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DOJ Whistleblower Calls Warrantless Wiretapping Unjustified

Thomas Tamm

Thomas Tamm

Thomas Tamm was an attorney at the Department of Justice (DOJ) before he revealed to the New York Times that the government was wiretapping American citizens without a warrant. After becoming a whistleblower, Tamm’s house was raided by armed agents, he lost his job and legal fees sunk him into debt. After five years, the DOJ dropped the investigation without charging Tamm. (Six other whistleblowers weren’t so lucky.)

Recently, Tamm talked to Montana Public Radio about the American surveillance state and how he became a whistleblower. Listen to the interview here.  

Image by Joe Newman.

By: Andre Francisco
Online Producer, POGO

andre francisco Andre Francisco is the Online Producer for the Project On Government Oversight.

Topics: Whistleblower Protections

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