Traces of Reality
August 30, 2013
Traces of Reality Radio hosted by Guillermo Jimenez
Episode 45: August 30, 2013 – Russ Tice on NSA’s Black Budget, Blackmail, and Black Ops
Guest: Russ Tice
On this edition of Traces of Reality Radio: Guillermo is joined by former NSA intelligence analyst and whistleblower, Russ Tice. Russ shares his background with the NSA, the sort of work he’s done with the agency, and the extent to which the domestic surveillance program actually goes.
Russ cites specific “high value targets” of surveillance, including Supreme Court Justice Alito, David Petraeus, Dianne Feinstein, and even Barack Obama himself before being elected to the Senate in Illinois.
We also discuss the recently revealed “Black Budget” of spy agencies like the NSA and the relationship between these agencies, The State Department, and tech companies like Google.