By Julian Hattem - 05/02/14 11:47 AM EDT
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is visiting the White House on Friday for the first time since news broke that President Obama’s spies had snooped on her phone.
The revelations created a furor in Germany and turned Merkel’s relationship with Obama into fodder for “Saturday Night Live,” which has repeatedly sent up the German leader.
More than six months later, there’s little sign the fight is interfering with Obama and Merkel’s relationships.
The National Security Agency is not expected to be a major part of Friday’s meeting, with the two leaders focused on how to deal with Russia’s intervention in Ukraine.
But that doesn’t mean it won’t continue to bubble to the surface, analysts say.