Obama, Hillary Clinton and other government officials have said that Snowden should have “gone through proper channels” instead of publicly blowing the whistle.
But we pointed out in 2013 that there are no proper channels Snowden could have gone through.
Now, a high-level Pentagon official confirmed that wouldn’t have worked. He gives the example of NSA whistleblower Thomas Drake (see exclusive interviews with Thomas Drake here, here, here and here), who tried to go through proper channels. But he was stonewalled and FRAMED by the government that was supposed to protect him and to use the information he disclosed to make our country safer and less corrupt: