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Continued: German spy bust hints at U.S. link

  • Article by: ALISON SMALE , New York Times
  • Last update: July 4, 2014 - 9:51 PM

Hans-Christian Ströbele, a member of Parliament from the Green Party who sits on both the intelligence oversight body and the NSA inquiry panel, said he had “no reason to deny” the reports. But he and the head of the inquiry panel, Patrick Sensburg of the Christian Democratic party, counseled caution.

Sensburg said that “some reports are simply false.” Ströbele said, “We must have patience and see whether information stands up to scrutiny.”

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