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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Snowden ready to testify in Merkel tapping case – German lawmaker

Snowden ready to testify in Merkel tapping case – German lawmakerGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel using her mobile phone.(AFP Photo / Maurizio Gambarini)German Chancellor Angela Merkel using her mobile phone.(AFP Photo / Maurizio Gambarini)

Whistleblower Edward Snowden has met with a German MP in Moscow. He passed a letter addressed to the German government and federal public prosecutor where he allegedly said he is ready to testify over Washington's probable wiretapping of Merkel’s phone.
During the meeting, Snowden made it “clear that he knows a lot,” Greens lawmaker Hans-Christian Stroebele told ARD channel. 
He expressed his principle readiness to help clarify the situation. Basis for this is what we must create. That’s what we discussed for a long time and from all angles,” the MP said. 
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has dispatched the country’s top foreign affairs and intelligence advisers to Washington this week to further investigate the allegations that her cell phone was tapped by the NSA, the report which caused fierce outrage in Germany.