In an interview with The Washington Post, former high-ranking NSA employee Thomas Drake said that during the winter Olympics in the U.S. city of salt lake city in 2002 the NSA was spying for all who were at the sports facilities, including for U.S. citizens. The staff reviewed all e-mails, phone calls and text messages. “The goal was to cover everything,” says Drake.

The source WP says that denies the fact of surveillance of its own citizens, the NSA leaders Michael Hayden and Wayne Murphy tried to introduce all the confusion.

Drake says that even before the Olympics he had heard from colleagues that in salt lake city is preparing a major operation. Then he saw orders to send to the city necessary for the conduct of surveillance equipment .