U.S. upset over alleged Russian phone tap
Can we all say "irony" together?
According to NBC News, United States officials are angry that Russia allegedly tapped into a senior official's phone call, recorded the comments and posted them on YouTube.
The problem? Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland was allegedly a bit upset about the European Union's slow reaction to on-going events in Ukraine.
Her comment about the E.U. was blunt and profane: "F*** the E.U."
The quote was quickly posted online by the Russian government and the U.S. -- home to the National Security Agency Scandal -- is not happy.
"The video was first noted and tweeted out by the Russian government. I think it says something about Russia's role," White House spokesman Jay Carney - a former Moscow bureau chief for Time Magazine and a Russia expert - said Thursday.
Nuland has apologized for her comment, but a State Department spokesman called the Russian tap "a new low in Russian tradecraft."
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