Flashback Obama Speech at the Brandenburg Gate: NSA Program 'Bound By the Rule of Law and Focused on Threats to Our Security Not the Communications of Ordinary Persons'

(AP Photo Obama and Merkel at the Brandenburg Gate)

That's a little bit of a problem when the NSA is tapping the cell phone of the German Chancellor who is sitting exactly 10 feet from you.

Here's Obama telling Germans not to worry, the NSA program is about terror threats, not ordinary people...

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Now a new report says that Obama not only knew of NSA spying on Chancellor Merkel but he approved it-

President Barack Obama knew of the organization’s spying on German Chancellor Angela Merkel – and approved of the efforts, a National Security Agency official has reportedly told a German newspaper.

The Economic Times writes the “high-ranking” NSA official spoke to Bild am Sonntag on the condition of anonymity, saying the president, “not only did not stop the operation, but he also ordered it to continue.”

The Economic Times also reports the official told Bild am Sonntag that Obama did not trust Merkel, wanted to know everything about her, and thus ordered the NSA to prepare a dossier on the politician.