HAMILTON, NEW YORK (CNN) - An intelligence team from Germany is preparing to come to the U.S. after claims the NSA spied on foreign leaders.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Friday those claims have "severely shaken" relations between Europe and the U.S.
Speaking at Colgate University, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton responded to criticism that the U.S. government crossed the line in its intelligence gathering.
"Trying to go up to the line of what is appropriate surveillance and security measures and not over the line is something we need to have a full, comprehensive discussion about," said Clinton. "Because what we need to do to keep ourselves and our friends secure people need to know about it. Maybe not in all the detail because we also don't want to alert adversaries, but in enough detail so people can say they're not really listening to my conversation when I call home and talk to my daughter or whatever."
A state department spokeswoman said she expects even more allegations against U.S. surveillance programs to surface as a result of leaks from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.
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