Tucker Carlson had a guest on his show and what he said shocked America. The guest was a former high ranking career NSA officer. The man’s name is Bill Binney.
Americans don’t know – for good reason – so when a former officer comes forward it is best to listen a little more closely to his tales than of your average TV pundit.
But Bill Binney is not just an ordinary agent. He resigned when he discovered the NSA was collecting wholesale data on every electronic communication.
Even domestic – remember when Clapper said that wasn’t true and then Snowden busted him? Binney went on Tucker and blew the whistle on this program saying it started in 2001 under Bush and was used for more than two years under Obama. They called this Stellar Wind.
According to documents obtained by the Guardian, a federal judge would approve a bulk collection of metadata “every 90 days.”
“Eventually, the NSA gained authority to “analyze communications metadata associated with United States persons and persons believed to be in the United States”, according to a 2007 Justice Department memo.
As Tucker Carlson says this is a big deal and makes us look more like eastern Germany that The United States Of America.