> A scandal over migrants being chased through the streets in Germany has exposed a rift between Angela Merkel and the countries security department. And it's dividing the Chancellor's three party coalition as the migrant crisis continues to haunt. Paul Carrol reports from Berlin.>> A prodigal storm has blown up here in Germany centering on the fate of the head of the Domestic Intelligence Service, whose name is Hans-Georg Maassen.
He appears to have contradicted Chancellor Angela Merkel last week by questioning whether migrants were in fact hounded by far right protesters following the fatal stabbing of a German man, forced two migrants were arrested.>> Merkel now finds herself caught between her Bavarian sister party, the CSU, which backs the spy chief, and her other coalition partner the Social Democrats who say Maassen has lost credibility and must go.
>> The three leaders of the three coalition parties Merkel, Seehofer of the CSU and Andrea Nahles of the Social Democrats met yesterday to try and thrash this out. They were unable to agree and they've agreed to reconvene next Tuesday. The hope we understand from coalition sources is that in the mean time Maassen will resign thus ridding themselves with the problem.
However, he hasn't done so yet. He went and stand that he's done no wrong.>> Whether or not Maassen resigns, the Chancellor looks weak, and her coalition has returned to crisis.