Q Scott, this fellow who has been labeled a whistle-blower has now been -- a former NSC official, employee -- has now been appearing publicly in the media, including on ABC. Is the government concerned about that?You bet your sweet Aunt Betsy, the W, Rove and Co is concerned about this person sounding off about what is really going on. No doubt they will be siccing Rove on this poor fellah:
MR. McCLELLAN: You might want to talk to the National Security Agency about that. I don't have anything to add.
A former National Security Agency official wants to tell Congress about electronic intelligence programs that he asserts were carried out illegally by the NSA and the Defense Intelligence Agency.
Russ Tice, a whistleblower who was dismissed from the NSA last year, stated in letters to the House and Senate intelligence committees that he is prepared to testify about highly classified Special Access Programs, or SAPs, that were improperly carried out by both the NSA and the DIA.
"I intend to report to Congress probable unlawful and unconstitutional acts conducted while I was an intelligence officer with the National Security Agency and with the Defense Intelligence Agency," Mr. Tice stated in the Dec. 16 letters, copies of which were obtained by The Washington Times.