Daniel Hale is the most recent whistleblower to release documents exposing the injustice carried out by the state. Hale was a National Security Agency (NSA) intelligence analyst. Hale was also a former airman who served as a defense contractor for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.
It is thought that he had leaked classified documents to the news outlet, The Intercept. This is the same outlet that Edward Snowden used to expose the NSA, as did former Air Force linguist, Reality Winner, and former FBI agent, Terry J. Albury. In the indictment, it is presumed that Jeremy Scahill was the reporter in contact with Hale.
“I’m probably going to get indicted and I’m probably going to get charged with a crime, and there’s probably a real chance that I’m going to have to fight to stay out of prison, ” Hale stated.