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US Allies outraged on depth of NSA spying
Outrage amongst US allies continues to spread, as each day seems to bring new revelations on the depth of the NSA's spying program.
President Obama was reportedly in the dark about the extent of the spying.
The Wall Street Journal said today that the president only found out last summer that the US was monitoring nearly three dozen heads of state after a white House review of the NSA Surveillance program.
The NSA spying scandal continues to grow.
Today...A report that for five years, President Obama had no knowledge that US spies were targeting some 35 heads of states including some of America's
The Wall Street Journal - citing unnamed US sources - said President Obama only found out this summer after the White House launched an internal review
of NSA Surveillance.
In August he said this:
I don't have an interest and the people at the NSA don't have an interest in doing anything other than making sure that where we can prevent a terrorist attack.
The White House insists the US has stopped spying on German Chancellor Angela Merkel - and will not do it in the future. But the Wall Street Journal reported that programs targeting other world leaders are still operating.
And the leaks - which stem from information from former NSA Contractor Edward Snowden - just keep coming. Two Spanish newspapers say the NSA secretly monitored 60 million phone calls in Spain just in one month!
Around the world there is growing outrage over this widespread surveillance.
But here in Washington - mixed reaction from lawmakers.
Rep. Mike Rogers R-MI: This whole notion that we're going to go after each other on what is really legitimate protection of nation-state interests I think is disingenuous.
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen D-NH: I think we have repair work to do. And I think we have hard questions we need to ask of the NSA about what's really happening in this program.
Today deputies from ___ are in Washington but the administration insists they are not here to talk about the NSA rather to meet with top officials
from different departments.