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Thursday, December 31, 2015

Congress intel committee to probe US spying on Israel

ASHINGTON — The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee said Wednesday his committee will look into a report the US spied on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and in the process swept up communications with Congress.

Republican Rep. Devin Nunes of California told The Associated Press that he’s asked the director of National Intelligence and the head of the National Security Agency to come to Capitol Hill next week to brief lawmakers on the matter.
A report in the Wall Street Journal said that even after President Barack Obama announced two years ago he would limit spying on friendly heads of state, the NSA kept watch on Netanyahu and top Israeli officials as the Jewish state sought to thwart the nascent deal with Iran over its nuclear program.
 
In the process the agency caught some conversations with US lawmakers, according to the report. (READ MORE)