The FRONTLINE Interview: Thomas Drake
- Aired: 05/13/2008
- Rating: NR
Thomas Drake served as a senior executive at the NSA from 2001 to 2008. He brought his concerns about wasteful spending at the NSA and the government's surveillance program to a Baltimore Sun reporter; he was later charged with leaking classified information under the Espionage Act, but the charges were ultimately dropped.
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