Merkel Spying It's 'Unlikely' White House Didn't Know

President Obama has claimed he didn't know the US was spying on Chancellor Angela Merkel. SPIEGEL asks White House security veteran Michael Allen about whether that's possible -- and how the NSA sets its priorities in the first place.
After revelations that the US monitored Chancellor Angela Merkel's cellphone, questions have arisen about what President Barack Obama did or did not know about the spying operation.

After revelations that the US monitored Chancellor Angela Merkel's cellphone, questions have arisen about what President Barack Obama did or did not know about the spying operation.

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