WikiLeaks publishes top secret NSA briefs showing US spied on France

On Tuesday, WikiLeaks published five top secret documents definitively showing that the National Security Agency has been spying on French President Fran├žois Hollande, and his two immediate predecessors, Nicolas Sarkozy, and Jacques Chirac, among other top officials.

The documents, as WikiLeaks released them, include excerpts of five intelligence briefs, that contain descriptions of what was intercepted, "taken from various editions of the National Security Agency's Top Secret Global SIGINT Highlights executive briefings." This wording suggests that WikiLeaks has even more complete intelligence briefs that it did not publish, an unusual move for the group. WikiLeaks also published a chart showing a list of redacted phone numbers of those officials.

One, dated March 24, 2010, includes notes from a conversation between two top French officials:

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