NSA Whistle-Blower: Agency 'Absolutely' Tapping Trump's Calls | 15 Feb 2017 | William Binney, a former highly placed NSA official turned whistle-blower, contended in an exclusive interview today that the National Security Agency (NSA) is "absolutely" monitoring the phone calls of President Donald Trump. Binney was an architect of the NSA's surveillance program. He became a famed whistle-blower when he resigned on October 31, 2001, after spending more than 30 years with the agency. Asked whether he believes the NSA is tapping Trump, Binney replied: "Absolutely. How did they get the phone call between the president and the president of Australia? Or the one that he made with Mexico? Those are not targeted foreigners."