Today Rand Paul will file a lawsuit against the NSA in the D.C. district court. He was criticized by Congressamn Peter King on Morning Joe this morning for having the temerity to defend the Fourth Amendment while the mainstream media, probably at the behest of the Obama Administration, blocked the this intensely interesting video of Edward Snowden.
This interview was conducted by the German television network ARD. It has not been rebroadcast, excerpted, or even acknowledged in the American popular media. It was removed from YouTube each time it was posted. This is conduct worthy of a police state. Much of this video is devoted to the technical details that make the NSA's activities so menacing. It is not about Edward Snowden as is much of the propaganda and polemic coming from Washington insiders who prefer to malign him than to speak to the legality and morality of NSA spying.
“If I am traitor, who did I betray? I gave all my information to the American public, to American journalists who are reporting on American issues. If they see that as treason, I think people really need to consider who they think they’re working for. The public is supposed to be their boss, not their enemy. Beyond that as far as my personal safety, I’ll never be fully safe until these systems have changed.”