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GOP official defends foreign surveillance

Says reports about NSA program have been incorrect

WASHINGTON — The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Representative Mike Rogers, offered one of the most vigorous defenses of US surveillance activities in Europe on Sunday, saying that much of the anger and resentment they have engendered were the result of misunderstandings.

Rogers, a Michigan Republican, said the National Security Agency’s surveillance program in question — particularly in regards to France, but also Germany — had been misrepresented in news reports.

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