TV News LIES

Friday, Dec 09th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Domestic (USA) Operation FirstFruits : NSA spied on Dissenters and Journalists?

Operation FirstFruits : NSA spied on Dissenters and Journalists?

E-mail Print PDF

Apparently, they've also been spying on other members of the government who may have been potential  whistleblowers,  journalists and even members of Congress.

NSA spied on its own employees, other U.S. intelligence personnel, and their journalist and congressional contacts. WMR has learned that the National Security Agency (NSA), on the orders of the Bush administration, eavesdropped on the private conversations and e-mail of its own employees, employees of other U.S. intelligence agencies -- including the CIA and DIA -- and their contacts in the media, Congress, and oversight agencies and offices.

The journalist surveillance program, code named "Firstfruits," was part of a Director of Central Intelligence (DCI) program that was maintained at least until October 2004 and was authorized by then-DCI Porter Goss. Firstfruits was authorized as part of a DCI "Countering Denial and Deception" program responsible to an entity known as the Foreign Denial and Deception Committee (FDDC). Since the intelligence community's reorganization, the DCI has been replaced by the Director of National Intelligence headed by John Negroponte and his deputy, former NSA director Gen. Michael Hayden.

In addition, beginning in 2001 but before the 9-11 attacks, NSA began to target anyone in the U.S. intelligence community who was deemed a "disgruntled employee."

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


A grim tally soars: More than 50,000 overdose deaths in US

HeroinMore than 50,000 Americans died from drug overdoses last year, the most ever.The disastrous tally has...

Hardee’s, Carl’s Jr. CEO Tapped as Labor Secretary

Trump pick for Dept. of Labor headPresident-elect Donald Trump will reportedly tap Andy Puzder, chief executive of the company that owns the...

John Glenn, first US astronaut to orbit Earth, dies aged 95

John GlennFormer astronaut and US senator John Glenn has died in Ohio aged 95.  Glenn became a...

This day in history 75 years ago: Pearl Harbor attacked

Pearl Harbor attackToday marks the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, which prompted America to...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!