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Meet Tom Drake, the NSA Whistleblower Cheney Wanted to ‘Fry’

Posted on AllSides October 24th, 2019
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“Find and fry the leaker or leakers. Burn them. We have to make an example of them.”

Vice President Dick Cheney issued that edict after whistleblower Thomas Drake, a former senior executive at the NSA, revealed the unconstitutional mass surveillance regime that had been instituted after 9/11, Drake himself said in a recent interview with The American Conservative.

The constant drumbeat of demands to reveal the names of whistleblowers who filed a complaint against President Trump gives Drake horrible “flashbacks,” he says. And while Republicans endlessly repeat that the American...

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