • “Members of Congress, both Senate and the House, especially on the intelligence committees and on the armed services committees and some of the–and judicial”
  • “One of the judges is now sitting on the Supreme Court”
  • “Two … former FISA court judges”
  • “State Department officials”
  • “People in the executive service that were part of the White House–their own people”
  • “Antiwar groups”
  • “U.S. companies that that do international business”
  • “U.S. banking firms and financial firms that do international business”
  • “NGOs that–like the Red Cross, people like that that go overseas and do humanitarian work”
  • “The president of the United States now [i.e. Barack Obama, when he was running for Senate]”

Tice just named some additional names.

Specifically, Tice told radio host James Corbett that the NSA spied on the following government officials for the purposes of gaining leverage over them:

  • Top Democratic and Republican congress members, especially on the Intelligence, Armed Services and  Judiciary committees, as well as the senior leadership in both the House and the Senate
  • General Petraeus and other generals (background)
  • Supreme Court justice Alito … and all of the other Supreme Court justices
  • White House spokesman Scott McClellan

Those officials were targeted before the NSA started its mass Prism surveillance program. Now, Tice says the NSA spies on everyoneHe’s right.

We asked highly-credible NSA whistleblower William Binney  what he thought about Tice’s statements.  Binney told us:

I can not validate what he is saying.  This, however, is not out of the question that our government or parts thereof would in fact do this.  Certainly the capability is there.

See this  for further background on spying and harassment of government officials and civilians.

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  • gozounlimited
    • FREEMANontheland

      Theater of the mind is in full rerun.Peace.

  • jadan

    The disconnect between the people and their leaders is profound. Policies are implemented that do not reflect the wishes of the majority according to reliable polls. The press is controlled and the fourth estate is even more contemptible than the Congress. Not all the lobbyists support their causes with positive reinforcement; some carry a big stick and engage in negative reinforcement. This is called blackmail. William Binney’s statement is disingenuous. Is there any elected leader who will blow the whistle on this negative reinforcement? Blackmail victims do not blow the whistle.

  • jeff zacher

    If you think the government is incompetent now, wait until all the whistle blowers and such are silenced…our government will be filled with bumbling hacks….

    • FREEMANontheland

      Wait until July 1,USA will finally lose its reserve currency status.Then into the poor house even deeper than now.Peace.

      • adsicks

        Hear Hear….

  • Chris King

    we have a shadow “government” run by an aristocracy of multimillionaire lawyers.

    • Publeus

      That is actually close to the truth. The three branches of our government were to remain distinct. The Judicial branch was intentionally made the weakest, because it is the sharp end of the fork. The founders considered barring lawyers from the Executive and Legislative branches to prevent conflict of interest. If that had happened, we might not have ended up with the court appointed President of 1999. When most politicians are lawyers, there is no real separation of powers. We are considered to be a nation of LAWS. Now, only the Judicial branch matters, and when any maniac with a million dollars can buy a law, what is Law really worth. Getting corporations out of government might help, but putting lawyers BACK into their place certainly would. If we did that, we would be able to check and balance, once again. Good call !

      • wcplace

        We are now a nation of LAWYERS!

        • FREEMANontheland

          Ya think?lol

  • Rehmat

    I wonder why NSA spied on Gen. David Petraeus who was called “Zionism’s military poodle” by professor James Petras? Ooops! He was caught having a mistress when he questioned some of Israel’s policies in the Middle East.

  • Jazzee

    what I don’t understand is that Americans should be outraged about this screaming for it to stop
    not that the idiots in DC would listen but I am so disappointed how people have reacted to this IT should be stopped NOW

  • Publeus

    It reminds me of the old Nazi command structure. They spied of each other, too, in order to force compliance with any crazy idea. The proverbial poison letter, or black mail. ” I know what you did last…”

  • Daniel Levy

    Guys, enjoy these last few years for free speech via websites, because once military law is imposed in the US, there will be no independent journalism or blogging sites through which to share information. Americans will not be able to learn what is going on. All news will come via the authorized mainstream media, which will be controlled by the military and the intelligence services. Enjoy free speech while it lasts.

    • FREEMANontheland

      And the crowd rises to its feet with a thunderous round of applause,2 thumbs up for this comment.Peace and love Brother!

  • tomhoser

    I wonder if these are the guys that leaked the fatal blow to the Weiner. He was putting his nose under Clarence Thomas’s tent just before he got clotheslined.

  • FREEMANontheland

    Land of the Fee,Home of the Slave and spy’s What has become of America..NWO has won.Time to mint more trillion dollar platinum coins.Peace.