On September 4, 2018 at DC's Cato Institute, a panel discussion was held regarding “The NSA and the Road to 9/11: Lessons Learned and Unlearned.” Karl Golovin (a retired U.S. Customs special agent and 9/11 responder asked: If U.S. Persons (intelligence, military or political) stage “False Flag” events, is NSA precluded by law from capturing related “signals” (communications) involving those U.S. Persons? William Binney answered “No,” (and to paraphrase) such communications are definitely captured in NSA databases, but whether NSA personnel ever examine such data is another issue. Spectator Robert David Steele, seated behind Golovin, audibly interjected: “That's why ThinThread was shut down.”
Link (Steele was seated behind Golovin, the interjection, certified by Steele here and now, appears to have been edited out by C-SPAN)
ROBERT STEELE: Thin Thread was shut down because Jim Clapper and Mike Hayden had no clue how good the in-house capabilities were, and wanted to spend as much money as possible on contractors. After 9/11 Thin Thread was reactivated because Trailblazer by SAIC was a complete failure, BUT Thin Thread was stripped of all of its formulas for assuring compliance with the law. When a suggestion was made to have Thin Thread look at all the connections leading up to 9/11, that was immediately forbidden by Mike Hayden. Neither Bill nor I have any direct knowledge of exactly why this was forbidden, but I speculate that Mike Hayden knew that Thin Thread would immediately document all the connections between Dick Cheney, Larry Silverstein, and everyone else involved in planning and executing 9/11 — an inside job, a state-sponsored false flag by Zionist Israel, Saudi Arabia, and the Shadow Government of the USA controlled by Dick Cheney via the Continuity of Government (COG) program.