Deliberate Deception Washington Gave Answer Long Ago in NSA Case

For months, the German government sought to create the impression it was still waiting for an answer from the US on whether it could share NSA target lists for spying with a parliamentary investigation. The response came months ago.
The German foreign intelligence agency's listening station in Bad Aibling, Bavaria.

The German foreign intelligence agency's listening station in Bad Aibling, Bavaria.

Foto: Angelika Warmuth/ dpa
Chancellery chief of staff Peter Altmaier: "We could have spared ourselves a difficult debate."

Chancellery chief of staff Peter Altmaier: "We could have spared ourselves a difficult debate."

Foto: Britta Pedersen/ dpa