Nightly News   |  October 24, 2013

Report: NSA monitored 35 world leaders

In response to a new report indicating the NSA monitored phone conversations of 35 world leaders, a senior White House official told NBC News, “We are not going to comment publicly on every specific alleged intelligence activity.” NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> as we have been reporting, a growing number of america's friends including germany's chancellor angela merkel are expressing outrage over what's in classified documents being leaked by the former american intelligence contractor edward snowden. revelations that the u.s. has been listening in on phone calls , reading e-mails of w0r8d leaders including friends of the country. there is a new published report that the nsa monitored phone conversations of 35 world leaders in all. a senior white house official tells nbc news, quote, we are not going to comment publically on every specific alleged intelligence activity. we have made clear that the united states gathers foreign intelligence of the type gathered by all nations. end of quote.