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White House Denies Spying on German Chancellor

Updated: Wednesday, October 23 2013, 09:56 PM EDT
WASHINGTON, D.C. (WKRC) -- The White House says President Obama assured German Chancellor Angela Merkel that the US is not listening in on her phone calls.

The White House assures the Chancellor that our intelligence agencies are not tapping her phone.  The President and Merkel talked by phone Tuesday.  He gave Merkel his personal assurance that the US government is not listening in on her phone calls.

Germany's concerns echo questions raised by France and other allies about how the US gathers its intelligence.  The government is looking into those concerns as part of a larger review of intelligence policy.  So where is this fear coming from?

A German magazine published material from Edward Snowden.  Snowden is the former National Security Agency worker who leaked documents about how the US monitors communications before fleeing the country.

He is now living in Russia. 

That report apparently raised concerns within the German government.

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