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Clinton Says NSA Spying Revelations Harmed U.S. Ties With Allies

Former President Bill Clinton said allegations that the National Security Agency spied on world leaders have damaged relations with U.S. allies and show the need for stricter rules on intelligence gathering.

Clinton said that while he was president, from 1993 to 2001, he had “serious reservations” about eavesdropping on other leaders’ communications. Even so, “we didn’t have the capability then to do a lot of what’s being done today” by U.S. intelligence agencies, he said in an interview airing tonight on the Fusion television network.