The US Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has said that foreign allies regularly conduct espionage activities against American leaders and intelligence services.
His comments came in response to a series of questions during a hearing before the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee.
Mr Clapper also said spying on foreign leaders was a basic tenet of intelligence operations.
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