October 24th, 2013
08:44 PM ET

Report: NSA spied on 35 world leaders

Britain's Guardian newspaper is reporting that the National Security Agency routinely monitored the phone calls of 35 world leaders.

According to classified documents released by NSA leaker Edward Snowden, senior officials in the State and Defense departments were encouraged to turn over their "rolodexes" of contacts to help its monitoring efforts.

Germany's Angela Merkel calls Obama: Spying on friends 'never acceptable'

The NSA is not commenting.

Germany's Angela Merkel is the latest world leader to come forward and accuse the U.S. of spying. She says the U.S. government is bugging her cell phone.

OutFront: Bob Baer. He's a CNN National Security Analyst and a Former CIA operative.

Filed under: International • News • NSA • NSA Leaker Edward Snowden
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