COPENHAGEN, DENMARK — Danish media say that the Danish spy agency helped the U.S. to spy on powerful people and politicians in Western Europe from 2012 to 2014.
And the famous NSA whistleblower, Edward Snowden, says U.S. President Joe Biden was deeply involved in this scandal when he was vice president to Barack Obama.
Here are the details: The BBC reports that Denmark's secret service helped the U.S. to spy on European politicians such as German Chancellor Angela Merkel from 2012 to 2014, according to Danish media.
The Danish public service broadcaster, DR, says Denmark's Defence Intelligence Service, or FE, collaborated with America's NSA to gather information.
The NSA is said to have accessed text messages and the phone conversations of a number of prominent individuals in Germany, France, Sweden and Norway by tapping into Danish internet cables, in cooperation with the FE.
Following the new report, the famous NSA whistleblower, Edward Snowden accused US President Joe Biden of being "deeply involved in this scandal the first time around".
Biden was US vice-president at the time the reported surveillance took place.
The alleged set-up, said in the report to have been codenamed "Operation Dunhammer", allowed the NSA to obtain data using the telephone numbers of politicians as search parameters.
Similar allegations emerged in 2013.
At that time, the Obama administration gave no outright denial but said Mrs. Merkel's phone was not being bugged at the time and would not be in future.
Denmark's Defence Minister Trine Bramsen told DR that "systematic wiretapping of close allies is unacceptable".