Binney turned whistleblower, because NSA was using the program to spy on Americans. As Binney was well known to the US Congress, he did not think he needed any NSA document to make his case. But what he found out was:
“Congress would never hear me because then they’d lose plausible deniability. That was really their key. They needed to have plausible deniability so they can continue this massive spying program because it gave them power over everybody in the world. Even the members of Congress had power against others [in Congress]; they had power on judges on the Supreme Court, the federal judges, all of them.
That’s why they’re so afraid. Everybody’s afraid because all this data that’s about them, the central agencies — the intelligence agencies — they have it. And that’s why Senator Schumer warned President Trump earlier, a few months ago, that he shouldn’t attack the intelligence community because they’ve got six ways to Sunday to come at you. That’s because it’s like J. Edgar Hoover on super steroids. . . . it’s leverage against every member of parliament and every government in the world.”
ROBERT STEELE: It is my great honor to know William Binney, who is to NSA as I am to CIA — we believe in the value of intelligence with integrity, we do not believe in the value of unconstitutional illegal operations that blackmail US citizens and render direct support to dictators, elite pedophiles, and traitors. I pray the day comes when Donald Trump or his successor can reduce the secret intelligence community by up to 70% while creating an Open Source Agency (OSA) empowered with Thin Thread (Bill's inexpensive ethical legal solution that NSA refused to embrace) to provide the 96% of the decision-support to all possible government consumers that the CIA and the rest of the secret IC is incapable of producing today.