In an extended interview on The Colbert Report, Glenn Greenwald reveals more about the upcoming big NSA news. When asked directly what it will be about, he says that “One of the missing pieces is about who are the people on whom the NSA is spying on in America, who are they targeting, for what purposes, who are these people that they are declaring to be sufficient threats that it warrants reading their emails and what is the pattern of people that they have targeted. Are they political dissidents, are they critics of US foreign policy, or are they actual terrorists?”
So it looks like they are going to name names. This could be much bigger that Richard Nixon’s secret ‘enemies list’. Actor Paul Newman was on that list of 20 people and he said that he considered it his greatest accomplishment.
Greenwald said that the story will be ready for publishing in about four to eight weeks.
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