The Wall Street Journal has brought more spying by the Obama administration to light. This case involves Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel while the nuclear deal negotiations were in progress. It also scooped up members of Congress who had communications with the leader of Israel. There is more to this story. Read on.
As Written By Francesca Chambers, White House Correspondent and Thomas Burrows for MailOnline
President Barack Obama, right, has a new surveillance controversy on his hands. The U.S. spied on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, left, during the Iran nuclear negotiations.
- NSA reportedly spied on Benjamin Netanyahu during Iran nuclear talks
- Information was gathered to undermine his opposition to the deal
- Spying agency also monitored his discussions with members of Congress
- The White House said: ‘We are not going to comment on any specific alleged intelligence activities’
- ‘We do not conduct any foreign intelligence surveillance activities unless there is a specific and validated national security purpose,’ it said
- Accusations of spying could prove damaging – Obama has already confronted multiple surveillance controversies
President Barack Obama has a new surveillance controversy on his hands.
The U.S. spied on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during the Iran nuclear negotiations, prior to the landmark deal that was signed in July.
The Wall Street Journal reports that White House officials gathered information on Netanyahu that would help them counter his campaign to block the deal.
The NSA monitored Netanyahu’s communications with his senior aides, as well as members of Congress and Jewish groups in the U.S., the report said.
A spokesman for the White House declined to comment on the matter directly while asserting the government’s policy of conducting foreign surveillance if there is a ‘specific and validated national security…..
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