John Michael McConnell

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Person.png John Michael McConnell   C-SPAN PowerbaseRdf-icon.png
(spook, deep state operative)
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Greenville, South Carolina, United States
Alma materNorth Greenville University, Furman University, George Washington University
NSA director, then Vice Chairman of Booz Allen Hamilton - "The perfect embodiment of the revolving door" in Washington.

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In office
February 13, 2007 - January 27, 2009
Preceded byJohn Negroponte
Succeeded byDennis Blair

John "Mike" Michael McConnell is a US deep state insider. When he was Vice Chairman at Booz Allen Hamilton, McConnell was described by Glenn Greenwald as "the perfect embodiment of" the revolving door syndrome in Washington.[1]


As NSA director and then national intelligence director, McConnell worked to "modernize" the "Intelligence Community", by removing legislative barriers to what data they could collect.

Later Activities

Up to 2014, McConnell was Vice Chairman at Booz Allen Hamilton.[2]


Legal Case

Hedges v. ObamaChris Hedges
Daniel Ellsberg
Jenifer Bolen
Noam Chomsky
Alexa O'Brien
Kai Wargalla
Birgitta Jónsdóttir
Barack Obama
Leon Panetta
John McCain
John Boehner
Harry Reid
Nancy Pellosi
John Michael McConnell
Eric Cantor
United States
United States Department of Defense
13 January 201228 April 2014The plaintiffs challenged the 2012 NDAA contending that indefinite detention on "suspicion of providing substantial support" to groups such as al-Qaeda and the Taliban was so vague as to allow unconstitutional, indefininte detention of civilians based on vague allegations. The Court of Appeals struck down an initial agreement, and the US Supreme Court concurred, arguning that the plaintiffs could not prove they would be affected by the law, so had no standing to contest it.