NSA Spying Scandal: Obama Puts In Place PR Damage Control

As it usually happens, in the U.S. administration there is not only one voice. In this sense, a key character in the NSA spying scandal is major character is Dianne Feinstein, an influential California Democrat Senator and Chair of the Senate Intelligence Select Committee.

Former loyal defender of the NSA activities, yesterday she expressed its opposition to the programs of United States spying on leaders of allies such as France, Spain, Mexico and Germany, and complained that members of Congress do not have been fully informed about monitoring programmes.

“With respect to NSA collection of intelligence on leaders of US allies – including France, Spain, Mexico and Germany – let me state unequivocally: I am totally opposed,” she said.

Meanwhile, this issue has raised a constitutional debate in Wasshington: To what extent should the Government have access to certain data,? officials, congressmen and citizens wonder. In many States a movement is gaining strength to protect the information from mobile phones.

About the Author

Ana Fuentes
Columnist for El País and a contributor to SER (Sociedad Española de Radiodifusión), was the first editor-in-chief of The Corner. Currently based in Madrid, she has been a correspondent in New York, Beijing and Paris for several international media outlets such as Prisa Radio, Radio Netherlands or CNN en español. Ana holds a degree in Journalism from the Complutense University in Madrid and the Sorbonne University in Paris, and a Master's in Journalism from Spanish newspaper El País.

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