Comment: A man who blew the whistle on the NSA

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A man who blew the whistle on the NSA

many years before Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden, Thomas Drake, is another hero. Take a look at the documentary entitled, "War on Whistle Blowers."

"Drake hoped that the new Obama administration – one that had touted the importance of federal whistleblowers during the 2008 campaign – would reverse direction and cease the use of the criminal justice system to go after whistleblowers. However, after Drake lived under the cloud of possible prosecution for two and a half years after the FBI raided his home, the DOJ finally indicted him in April 2010.

Drake was charged under 10 separate counts, 5 of which were charges brought under the Espionage Act – a 1917 piece of legislation intended to be used against spies."