The president knew. Presidents always know, but are supposed to be protected from what they saw, heard and did when the best-laid plans hit the fan.
Years from now, we might look back on NSA spying as the thing that broke the Internet.
After revelations that the NSA has been engaging in corporate and political espionage in Brazil, President Dilma Rousseff has made it clear her country will not stand for such a violation. Tuesday, at the opening of the U.N. General Assembly, she gave a scathing speech assailing the agency's surveillance.
Calling the US government's spying on Brazilian officials "a grave matter, an assault on national sovereignty and individual rights, and incompatible with relations between friendly nations," the South American country has pulled out of the only White House state dinner scheduled this year.
The South American country was planning to spend $4 billion on 36 fighter jets for its air force in a contract promised to the U.S. Now, President Dilma Rousseff seems to be having second thoughts.