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Germany Investigating Second U.S. Spy Suspect: Security Sources

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July 09, 2014 AT 4:13 AM
A security source said that Germany is investigating a suspected U.S. spy in its military, days after the arrest of a member of its foreign intelligence agency as a double agent tested U.S. relations already strained by espionage. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday that if it proved to be true that the BND officer was spying for the United States, a NATO ally, it would be a "serious case". White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said the relationship between the U.S. and Germany is "incredibly important" and is built on mutual trust: The documents include details of a parliamentary committee's investigation of former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden's allegations that Washington carried out surveillance in Germany, including that of Chancellor Merkel's telephone.