Charlie Rose - James Bamford
Video not yet available but it will be soon at the link below.
At one point James Bamford says (rough paraphrasing) “Last year I interviewed, for Wired Magazine, Bill Benning (?), Senior Official and the civilian equivalent of a General, a forty year veteran of the NSA who designed the entire eavesdropping system at the NSA and who basically told me verbally the equivalent of what Snowden just leaked.”
Again All that follows are my rough transcriptions:
Rose - “So, does what Snowden says compromise National Security?”
Bamford - “No, I don’t think that it does.”
Rose - “Do you think that Snowden is a patriot?”
Bamford - “Yeh, I think that he is a Patriot”.
Rose - ” … and therefor, do you think that he is a hero?”
Bamford - “I think that he has done something courageous.
Watch the whole thing when it becomes available.
I guess that we know who will be on Snowden’s defense witness lists.