Former NSA Whistleblower: "Trump Is Absolutely Right, Everything Was Being Monitored"

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Legendary NSA whistleblower William Binney (and creator of NSA's global surveillance system) confirmed to Fox News, that President Trump is "absolutely right" to claim he was wiretapped and monitored... he was.

As we noted previously, Binney is the NSA executive who created the agency’s mass surveillance program for digital information, who served as the senior technical director within the agency, who managed six thousand NSA employees, the 36-year NSA veteran widely regarded as a “legend” within the agency and the NSA’s best-ever analyst and code-breaker, who mapped out the Soviet command-and-control structure before anyone else knew how, and so predicted Soviet invasions before they happened (“in the 1970s, he decrypted the Soviet Union’s command system, which provided the US and its allies with real-time surveillance of all Soviet troop movements and Russian atomic weapons”). Binney is the real McCoy.

Binney resigned from NSA shortly after the U.S. approach to intelligence changed following the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. He "became a whistleblower after discovering that elements of a data-monitoring program he had helped develop -- nicknamed ThinThread -- were being used to spy on Americans," PBS reported.

On Monday he came to the defense of the president, whose allegations on social media over the weekend that outgoing President Barack Obama tapped his phones during the 2016 campaign have rankled Washington.

"I think the president is absolutely right. His phone calls, everything he did electronically, was being monitored," Bill Binney, a 36-year veteran of the National Security Agency who resigned in protest from the organization in 2001, told Fox Business on Monday.


Everyone's conversations are being monitored and stored, Binney said.

Binney also told Sean Hannity's radio show earlier Monday, "I think the FISA court's basically totally irrelevant." The judges on the FISA court are "not even concerned, nor are they involved in any way with the Executive Order 12333 collection," Binney said during the radio interview. "That's all done outside of the courts. And outside of the Congress."

Binney also told Fox the laws that fall under the FISA court's jurisdiction are "simply out there for show" and "trying to show that the government is following the law, and being looked at and overseen by the Senate and House intelligence committees and the courts."

"That's not the main collection program for NSA," Binney said.

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What Binney did not delve into, however, was if Obama directed surveillance on Trump for political purposes during the campaign, a core accusation of Trump's. But Binney did say events such as publication of details of private calls between President Trump and the Australian prime minister, as well as with the Mexican president, are evidence the intelligence community is playing hardball with the White House.

"I think that's what happened here," Binney told Fox. "The evidence of the conversation of the president of the U.S., President Trump, and the [prime minister] of Australia and the president of Mexico. Releasing those conversations. Those are conversations that are picked up by the FAIRVIEW program, primarily, by NSA."

Since Binney designed the NSA's electronic surveillance system, he would know.

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stizazz's picture

If EVERYTHING was monitored, it wasn't about just Trump.

Now the BIG question is, will TRUMP stop EVERYTHING from being monitored?


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techies-r-us (not verified) stizazz Mar 7, 2017 5:37 PM

All Potuses are dictators are at heart.

Trump is the only honest one. He declares it openly.

Little Lucy's picture

African politician choose the Accredited Times as his official media for his Guinean presidential bid - has he made a wise decision - will he be taken seriously?

Fight Club!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bill of Rights's picture

Fuck off with your piece of shit link...

NewHugh's picture

Accredited times spammer.  MDB must have gotten a sex change...

NidStyles's picture

Honestly, is anyone surprised? Look at this spy system that was set up under Bush II FFS.


Did anyone think the commies wouldn't use it? They loves spies and spying on people, they are subversives, that is what they do. They keep files on anyone that could be a potential threat to them. You don't do that unless you're doing something any normal person would kill you over.

Croesus's picture

The Daily Westerner...aka "Accredited Times II".

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xythras (not verified) Croesus Mar 7, 2017 10:11 PM


We're not in the Midlle Ages to use sticks for counting

Croesus's picture

Who's using sticks? I use fingers, and sometimes toes...I can count all the way up to 21, if I take my pants off.

WTFUD's picture

. . . and 23 if i put my balls on the line.

FrozenGoodz's picture

Official evidence has been raised to Brietbart and a former NSA guy

Tarzan's picture

I'm surprised his car hasn't "malfunctioned" and killed him!

detached.amusement's picture

I'm sure Binney knows what sorts of devices may threaten his life

Ferrari's picture

Two of the great mysteries which plague me on this ball is how is Binney still alive and how is that Fletcher Prouty apparently died of natural causes. These fellows have brass ones.

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) Croesus Mar 7, 2017 11:12 PM

Of course Trump was bugged. I thought of that day one.

Has everyone lost their minds?

I hope he talked to Putin, because Obama was ramping up tensions to nuclear first strike.

this whole thing is MADNESS!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jim in MN's picture


It is up to us to speak the common sense truth....and, OK, the occasionally complex or subtle truth too.

But mainly the truth.

I cannot fathom the Sanders/progressive wing going in 'balls deep'....for the CIA.

To Hell with that.

I have been saying USSA OUT OF EURASIA for years here.

It is time to set an example for the world, and for that, we need to husband our resources.

There is no issue we can't tackle, if we first tackle PERVASIVE CORRUPTION.

But unless we tackle PERVASIVE CORRUPTION, we can do nothing.

Being above the law = Tyranny, pure and simple.

This is why HUMA'S LAPTOP with the TOP SECRET INTEL next to the CHILD PORN is indeed the key to all of this.

And.....we don't know what's going to happen.

The world hangs in the balance.

War, or peace?

