The United States spies on everyone.
We’ve been doing it for years (since at least the 1950s). The exception was spying on U.S. citizens, a practice that seems to have been initiated during the GWBush presidential terms.
Only the scale changed under GWB.
The great irony is that while 9/11 prompted the Bush administration to look for enemies in our midst, they totally missed the biggest threat (because the agencies involved had already been infiltrated).
“The exception was spying on U.S. citizens....”
How convinced are you of that statement?
True! But telling the foreign enemy how we do it, who helps us, what we know and what we don't know and how we will try to find out what we still don't know is the problem here.