Barack Obama with Benjamin Netanyahu in the Oval Office (5-18-09)
(Worthy News) - President Obama vowed in 2013 to cut back on spying on U.S. allies. But in the interests of negotiating his Iran nuclear deal, according to the Wall Street Journal, he made an exception in the case of Israel and thereby also caught communications of U.S. Congress members in that dragnet.
In an extensive investigation, citing current and former U.S. officials, the Journal reported that the Obama administration had the National Security Agency continue spying on such allies as Germany, France and Turkey after an international furor in 2013 prompted by leaks from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden about U.S. spying operations. [ Source ]
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