Hans-Georg Maassen, president of Germany's domestic secret service, allegedly passed on sensitive data from a report to the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD).
Interior Minister Horst Seehofer announced a new compromise had been reached over the fate of the embattled ex-intelligence chief. Maassen will stay in the Interior Ministry as a consultant.
Hans-Georg Maassen, president of Germany's domestic intelligence service, allegedly passed on sensitive data from a report to the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD). The spy chief has already faced calls to resign.
The new head of Germany's federal domestic intelligence agency says he has "more resources" to observe right-wing extremists. The 'trigger,' says Thomas Haldenwang, was far-right 'mobilization' in Chemnitz last August.
Politicians from several parties are pressuring Hans-Georg Maassen for explanations after he denied far-right extremists had "hounded" foreigners at Chemnitz protests. Maassen is to face parliamentarians this week.
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