Russ Tice

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(Spook, Whistleblower)
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Born27 August, 1961
ExposedUniversal surveillance
Member ofNational Security Whistleblowers Coalition
Whistleblower who exposed that the NSA and the DIA were engaged in unlawful and unconstitutional wiretaps on US citizens.

Russell Tice is a Former NSA Intelligence Analyst & Capabilities Operations Officer Specializing in Offensive Information Warfare (O-IW). In 2005 Tice helped spark a national controversy over claims that the NSA and the DIA were engaged in unlawful and unconstitutional wiretaps on US citizens, and later admitted that he was one of the sources that were used in the New York Times' reporting on the wiretap activity in 2005.

2013 Abbey Martin interview

Abby Martin: Interview with Whistleblower Russ Tice - is the NSA Blackmailing Obama?
  • Interview transcript [1]

Key excerpts about what the NSA was doing in terms of domestic activity:

"initially what I saw was they were targeting news organizations, they were targeting U.S. companies that did international business, they were looking at financial institutions."
"they were also going after the State Department and Secretary of State Colin Powell at the time. And they were going after high-ranking military generals and that was just what my space capabilities that I saw. Now later, when I got together with colleagues, and we started to put together the terrestrial side – that’s the side that’s being done with all those nodes, all over the country, the fiber optics and that sort of thing – then we found out that it got much worse."
"they went after law firms and lawyers, they went after more generals, General Petraeus was one of the guys. It seemed like right about that three-star level they were going after admirals and generals. They went after the supreme courts, of which I held Judge Alito’s paperwork in my hand. Numbers associated with Judge Alito that somebody had put into the system that NSA used to spy on Judge Alito."


“Why would anyone believe a bloody word of what NSA says about their mass domestic surveillance programs? They have lied repeatedly in the past and they are likely lying now. They have been collecting meta data and content, word-for-word, both voice and text, for some time now.”
Russ Tice (2019)  [2]


In 2013, MSNBC broadcast some of Tice's revelations but censored "his revelations on NSA's targeting of Obama, elected officials, attorneys, judges and activists".[3]

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