Top senator: Obama didn't know of U.S. spying on Germany's leader
October 28th, 2013
06:23 PM ET
12 months ago

Top senator: Obama didn't know of U.S. spying on Germany's leader

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama and the Senate Intelligence Committee didn't know the United States was collecting communications of allied leaders such as German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the panel's chairman said Monday.

"The White House has informed me that collection on our allies will not continue, which I support," Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California said in a statement that confirmed recent news reports on the surveillance network revealed in classified leaks by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden.

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  1. buongiorno

    snakes strike more than once when you cant see them

    October 28, 2013 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |
  2. Rick McDaniel

    We all know that is just a political lie. Of course Obama knew......no one can be that uninformed in that job. Not anyone.

    October 28, 2013 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  3. Wes

    Nobody that works for obama tells him anything? Whats the point of keeping obama employed if he 'doesn't know anything'?

    October 28, 2013 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  4. Mr. M

    So, here's the question, if Obama didn't know, why apy then? What's the point of spying if the person thyat would benefit from the spying doesn't know it going on?

    Feinstrein and Obama are both bald-faced commie liars.

    October 28, 2013 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
  5. the hippies were right

    Oh.....so I guess this means Obama's NOT a dictator! What a relief!

    October 28, 2013 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  6. tom l

    Since this has going on for 10 years I think it would be interesting to find out whether Bush knew about this or not...

    October 28, 2013 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  7. Gurgyl

    Don't they tell president whom they are spying esply foreign dignitary? What kind of lacking inter-exchanges?

    October 28, 2013 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  8. Karina

    So their excuse is , nobody knows or knew and that lets them off the hook for any responsibility and accountability.
    This is what happens when you have no leadership in Washington.

    October 29, 2013 12:02 am at 12:02 am |