William Binney

William Binney is one of the most senior whistleblowers ever to have emerged from the shadows of the US intelligence establishment spoke about the evolution of the US surveillance state and how the government kept it hidden to avoid exposure to the main body of congress the courts and the public.

He looked at the efforts over time by the administration to try to make it legal even though they had to have secret interpretations of existing laws to do what they are doing, and revealed the true users of the domestic spying and the governments efforts to keep that secret.

He also spoke talk about the difficulty of trying to be a whistleblower in an environment where the highest levels of government were violating the founding principles of the US republic - the Constitution.