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Secret tapping: the “New York Times” informer speaks publicly

| Paris (France)

Russel Tice, who has worked for more than 20 years for the National Security Agency (NSA), recently admitted being the informer that enabled the New York Times to disclose the case of secret tapping.

Russel Tice, who specialized for long time in this type of service, told ABC news that several espionage operations conducted by the NSA were against the law. He further indicated that they had the technological means to tap private and international calls in US soil, contrary to what President Bush might say.

“The idea was to say that we had resorted to all means to stop the terrorists and we would do whatever it takes to achieve that”, he told the US television network.

Today, he is willing to tell Congress everything he knows regarding secret tapping, and programs organized by the Defence Department on the heels of the September 11 attacks.

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