Posted By LambChop
"People are furious," said a senior intelligence official who would not be identified discussing classified information. "This is officially the White House cutting off the intelligence community." - LA Times
From Ken DILANIAN/Janet STOBART at LA Times:
What do Germany, Mexico, France, Spain, Italy and Sweden have in common? Yes they are all friends of the United States. They are also infuriated by Obama and the NSA’s spy ops on their leaders.
According to the LA Times: “The White House and State Department signed off on surveillance targeting phone conversations of friendly foreign leaders, current and former U.S. intelligence officials said Monday.”
This admission completely contradicts the White House assertions that President Obama and other White House staff knew nothing of the surveillance of world leaders.
Even Democrat poster gal, Dianne Feinstein, Chairman of the Intelligence Committee threw Obama under the bus: "Unless the United States is engaged in hostilities against a country or there is an emergency need for this type of surveillance, I do not believe the United States should be collecting phone calls or emails of friendly presidents and prime ministers.”