Head of German Intel Agency Expected to Leave Office Amid NSA Spy Scandal

Head of German Intel Agency Expected to Leave Office Amid NSA Spy Scandal © AP Photo/ dpa,Stephan Jansen

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Germany’s Federal Intelligence Service (BND) President Gerhard Schindler is expected to leave the office at the chancellorship’s request, according to Germany’s Sueddeutsche Zeitung.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Schindler, who has been the head of the only German foreign intelligence service since 2012, is expected to be replaced by administrative official Bruno Kahl, a confidant of German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble.

Chief of Staff of the German Chancellery Peter Altmaier is expected to officially announce the BND management change on Wednesday.

BND was pushed into the global spotlight last year when German media discovered the US National Security Agency had used its monitoring station in Bavaria’s Bad Aibling to eavesdrop on numerous EU officials and European businesses.

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