Germany Drops NSA Merkel Cellphone Spying Probe, Lacking Evidence

June 12, 2015 11:09 AM

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Germany Drops NSA Merkel Cellphone Spying Probe, Lacking Evidence

German prosecutors on Friday closed their investigation into the alleged tapping of Chancellor Angela Merkel's cellphone by the National Security Agency, saying they have been unable to find evidence that would stand up in court.

However, chief prosecutor Harald Range signaled in December that the probe wasn't going well, saying that he had found no actionable evidence. That has now led to the closing of the investigation.

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