Senator Dianne Feinstein condemns US spying on Chancellor Merkel, orders investigation

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), who chairs the Senate Intelligence Committee, has consistently been one of the strongest supporters of the FISA Amendments Act, which authorizes the NSA’s surveillance activities. She’s helped craft CISPA, a cybersecurity bill that’s been repeatedly delayed over fears it will compromise internet user privacy. But even she thinks tapping German chancellor Angela Merkel’s phone for years is a bridge too far. In a statement today, Feinstein condemns spying on America’s allies.

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