Closed captioning of: NSA leaks strain US-German relationship
it sounds like a joke, but it's not. if it's wednesday it must be
. every day brings fresh outrage from another
. another ally of the
over new revelations that they have been spied upon by the u.s. it's all coming from the former american intelligence contractor edward
. it's making
very difficult for the obama administration. our chief foreign correspondent
is now mad, too.
to ask if the nsa was tapping her
and, if so,
said that would be a breach of trust and unacceptable. edward
strikes again. the chancellor's suspicions came from the german magazine
which has published leaks from
. last seen in public accepting a
award in moscow.
people all over the world are realizing these programs don't make us more safe.
is especially sensitive to reports of americans snooping. the country has very tight
. so much so that when google tried to
homes germans insisted on the right to blur or in german -- [ speaking in a
] -- at the
today, an explanation.
i can tell you that the president assured the cannes lhancellor that the u.s. is not monitoring and will not monitor the communications of the chancellor.
isn't washington's only friend feeling digitally violated. on monday
hollande after reports the nsa vacuumed up 70 million e-mails and
in france in one month last year.
i am delighted to welcome my friend --
in mexico, many are angry over reports the nsa hacked into the former president's e-mail. brazil's president, well, she took a harder stance. after outrage at home last month she postponed a
over reports the nsa collected her communications, too. everybody spies. but it used to be in secret. friends don't like friends reading their mail, especially if everybody finds out about it. there is a growing impression around the world that washington spies on its friends, its enemies and on its own citizens.
, brian, this has a corrosive effect on the
which claims to respect
getting tougher to do business out there.
with us tonight. richard, thanks as always.