Obama Meets with Lawmakers on Surveillance
President Barack Obama has been meeting with congressional leaders today, as he considers changes to National Security Agency surveillance efforts.
People familiar with the White House review of those efforts say Obama is expected to limit spying on foreign leaders. He’s also said to be thinking of restricting access by the NSA to the phone records of Americans. The White House says Obama is still collecting information before making final decisions.
White House staff members are meeting today with privacy advocates.
Documents released by former National Security Agency systems analyst Edward Snowden revealed that the U.S. was monitoring the communications of several friendly foreign leaders, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The revelations outraged Merkel as well as other leaders, and U.S. officials say the disclosures have damaged Obama’s relations around the world.
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