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Thomas Drake

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Justice Integrity Report - Former NSA Execs Warn Americans Against Loss of Political and Privacy Rights [cached]

Not true, according to Thomas Drake, a former NSA senior executive who reported to NSA's third-ranking official under Director Michael Hayden.
Drake objected via internal procedures during Hayden's tenure to vast waste of money and to warrantless spying on innocent Americans in violation of the law. "The government itself," Drake said during the press club panel, "has become a criminal enterprise." Drake is shown at right in a recent photo by Noel St. John during an eloquent speech at the National Press Club, described here Mr. Drake Goes To Washington, that received little coverage from the mainstream media in March. Drake said, for example, that all of the nation's electronic metadata could be stored "with room to spare" in the press club's conference room, which measures 39 by 47 feet. Drake said that the huge NSA complexes around the nation storing data show that their operations are vastly greater than metadata storage. He cited the size of the Utah Data Center, code-named Bumblehive, right, scheduled to open this fall. However, the Obama administration indicted Drake on spy charges in 2010 for talking to a Baltimore Sun reporter about non-classified material that the government later classified. GAP represented Drake via Radack, who helped persuaded New Yorker writer Jane Mayer to probe the case. Editor's note: Those featured in the article include the former Justice Department ethics officer Jesselyn Radack, at left, former NSA executive Thomas Drake, former FBI translator Sibel Edmonds, and former State Department Foreign Service Officer Peter Van Buren, both at right. Hayden's push to violate Fourth Amendment was revealed thanks to the actions of NSA whistleblowers Thomas Drake, William Binney, Kirk Wiebe, Ed Loomis, Russell Tice, and Edward Snowden, as well as Justice Department whistleblower Thomas Tamm, AT&T engineer Mark Klein, and U.S. House Intelligence Committee staffer Diane Roark. Today's New York Times reports that former classification czar J. William Leonard filed a formal complaint with his former office -- the Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO) - requesting punishment for the National Security Agency (NSA) and Justice Department officials who improperly classified documents in the Espionage Act case against NSA whistleblower Thomas Drake. Leonard articulates the significance of his complaint in the Times: "If you're talking about throwing someone in jail for years, there absolutely has to be responsibility for decisions about what gets classified." On June 10, one of the biggest cases in the Obama administration's campaign to stanch leaks of sensitive government information to the press collapsed when the Justice Department dropped espionage charges against Thomas Drake, a former senior official at the National Security Agency. Former National Security Agency executive Thomas Drake warned the public March 15 at the National Press Club against the federal government's crackdown on whistleblowers.

Thomas Drake
Thomas Drake Thomas Drake is a former senior executive at the National Security Agency where he blew the whistle on massive multimillion dollar fraud, waste and abuse, the failure of 9/11, as well as the widespread violations of the rights of citizens through secret mass surveillance programs after 9/11. As a material witness he provided extensive documented evidence for two 9/11 Congressional investigations and the US DoD Inspector General before going to the press with what he knew. In 2010, he was charged under the Espionage Act by the Obama Administration, facing 35 years in prison. In 2011, the government's case against him collapsed and he went free in a plea deal with no jail time or fine. He is the recipient of the 2011 Ridenhour Truth Telling Prize, and a joint recipient with Ms. Jesselyn Radack of the 2011 Sam Adams Associates Integrity in Intelligence Award and the 2012 Hugh M. Hefner First Amendment Award. Since his case closed, Drake has been an outspoken defender of whistleblowers Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden.

OpenCanada at 5: A look back at some of our favourite pieces [cached]

Thomas Drake on Whistleblowing, Oversight, and the Future of Electronic Surveillance
Scott Young spoke to Thomas Drake, a former NSA executive who leaked classified information, about whistleblowing, oversight and the future of electronic surveillance: "Surveillance and secrecy is absolutely anathema to liberty and privacy.

A Misleading Moment of Celebration for a New Surveillance Program | Peninsula Peace and Justice Center [cached]

The morning after final passage of the USA Freedom Act, while some foes of mass surveillance were celebrating, Thomas Drake sounded decidedly glum.
The new law, he told me, is "a new spy program. It restarts some of the worst aspects of the Patriot Act and further codifies systematic violations of Fourth Amendment rights. Later on Wednesday, here in Oslo as part of a "Stand Up For Truth" tour, Drake warned at a public forum that "national security" has become "the new state religion. Meanwhile, his Twitter messages were calling the USA Freedom Act an "itty-bitty step" - and a "stop/restart kabuki shell game" that "starts w/ restarting bulk collection of phone records." That downbeat appraisal of the USA Freedom Act should give pause to its celebrants. Drake is a former senior executive of the National Security Agency - and a whistleblower who endured prosecution and faced decades in prison for daring to speak truthfully about NSA activities. He ran afoul of vindictive authorities because he refused to go along with the NSA's massive surveillance program after 9/11. Drake understands how the NSA operates from the highest strategic levels. He notes a telling fact that has gone virtually unacknowledged by anti-surveillance boosters of the USA Freedom Act: "NSA approved.

Army Sentenced Manning Like Soldier Who Tried To Sell Secrets [cached]

The appeal highlights Thomas Drake, an analyst for the National Security Agency, who blew the whistle on fraud, waste, and abuse involving a program called Trailblazer.
He was accused of retaining classified information in violation of the Espionage Act. The Justice Department zealously pursued him, but ultimately, the case collapsed. Drake pled guilty to a misdemeanor and was sentenced to a year of probation-all because he spoke to a Baltimore Sun reporter about corruption at the NSA.

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