Journalist to Reveal Names of U.S. Citizens Targeted by NSA
Journalist Glenn Greenwald says he will reveal the names of U.S. citizens targeted by the NSA later this week.
Read background information below from Real Clear Politics:
Greenwald, who is promoting his book No Place To Hide and is trailed by a documentary crew wherever he goes, was speaking in a boutique hotel near Harvard, where he was to appear with Noam Chomsky, the octogenarian leftist academic.
“One of the big questions when it comes to domestic spying is, ‘Who have been the NSA’s specific targets?’," he said.
“Are they political critics and dissidents and activists? Are they genuinely people we’d regard as terrorists?
What are the metrics and calculations that go into choosing those targets and what is done with the surveillance that is conducted? Those are the kinds of questions that I want to still answer.”
Greenwald said the names would be published via The Intercept, a website funded by Pierre Omidyar, the billionaire founder and chairman of eBay. Greenwald left The Guardian, which published most of the Snowden revelations, last autumn to work for Omidyar.
“As with a fireworks show, you want to save your best for last,” Greenwald told GQ magazine. “The last one is the one where the sky is all covered in spectacular multicoloured hues.”
Shepard Smith and Judge Andrew Napolitano discussed the upcoming reveal today on “Shepard Smith Reporting.”
Smith said it’s astounding that the government has been able to collect this private information, saying, “it doesn’t look very American.”
“It’s not American at all,” Napolitano responded.
“The Constitution is only as good a restraint on the government as those in whose hands the Constitution is given for enforcement and for honoring and for respecting,” Napolitano said. “It is not in good hands when the people in whose hands it has been placed can rampantly trample and violate as the NSA has been doing.”
Watch the full discussion above.