The government has been caught numerous times spying on American citizens. But despite this, they ask you to trust them. But do you? This story might give you reason to let that fantasy go right off the bat.
An employee of the National Security Agency (NSA) was found to have been spying on a large number of women over a long period of time, without being caught by his supervisors. According to the agency’s internal watchdog, the spying only came to light after a woman with whom he was sleeping with told a co-worker that she suspected that he was listening to her calls. The woman worked with the man who did the spying.
This is just one of 12 cases where an employee has used surveillance to spy on citizens. In some cases, the employees were fired for their spying. But there were other cases where the person found spying was only given a written warning and then allowed to keep both their job and security clearance.
These spying cases were typically illegal, but did not result in a single prosecution.
The case of the employee who spied on nine women took place between 1998 and 2003.