“Total surveillance and wiretapping of everyone, including the closes allies (of course, for the sake of anti-terrorism), is the essence of American democracy,” the head of the Duma Committee on International Affairs Alexei Pushkov wrote in his microblog in Twitter.
According to him, the indignation of the EU by the fact of total surveillance is unjustified, as it was not a secret. “Berlin and Paris demand from the U.S. the ‘clarity’ in the case of wiretapping of offices and citizens of the EU, but the new dissident Wayne Madsen says they knew everything. Circus! It is not clear what kind of explanations the EU leaders are waiting from the U.S. Everything was clarified to them - first to Snowden, and now to Madsen. What other explanations are needed?” Pushkov writes.
Recall, on Saturday, June 29, the Privacy Surgeon site published an interview with a former National Security Agency employee, Wayne Madsen, who said that special services of at least seven EU countries transmit information about the phone talks and Internet activity of its citizens to the American NSA. Particularly, contracts for data provision to the U.S. were signed with Germany, France, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Denmark and the UK.