“None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe that they are free.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
William Edward Binney is a former highly placed intelligence official with the United States National Security Agency (NSA) turned whistleblower who resigned on October 31, 2001, after more than 30 years with the agency.
He was a high-profile critic of his former employers during the George W. Bush administration, and later criticized the NSA’s data collection policies during the Barack Obama administration.
In 2016, he said the U.S. intelligence community’s assessment that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election was false.
Wikipedia, Bill Binney
Because of his analysis in conjunction with Veteran Intelligent Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) that has tended to carefully debunk the Russia Russia narrative, Binney has not been given much airtime on certain channels within the mainstream news media. So like you I had not heard of him except recently when reading something else.
I found this recent interview to be very interesting. I am not qualified or sufficiently well-informed to assess it, but listen to it for yourself and see what you think. It would seem to be worth your time at least.
He has some good things to say about Donald Trump and draining the swamp. And you know how I feel about his Presidency. So there must be something there for me to find it worth hearing.
He discussed a number of controversial topics including 9/11, etc.
Binney certainly has the right pedigree to be an informed whistleblower, and he has never been brought to heel or silenced, so he must have something going for him. He does seem to be extraordinarily well-informed. I would imagine that if it was possible that he would be charged or discredited or smeared.