NSA chief denies Obama knew Merkel’s phone was tapped
Hitting back at allegations of indiscriminate eavesdropping, National Security Agency director Gen. Keith Alexander denied to the Senate Intelligence committee Tuesday that the information collected by NSA was against European citizens. It was gathered by and for NATO allies and other countries involved in military operations with the US. “We see threats coming at this nation,” Alexander said. “We see what nether the CIA nor FBI could see” before 9/11. “We help them connect the dots.”
The NSA also denied the German tabloid Bild am Sonntag report that President Obama was told by Alexander in 2010 that German Chancellor Angela Merkel's phone was being tapped and that Obama allowed it to continue.