As Hersh pointed out, it was previously impossible to listen to an American’s conversation without a warrant. However, the relevant law was changed and the special services have new opportunities. “Snowden, a man from the world of technology, not politics, was turned down,” the investigative journalist said.
According to him, about 25 thousand people worked in the NSA, but only Snowden pointed out a violation of the right to freedom of expression. “And of all those thousands of people, only one person spoke out about a direct violation of one of the most acute principles of the American Constitution: the right to free speech, the kind of speech that will not be monitored without a warrant. .” Hersh said.