Thomas Drake, a long-time agency contractor and employee, allegedly provided Gorman with excerpts from highly classified documents, including a classified inspector general report that Gorman referenced in one of her articles that described the Trailblazer's programs problems and inefficiencies.
Notably, the indictment does NOT charge Drake with leaking information -- just with the "willful retention of classified information, obstruction of justice and making false statements." The indictment does not identify Gorman, known as "reporter A," although the context makes it clear that the events describe her stories.
a.m.: Catch a sexy smile from this Joan Jett–looking young woman that I’ve seen a couple of times on the train, instantly wiping away any residual sleepiness that my morning coffee failed to stamp out.
p.m.: Thinking that I really ought to ask my roommate to move her bed away from the wall a little.In 20, Siobhan Gorman, a highly regarded intelligence reporter for the Baltimore Sun, wrote a series of articles about how the National Security Agency was (mis)managing a highly sensitive, very expensive collection program known as Trailblazer.Relying on interviews with current and former senior intelligence officials as well as internal documents, Gorman was able to show that the NSA's "state-of-the art tool for sifting through an ocean of modern-day digital communications" was a boondoggle of sorts -- and that the agency had removed several of the privacy safeguards that were put in place to protect domestic conversations and e-mails from being stored and monitored.Everything can be heard through our paper-thin walls.I’m hoping for one of those nights where he’s too drunk to get it up so I am spared the noise.