Who is Steven Grimaud? Steven is a Senior Executive Officer at the NSA. He’s one of those faceless individuals who monitors your phone records and email at the NSA, but nobody is supposed to know his name. I’ll be happy to tell you who he is. He’s my ex-husband. We were married when he was a Russian translator for the Navy Security Agency.
He was always on report, and finally busted in rank and discharged with a slap on the hand. I told him if you ever get involved with the military again, I’m getting a divorce. He would get drunk and then brag about all the classified information that he knew. I saw him a big risk to national security, and I didn’t want to be involved.
But he had friends in the former KGB who offered to set him up with a job in Washington DC.
I remember when he described his job offer. He said: “I can do anything I want, and nobody can touch me.” And, “I can make a lot of money in Washington DC.”
He started walking around with a nail pounded into the sole of his shoe. I thought he was kidding when he said “They told me to practice for the polygraph test. When they ask me something and I have to lie, then I step on this nail.”
He disappeared after our divorce in 1977 and left me with our 5 year old daughter. He made personal sacrifices. He never saw his daughter again. He also never told me that he worked for the Federal government. I found out in 2007.
When I tried to report him, a couple of his friends from the FBI showed up at my home and suggested that it wasn’t a good idea. So I picked up a phone and did what I call a “Mel Gibson” on him. So he took out a restraining order and banned me from Washington DC. Take that!
America is just finding out what I knew 35 years ago. No, you don’t want to ever challenge the all-powerful NSA.
In 2003, President Bush appointed him Director of Operations of the FBI’s foreign language service, the NVTC. (That’s the National Virtual Translation Center, for you earthlings.)
And here’s your national security in a nutshell. I was married to this person when he was a Russian translator for the Navy Security Agency. We were married for eight years. And I never knew that he worked for the NSA until 2007. He disappeared after our divorce. Never saw him again.
Not one Federal investigator has ever included me in any of his routine background checks over the past 35 years.
Why? Because Steven doesn’t want me talking to investigators from the Department of Defense. He left my name off his application.
I know all about his relationship with former KGB.
In fact, his friends from the former KGB arranged his job at the NSA. The former KGB defected to the United States and began advising the NSA how to run their intelligence operations. I didn’t want any part of it, so I got a divorce.
The NSA doesn’t want to monitor your phone calls to look for threats. They are looking for anybody who poses a threat to a communist takeover. Duh.
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