The NSA Four: How a toxic mix of cronyism and fraud blinded the agency before 9/11

Tom Drake, Kirk Wiebe, Bill Binney

In 2013, before Edward Snowden thrust the NSA’s mass surveillance programs into the public limelight, I published a ground-breaking story on the four NSA whistleblowers who exposed much of the agency’s illegal activities and its corrupt relationship with big defense contractors. Since, they’ve all become friends, and here I am a few years ago with Tom Drake, Kirk Wiebe and Bill Binney at the National Press Club. I’m proud of this story and the impact it has had. It still remains one of the best things I’ve ever done.