An underling in border security blows the whistle on a clandestine government-gun operation. An IRS worker calls attention to IRS political targeting. A high school dropout working for a branch of NSA offloads a top-secret program spying on Americans.
Is that all there is? These low-level functionaries had access to everything? They revealed all that is being done? There are no more intrusive, more dangerous, more unconstitutional programs known only to those more highly positioned? Of course not, the government assures us. Sadly, now the public knows all the secrets, and, anyway, we just record all those calls and emails - we don't read them.
We don't have any reason to doubt "Mordor on the Potomac," do we?