Happy kids with their books and candy....or filthy cold death in the mud?




CuttingEdge's picture

A message to DJT which is very appropriate:

"Welcome to the party, pal".

Now cut Snowden and Assange some serious slack to show you are on the side of the angels, rather than the insidious cunts on the flip side of the ledger.

Malleus Maleficarum's picture

Seriously. What a ridiculous headline! Almost like they're trying to give retroactive credit to Trump for telling us something that a) we've already known for years, and b) people he calls "traitors" and whom he would very much like to see executed told us long ago. So far, he's been like many "patriots" and our scumbag politicians when it comes to criminal, unconstitutional surveillance: he didn't give a damn about it until it turned on him. I sincerely hope this was the wake-up call he clearly needs! I believe he loves this nation as much as most of us, and I want to see him succeed so that our nation thrives. But he must love freedom above all!

funthea's picture

Dobbs had him right there and he couldn't ask him about Hillary's E-mails? Really? Binney outright says that everything is collected by the NSA, and Dobbs couldn't just ask him to put the Hillary's E-mail server question on record... from the guy who designed the fucking NSA program to begin with. That sound byte could have be played over and over... enough to get congress to act and demand the NSA produce the missing e-mails. Fuk me.

NoPension's picture

Makes sense why Trump goes to Mar a Lago.

White House is bugged from top to bottom. 

I'd bet Air Force One, too.

MsCreant's picture

CIA on Mar a Lago: "I'd tap that!"

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prime american (not verified) MsCreant Mar 8, 2017 1:55 AM

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MANvsMACHINE's picture

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Ferrari's picture

With respect, Everything Is Wired For Sound.

City_Of_Champyinz's picture

Oh for fucks sake here he comes again.

Ace006's picture

Pseudo-sophisticate garbage on both counts.

QuantumEasing's picture

Hmmmm, I wonder what sock puppets in a blender sound like?

Would be a fun experiment.

In the meanwhile, please feel free to explore a 480 volt 3-phase outlet with your tongues, little trolls.

scoutshonor's picture

Dude, I've tried it--not crunchy at all.

Blankenstein's picture

stizazz and techies-r-us registered on the same day  (19 weeks and 2 days) - interesting


Itsarap's picture

Chump's a Zionist shill with Zionist's and CFR members all around him.

Dancing Disraeli's picture

Blow it out yer ass, 2-weeker.

Itsarap's picture

Why can't you make this newbie look like a fool,And simply disapprove my statement??????LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Got The Wrong No's picture

Trolls are pieces of shit. Fuck Off

Itsarap's picture

Debate me on the merit's or lack thereof pertaining to the statement,That i made!Btw are they still using actual people down there at the Pentagram for the misdirection program?Or are they just using bots now?Using bots only would help keep down the labor costs.LOL!!!!!!!

Got The Wrong No's picture

Show fucking proof of your claim ass puke Troll

QuantumEasing's picture

How's this:

((The People)) are melting down left and left.

Zionist shills shedding copious (and delicious, might I add) tears.

Game, set, match.

As my victory bounty, I choose to see you chug a fifth of carbon tetraflouide. Salud, asshole.

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) QuantumEasing Mar 7, 2017 11:42 PM

It ends in a shooting war, whites win.

In Ze No's picture

That was actually my favorite part of the old Zero Hedge (where I was a mere lurker).  The insiders would wrap the trolls up in a fact filled diatribe with interconnecting dots.  They shut the naive fools right  down.  I imagined them just staring and blinking not even fully understanding what just hit them.

But no one's the same in ZH as they were in 2006.  The Cassandras among us have been talking for 10 years.  They're tired and I'd imagine a little pissed there are still so many people still asleep.

sarz's picture

"simply disapprove my statement" 

Itsarap, no need for that here. Go over to 

They deal with the question of whether Trump is a zionist shill several times a day. Go get a headful. 

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) stizazz Mar 7, 2017 11:49 PM

Something is coming out in the next two days that will blow America's mind.

Very deepstate, very secret, long stored in the dark basement.

It is espionage, it is slavery, it is massive, it is brutal, it does involve children, it is abuse of power.

It is not sexual, that shit ain't sexual it is all about violence, torture, control, destruction.

They just get off doing the above.

They are damaged and should be executed!

BandGap's picture

Very well done, sir.

"a popular online news site" Bwaaaah!


GUS100CORRINA's picture

Little Lucy,

What in the HELL does "Accreditied Times" have to do with the subject matter of the article?

My observation ... NOTHING!!

Please TROLL somewhere else... thx.

nmewn's picture

I love the smell of "progressive" desperation in the evening ;-)

Takeaction2's picture
Takeaction2 (not verified) Little Lucy Mar 7, 2017 6:18 PM

Always assume EVERYTHING is being monitored.  I have done this since the Ron Paul days...2006 and on.  Once I learned about 9/11....Gulf of Tonkin.....on and on.  This is the way it is.  Your phone and ANYTHING hooked to the Net including any car with GPS...or any car after the late 90's...with the "Black Box".
Also...your phone mic is always "Hot"  This story is from imagine now?

You are being tracked...logged...etc.

Consuelo's picture



Of course we are, but...


Is it still 'tin-foil-hat' to state Why they're monintoring everyone...?   

They're building dossier files to utilize en-masse at some point in the future, during a political uprising or the aftermath of same.    

Lockesmith's picture

Dirt is like fiat. If they have dirt on everyone, then it is worth nothing

peddling-fiction's picture

Nope, dirt is used selectively.