Skip to comments.U.S.-German Double Agent Scandal 'Worst in Decades'
Posted on 07/07/2014 2:56:27 PM PDT by Citizen Zed
An unnamed 31-year-old man within Germany's Federal Intelligence Service (BND) was arrested last week on suspicion of handing over secrets to the U.S. government.
The German publication Deutsche Welle reports that the nation's "federal prosecutor confirmed [on Thursday] that he had been arrested on the 'strong suspicion' of spying activities."
What was this alleged double agent spying on? "The suspect reportedly told investigators that he had gathered information on an investigative committee from Germany's lower house of parliament, the Bundestag," according to Welle. "The panel is conducting an inquiry into NSA surveillance on German officials and citizens."
German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere claims that the spy sold 218 secret documents for 25,000 euros.
Citing two unnamed "U.S. officials familiar with the matter," Reuters reports that the CIA "was involved in a spying operation against Germany that led to the alleged recruitment of [the] German intelligence official."
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That's the nature of my game.
We spy on them, they spy on us.
We can always exert the ultimate Bitch slap, Das Kitten boots...
Ich bin ein Doppelganger
ALLES KLAAR, HERR OBAMAAA?
Too bad the main, and most damaging, double agent is in the Oval Office.
Obama: Ich bin Schwiftbooted