NSA denies agency chief discussed Merkel operation with Obama in 2010
October 27th, 2013
04:20 PM ET

NSA denies agency chief discussed Merkel operation with Obama in 2010

By CNN's Kevin Liptak

The NSA is denying a report in a German newspaper that the agency’s chief – Gen. Keith Alexander-had informed President Obama in 2010 about the monitoring of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s phone.

NSA spokeswoman Vanee’ Vines told CNN: "Gen. Alexander did not discuss with President Obama in 2010 an alleged foreign intelligence operation involving German Chancellor Merkel, nor has he ever discussed alleged operations involving Chancellor Merkel. News reports claiming otherwise are not true."

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    So it looks like it's all not Obama's fault... again!

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      I would respect Mr. Obama more if he just gave back his Nobel peace prize.

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        Actually ShiverMeTimbers, this bozo Obama never deserved that prize in any manner whatsoever! The fact that he was awarded it shows that there is something crooked going on in Oslo. What is ludicrous is the fact that he got it in spite of the fact that he continued to slaughter innocent people with those ungodly drones and Apache helicopters overseas!

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