"In addition to it being completely illegal, installing microphones at this scale would be discovered for sure," Witness #2 told the British magistrates' court. It would be a "crazy act."
What is particularly disgusting about this is that America is supposed to be a 'Free' Democratic Country yet it constantly does things that are more in line with a Police State or Dictatorship. American Authorities would go through the roof if another country dared to try to secretly record the actions of someone within an American Embassy either with or without the Government's permission. Yet they haven't the least bit of a problem doing it to someone else. This 'Do As I Say And Not As I Do' mentality just shows how low and underhanded the US Government has become.