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European Union leaders demand answers over NSA spying
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) U.S. officials will sit down with lawmakers from the European Union Monday as they demand answer on the latest round of spying allegations.
Recent reports say the NSA monitored calls of 35 world leaders, including France and Germany.
The information reportedly coming from a document released by accused NSA leaker Edward Snowden.
Leaders are expressing outrage at reports the NSA has been eavesdropping on them and that the White House may have known about it.
The White House denies the allegations
"I think we have repair work to do. And I think we have hard questions we need to ask the NSA about what is really happening in this program," said Senator Jeanne Shaheen.
"I think the president should stop apologizing and stop being defensive. The reality is the NSA has saved thousands of lives not just in the United States, but also in France, in Germany and throughout Europe," said Rep. Peter King.
Monday morning a Spanish newspaper posted a story claiming documents obtained from Edward Snowden show the U.S. intercepted 60-million phone calls from Spanish citizens in just one month.