“The BND was not a very good service for many years,” said one retired senior CIA case officer.
The man at the center of the sturm und drang was a spy in the offices of the German BND intelligence service.
The BND, however, has more restrictions on engaging in these kinds of dirty tricks.
And the news about the spy in the BND has only heightened the outrage.
“The BND is a foster child of the USA,” historian Josef Foschepoth told the popular German news program Tagesschau.