Friday, September 25, 2020

Tag: FBI

‘There’s a smell of treason in the air’

FBI and NSA chiefs verify a Russia probe and refute the president's claims as Republicans scramble to pretend the “drip, drip, drip” hasn't started.

It is FBI Director James Comey who should be investigated

Comey has acted in an unwise and non-neutral way and that historians will place a good deal of the blame for the Trump disaster on him.

Former LA County Sheriff convicted on federal felony charges

While planning to appeal, former Sheriff Lee Baca faces up to 20 years in federal prison.

Federal judge: FBI can keep secret rules on warrantless espionage of...

“Whether it’s the Obama administration or the Trump administration, the government should not be able to keep its rules for spying on journalists without a court order secret.”

FBI agent arrested for shooting at police sergeant

The Grand Rapids Police Department announced that the department’s Major Case Team is investigating the incident while the FBI special agent remains in custody.

Former FBI Agent Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison

On Monday, U.S. District Judge Jesus Bernal sentenced the former FBI agent to three years in federal prison.

Unraveling Comey’s Political Fix

“It is unlikely that Comey’s highly flawed legal explanation for the FBI’s institutionally inappropriate spiking of the prosecution of Hillary Clinton will escape the political verdict rendered by Trump and others that it was ‘rigged.’”

What’s Really at Stake in the Apple Encryption Debate

The government has never been allowed to create a “backdoor” to encrypted devices. Now, it’s trying to force Apple to build one.

Apple Champions Privacy; Government Seeks to Trash It

Apple is, for now, fighting the US government's effort to force it to decrypt a San Bernadino terrorist's iPhone, arguing correctly that doing so would jeopardize encryption of all iPhones. But the company has a history of cooperating with the FBI in handing over phone and computer data of users, so why is it fighting this time?

Former House Speaker Pleads Guilty to Concealing Blackmail Payments

Former House Speaker, Dennis Hastert plead guilty on Wednesday to concealing $1.7 million in blackmail payments. In exchange for his guilty plea, federal prosecutors agreed to drop the second count—making false statements to the FBI.

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The (flawed) case against Julian Assange

The many mainstream journalists cheering on his extradition may come to regret in the future when the American government comes for them or their sources.

A new Supreme Court nominee before the election may spark a crisis of legitimacy

If the institutions of government are deemed illegitimate, preserving democracy may well be left to the people demanding justice.

Trump’s EPA dismisses dangers of chlorpyrifos on children’s brain downplaying agency’s own findings

“The EPA is ignoring decades of science by leading universities and in doing so, it's neglecting its duty to protect children from pesticides.”

We’ve got our own reasons to elect Biden — and he isn’t one of...

With so much at stake Autumn 2020 is a time when people have the decisive opportunity to prevent the consolidation of illegitimate power by an authoritarian regime.