Friday, September 6, 2013

Brazil to Probe US Spying: Calls for Protection of Greenwald and Miranda

Paul Lawrance
Activist Post

On Tuesday, the Brazilian Senate formed an investigative parliamentary commission to probe reported allegations that the US National Security Agency spied on Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff.

Lawmakers are calling for the federal protection of Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald and his partner David Miranda for the important role they are to play in the investigation.

On Sunday, Greenwald put forth the concerning allegations on the Brazilian news program Fantástico, where he displayed documents leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden that showed a chart mapping Dilma Rousseff’s communications patterns. One of the documents also exposed passages of written messages sent by Mexican president Enrique Pena Nieto, who was still a candidate at the time.