Germany may summon Edward Snowden as witness in Merkel phone tapping case

The German Federal Prosecutor’s Office may summon former CIA employee Edward Snowden to be a witness in the case of phone tapping against German Chancellor Angela Merkel, German Justice Minister Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger told the Deutschlandfunk radio on Sunday.

“If our suspicions prove correct and a case is opened, the German Federal Prosecutor’s Office will have to consider the possibility of interrogating Snowden as a witness,” she said, adding that there would be no major obstacles to that effect.

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Voice of Russia, AFP, Foreign Policy, Reuters, TASS