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Oops! Germany Didn't Mean To Spy On Clinton

  • Gigaom, Sunday, August 17, 2014 2:25 PM

The U.S. spied on German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and that’s a pretty big deal because she’s a head of state, but this wasn’t purely a one-sided affair. According to a Friday report in the Süddeutsche Zeitung, German intelligence also listened in on a call involving erstwhile U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The U.S. government will have known about this already, because the information comes from documents given to the CIA by “Markus R.”, a mole within the Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND) – you may recall that his uncovering was part of the impetus for Germany asking the CIA’s Berlin station chief to leave the country.

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