Glenn Greenwald

George Bush is Tapping Your Phone


Glenn Greenwald, former Constitutional lawyer, blogger and author of A Tragic Legacy: How a Good vs. Evil Mentality Destroyed the Bush Presidency, discusses the merger between the U.S. national government and the telecommunications industry, revelations from the trial of former Qwest chief, the “Protect America Act,” the complicity of the Democrats and the media, the history of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, the fact that the NSA has been breaking the law since long before the 9/11 attacks, the unprecedented level of secrecy and power in Washington D.C., some more about the sycophantic media, our Orwellian state of permanent war and some reasons for hope.

MP3 here. (40:29)

Glenn Greenwald was previously a constitutional law and civil rights litigator in New York. He is the author of the New York Times bestselling book How Would a Patriot Act?, a critique of the Bush administration’s use of executive power, released in May 2006. His brand new book is A Tragic Legacy.

Author: Scott Horton

Scott Horton is editorial director of, director of the Libertarian Institute, host of Antiwar Radio on Pacifica, 90.7 FM KPFK in Los Angeles, California and podcasts the Scott Horton Show from He’s the author of the 2017 book, Fool’s Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan and editor of The Great Ron Paul: The Scott Horton Show Interviews 2004–2019. He’s conducted more than 5,000 interviews since 2003. Scott lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, investigative reporter Larisa Alexandrovna Horton. He is a fan of, but no relation to the lawyer from Harper’s. Scott’s Twitter, YouTube, Patreon.

2 thoughts on “Glenn Greenwald”

  1. Scott, thanks for having Glenn on your show. His columns the past several weeks have been laser accurate in exploding the hypocrisy and mendacity of our “opinion leaders.” It is precisely this convergence of the anti-war right and civil rights-defending left that we so desperately need at this crucial juncture in American history. Viva liberty!

  2. Hayden was in charge of the NSA when AT&T allegedly began their illegal monitoring site seven months prior to 9/11.

    Booz Allen was involved in this project. At the time McConnell was Senior Vice President.

    Yet Congress confirmed both men to their current positions. Imagine that.

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