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Intelligence operations in the hot seat
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - The latest revelation on the National Security Agency's surveillance programs is putting all intelligence operations on the hot seat.
Lawmakers are expressing their outrage after word got out that the U.S. allegedly spied on allies, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Some of those lawmakers were once supporters of the controversial programs.
Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein is calling for a review of all intelligence operations now.
She's not alone.
"These revelations call for a thorough review of the collection standards we are using," said Senator Dick Durbin.
"I think we have to make a clear distinction between fight together terrorism, but not spying on friends," said EU Parliamentarian Elmar Brok.
Senator Feinstein, along with White House officials, will meet with European Union delegates Tuesday to discuss the issue.