The German government has decided to abandon its probe of the claims that the National Security Agency spied on Chancellor Angela Merkel’s phone.
Chief prosecutor Harald Range said in a German-language statement (Google Translate) on Friday that there was insufficient evidence of criminal activity that would hold up in a German court.
“The vague remarks from US officials about US intelligence surveillance of the chancellor’s cellphone—i.e. ‘not any more’ —are insufficient evidence,” he said in the statement.
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