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Germany-US Relations / CIA Spying #1126770

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 10, 2014
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Studio: Andrea Mitchell) The expulsion from Germany of America’s top CIA agent in Berlin after 2 agents were caught spying on Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government examined; details given about the claim the CIA didn’t warn President Obama that spies were caught, his failure to apologize to Merkel, and the need for the US to work with Merkel to pressure Russian President Vladimir Putin over Ukraine. [MERKEL {with transcription on screen} – says spying on allies is a waste of energy.] [Last May, OBAMA – comments on NSA leaker Edward Snowden’s revelation that the US was listening to Merkel’s cell phone.] [Senator Robert MENENDEZ†- notes the need for the president to have a full briefing.] [Senator Mark UDALL†- worries about sending the wrong message to a key ally.]

Williams, Brian;
Mitchell, Andrea

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