Skip to comments.White House won't say if German spying claim true
Posted on 07/07/2014 11:52:57 AM PDT by PoloSec
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. will work with Germany to resolve its concerns over reports that a German intelligence employee spied for the United States, the White House said Monday.
White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the U.S. is aware that a German citizen was arrested amid allegations he was purportedly working for the U.S. But he would not say whether the reports are accurate. "This is an intelligence matter, it's a matter that is under investigation by the German law enforcement authorities, so I'm not in a position to comment on it from here," Earnest said.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel says if true, the case would be a "clear contradiction" of trust.
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Well, yes you are, Josh.
I wouldn’t be surprised. I also wouldn’t be surprised if spying on allies is a pretty common thing in a lot of countries. I’d imagine every intelligence service has its Intentions and Capabilities department, and that the “bad guys” aren’t always the only ones being looked at.
Not saying it’s right, just saying I wouldn’t be surprised if this case is exceptional only in that the guy was caught.