— “The (leaked) secret FISA document shows for the first time that under the Obama administration the communication records of millions of US citizens are being collected indiscriminately and in bulk – regardless of whether they are suspected of any wrongdoing.”
- The Guardian, U. K., broke story June 5, 2013
— “The U. S. is that far from a turnkey totalitarian state.”
- William Binney, former NSA official and whistleblower
June 6, 2013 Washington, D. C. - Someone has leaked to The Guardian in the U. K., which published in its June 5, 2013, edition the following 4-page TOP SECRET//SI//NOFORN order by Roger Vinson, Judge, U. S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA) that was signed on April 25, 2013, authorizing Verizon to hand over to the National Security Agency (NSA) “all ‘telephony metadata’ created by Verizon for communications between the United States and abroad or wholly within the United States, including local telephone calls” until July 19, 2013.
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