NSA Officials Say Allies Engaged In Similar Spying

Law360, New York (October 29, 2013, 9:27 PM EDT) -- Top U.S. intelligence officials shot back at reports that the government had extensively spied on its European allies during a House committee hearing Tuesday, calling the monitoring of leaders' communications a widespread practice and disputing claims that they had conducted broad surveillance of EU citizens.

Although the purpose of the leaders' appearance before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence was to discuss potential reforms to the government's surveillance authority, Chairman Mike Rogers, R-Mich., elected to kick off the questioning by seeking “clear answers” from the...
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