German intelligence agency reportedly recorded phone calls of Kerry, Clinton
Germany’s foreign intelligence agency recorded the phone conversations of Secretary of State John Kerry and former secretary Hillary Clinton, according to German news outlets. The recordings were apparently accidental.
One of the phone conversations may have been deleted soon after it was recorded, German magazine Der Spiegel reported on Saturday. The publication credited the information to unnamed sources. One of Kerry’s phone calls was reportedly recorded last year when he was the Middle East.
A phone call made to Clinton in 2012 was also apparently recorded. German public broadcaster ARD and Munich newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported on Clinton’s recording on Friday.
A spokeswoman for Germany’s foreign intelligence agency, called BND, told Reuters that Germany does not tape US phone conversations and “accidental recordings are deleted immediately.”
If the conversations were in fact recorded, it may mean that the calls were not encrypted.