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NSA wiretapped three French presidents

NSA wiretapped three French presidents
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There's been another leak of top secret documents by the activist website WikiLeaks, and this one could cause some embarrassment for the U.S. government. The leaks indicate that the U.S. spy agency, The NSA, listened in on the phone calls of at least three French presidents.

I bet this is happening all the time, but when evidence leaks out, it causes a huge international incident. How would you feel if you found out that foreign powers have been spying on the secret conversations of our top leader? That seems to be what happened in France, according to the latest files exposed on WikiLeaks. The site displayed NSA files that show the United States government has spied on the French for the last three administrations.

These files, called Espionnage Élysée, clearly show that the U.S. security agency had listened to phone calls made by the French presidents since 1995. The illumination of these phone taps angered the current French president, Francois Hollande. He issued a statement earlier this week, declaring “France will not tolerate actions that threaten its security and the protection of its interests.”

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